Here’s Why You Should Consider an Earwax Extraction

earwax extractionThe human body is an amazing thing. So amazing, in fact, that we can often overlook certain aspects of our health because our body often runs so effectively. One of the main things that people tend to overlook is the health of their ears.  If their eyesight starts to go out, it’s easy to notice because we look at everything. Headaches, dizziness, and other symptoms could mean something as simple as an earwax buildup. While it might be tempting to reach for a cotton swab, you should consider an earwax extraction instead. Why not take care of it yourself? Read below to find out why you should trust a medical professional instead of “standard” treatments.

Cotton Swabs Could Damage Your Ears

Cotton swabs might seem like an easy way to clean out your ears, but they could do more harm than good. Doctors have reported thousands of cases of ear damage due to these swabs in children. The problem is that by pushing too hard or too far, you can damage the ear drum or other delicate parts inside of your ear. A part of the Q-tip can also break off and become lodged in your ear. The inner ear is a lot more fragile than people think it is and can be damaged easily without a proper earwax extraction. This can lead to some serious health problems and should be avoided.

What About Ear Candles?

A lot of people view ear candles as a natural and healthy way to get around earwax extraction by a physician. You might even see this method done in spas, and see the products sold in health stores. The problem is that the candles are far from a healthy alternative. Most people are unaware that the FDA issued a warning about ear candles. Some of the issues are the same as cotton swabs, in that if pushed too far in it can damage the ear canal. There are other issues as well, however, the user is literally adding fire to the equation. Ear candles are supposed to use the fire at the end of the cone to “suck out” the ear wax, but the problem is that the fire has led to burns to furniture and people. Many people say that you should only use a “professional candler”, but these candlers more often than not have no medical training, and thus can’t determine if your problem is actually ear wax or something more serious.

The Safest Bet for Earwax Extraction is a Medical Professional

Going to a doctor for earwax extraction might seem strange. We’ve been conditioned to believe that it is something that we can take care of ourselves. Remember that the ear is delicate, however. Messing with your ear could cause damage, leading to hearing loss, headaches, dizziness, and other problems. The advantage of going to a medical professional goes beyond the threat of damaging your ear. Someone that is trained will be able to tell you if there is anything else going on that you should be aware of. Infections, diseases, or damage to the inside of the ear can be serious and should be checked in order to ensure that there is not an underlying cause to whatever problems you may be experiencing. Our highly trained medical professionals will ensure that you receive the best care possible and help recommend any other services that you may need. We provide comprehensive services that will get you “hearing better”, all designed with your comfort in mind.
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