Blocked ears (wax)
Who do I see?
A pharmacist can help with earwax build-up
Speak to a pharmacist about earwax build-up. They can give advice and suggest treatments.
They might recommend chemical drops to dissolve the earwax. The earwax should fall out on its own or dissolve after about a week.
Do not use drops if you have a hole in your eardrum (a perforated eardrum).
Alternatively there are a number of private providers who now carry out ear wax removal. Search opticians or local private services to find out more. Ear wax treatment is no longer done at the Surgery.
Do not use your fingers or any objects like cotton buds to remove earwax. This will push it in and make it worse.