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Ear Wax Removal

Now available at all our branches.

Are you suffering from a build up of earwax, hearing problems, itchiness or earache?

Our fully trained staff are able to examine and check the health of the ears and help remove any build up of earwax using microsuction where appropriate. Where indicated, the pharmacist may be able to supply antibiotic ear drops for certain types of ear infections.

The gold standard, microsuction is a more effective treatment than irrigation. It is a quick, safe and painless procedure and involves removing wax from your ears by using a small suction tube and probe to gently remove any excess wax in the ear.

There are some ear-related conditions that can result in you not being able to have microsuction performed. This includes suffering from regular ear infections or having a perforated ear drum.

What to expect at the appointment:

  • A comprehensive medical history will be taken to ensure there are no reasons why microsuction may not be suitable.
  • The ear canal and ear drum will be examined using an otoscope. Images and a video will be taken of the ear before and after any procedure.
  • A suction tube and probe will be gently inserted into your ear to remove the wax.
  • If the wax is too hard to remove, we will advise you to use wax softening drops such as olive oil or sodium bicarbonate before booking you in for a second appointment to remove the wax.

Microsuction is generally painless, but it can be a little noisy and sometimes a little uncomfortable. If at any point you feel discomfort or pain during the appointment, please make sure you let us know.

Depending on the amount of wax in your ears, you might find that things sound a little different once the wax has been removed. You may notice a small amount of ringing or buzzing in your ears, but this should settle down after a couple of days.


Consultation Fee (no ear wax):      £25

Ear wax removal – one ear:           £40

Ear wax removal – both ears:        £60

Please call the branch to book an appointment or click on the button to book an appointment.