Ear irrigation is an in-office, routine procedure designed to remove excessive earwax, also known as cerumen, and any foreign material that may have found its way into the ear canal. A healthy ear will naturally produce wax to provide lubrication and protection to your ear. Wax helps to keep things from entering and collecting in the ear, as well as assisting in avoiding bacterial growth that can lead to complications. However, if the body produces an excess amount of wax it can harden and lead to complications such as ringing in the ears, pain in the ears, blockage and can even impair your hearing.
Why Have Ear Irrigation?
The ear is a sensitive part of your body. Excessive earwax that builds up overtime can not only be unpleasant and painful but can cause lasting damage to your ear canal and eardrum. Ear irrigation is a safe and easy way to remove the excessive earwax that helps to reduce your risk of complications.
Small objects and materials such as dirt, dust, food, bugs, pebbles, and other small items can make their way into your ear. When an item enters your ear, it is important to quickly and gently remove it before it has the chance to cause more damage by moving deeper into the ear or collecting bacteria.
Ear Irrigation Doctors in Humble TX
Our doctors will first examine the inside of your ear to make sure your symptoms are the result of excessive earwax or an out of place object or particle and not something more serious.
If your doctor comes to the conclusion that your symptoms are related to excessive wax or the presence of a foreign material they will perform an in-office ear irrigation with a syringe-like tool. The tool will be used to provide water or a saline mixture into the ear to flush. This is done to wash out the excess wax.
Wellspire Medical Group Humble TX
Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101
Humble, TX 77338