Ear Syringing

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak we are not able to currently offer ear syringing at the practice. However, there are some links below with suggestions of things you can try at home instead. 
 

What does Frome Medical Practice offer? 

Appointments for ear syringing are available with our Practice Nurses by calling 01373 301301 but often this is an issue that can be dealt with at home. See below for how to do this.

If you do need an appointment please use eardrops or drops of almond, olive or baby oil into the affected ear up to 7 days prior to syringing. This will soften the wax and make it easier to remove.

 

Other support available

As an alternative to making an appointment to see one of our clinicians, you may wish to consider managing the problem yourself at home.

This NHS information is helpful: 

NHS Earwax Build Up Advice

For really useful information about hearing aids, see the 'patient' tab of the Rotheram Ear Care centre website, which includes information on ear care (wax, hearing loss, tinnitus and ear infections), information on hearing aids and accessories, links to leaflets and frequently asked questions: 

Ear Care Centre Information