Our expert says:
Dear J Smith
Syringing of the ear should only be attempted by a person qualified to perform this procedure. It could well just be wax impaction in which case a wax softening oil will help soften the wax before attempting wax removal. Syringing of the ear could cause damage to the eardrum if not correctly performed or damage to the middle ear if there is an existing tympanic membrane perforation.
I would suggest:
1. Having your GP or local clinic sister examine your ear for wax.
2. If there is no wax present on examination, a hearing test is warranted.
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