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Ear Care Top Tips from the Healthcare Specialists at Medineeds

Date: Mar 23, 2022
Post By : admin

At Medineeds Health and Wellness Clinic we are often asked for top tips on how our patients can look after their ears, as it is really important to make sure that everyone takes care with their ears. 
We understand that often people don’t know what ear care routine they should be following at home, what ear care do’s and don’ts there are, or when it is necessary to call on expert ear care advice and support.

So, what is the best advice for looking after our ears?

Here are the Ear Care Top Tips from our Medineeds Ear Care Specialist Jeannette Street:

  • Do not use cotton buds in your ears. Ever.
  • Treat hard wax that is blocking your ear canal with a wax softener such as olive oil. This will help the wax move out of the ear naturally. 

  • Keep your ears dry after swimming, bathing or showering. If you do get water in your ears, tilt your head to allow the water to drain out, then towel dry gently.

  • Do not ignore ear problems like pain, itchiness, discharge (smelly or otherwise), hearing reduction, any noises you hear like ringing or buzzing that is not caused by an outside source (tinnitus), dizziness. The longer you leave these untreated, the harder they can become to treat.  

  • The following are not recommended for wax removal - Pen lids, keys, hairgrips, corkscrews, fingernails, paperclips, arm of your spectacles, corner of a hanky twisted round etc. Be very cautious about any type of wax removal product that you stick in your ears, because you may have an underlying condition that needs examining properly by a specialist.

Medineeds Ear Care Services – the best value Somerset ear care services, provided by local healthcare experts


Our Ear Care Service is led by ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) specialist nurse Jeannette Street. Jeannette has over 30 years NHS experience, as an ENT ward sister and ENT Outpatients senior staff nurse. For 20 years she has led Microsuction Clinics and trained other Registered Nurses in this field. 

How can I find out more about Medineeds Ear Care Services?

At Medineeds we are on a mission to improve the wellbeing of our local community. We have many years of experience in our areas of expertise and are also involved in the provision of frontline healthcare services. Our Medineeds Health & Wellness Clinic team is made up of healthcare specialists and professionals, dedicated to taking care of your health and wellness.

If you have ear wax that needs removing or require further ear care advice please contact our friendly Medineeds Reception Team, who will happily advise you on our ear care service.

Call our Reception Team today to arrange an appointment 01823 277755 or email enquiries@medineeds.co.uk