Ear Cleaning

Ear cleaning is an essential aspect of ear health that involves removing excess earwax from the ear canal. At CoreMed Plus, ear cleaning is one of the many services offered to help individuals maintain optimal ear health and function.

The healthcare providers at CoreMed Plus are experienced and skilled in ear cleaning using safe and effective techniques. They understand the importance of maintaining ear health and the potential complications from excessive earwax buildup.

Excessive earwax buildup can cause various symptoms, including earache, itching, and hearing loss. It can also increase the risk of ear infections or other complications. By regularly cleaning the ears, individuals can improve their overall ear health and prevent potential complications.

At CoreMed Plus, individuals can expect personalized care and treatment tailored to their specific needs. The healthcare providers work with each patient to determine the best method for ear cleaning, whether it be over-the-counter remedies or specialized tools. They utilize the latest techniques and technology to ensure safe and effective treatment.

The benefits of ear cleaning at CoreMed Plus include:

  • Improved hearing.
  • Reduced earache and itching.
  • Reduced risk of infection.
  • Improved balance.
  • Prevention of potential complications.

By working with the healthcare providers at CoreMed Plus, individuals can receive high-quality ear-cleaning treatment that is safe and effective.

In addition to ear cleaning, CoreMed Plus offers services to help individuals achieve optimal health and well-being. From primary care and preventive services to specialty care and diagnostic testing, CoreMed Plus is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized healthcare to each patient.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of excessive earwax buildup, ear cleaning at CoreMed Plus may be a viable treatment option. Contact CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider and take the first step towards better ear health and overall well-being.

What is Ear Cleaning

Ear cleaning is a process of removing earwax, also known as cerumen, from the ear canal. Earwax is a naturally occurring substance that helps protect the ear from dirt, dust, and bacteria. It also helps lubricate and clean the ear canal. However, excessive earwax buildup can lead to hearing problems, discomfort, and infection.

Ear cleaning can be performed at home using over-the-counter ear drops or by a healthcare provider using specialized tools. Ear cleaning should only be done when necessary, as excessive cleaning can lead to more earwax buildup and other complications.

Symptoms of Excessive Earwax

Excessive earwax buildup can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Earache
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Itching in the ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing

When to Seek Professional Help:

While some earwax buildup is normal, it’s essential to seek professional help if the earwax is causing discomfort or interfering with hearing. A healthcare provider can examine the ear and determine if ear cleaning is necessary. Individuals with a history of ear problems, such as ear infections or a perforated eardrum, should avoid self-cleaning and seek professional help.

The Ear Cleaning Procedure

Ear cleaning can be done at home or by a healthcare provider. Home remedies such as over-the-counter ear drops or olive oil can be used to soften the earwax and make it easier to remove. However, following the instructions carefully is essential, and avoiding using cotton swabs or other objects that can push the earwax further into the ear canal.

For more severe cases of earwax buildup, a healthcare provider may use specialized tools such as an ear spoon or suction device to safely and effectively remove the earwax. The healthcare provider will examine the ear and determine the best method for removing the earwax.

Benefits of Ear Cleaning

Ear cleaning can provide several benefits, including improved hearing, reduced earache and itching, and a reduced risk of infection. By removing excessive earwax, individuals can improve the overall health and function of their ears.

It’s important to note that ear cleaning should be done safely and only when necessary. Excessive cleaning can lead to more earwax buildup, infection, or even ear canal or eardrum damage. Working with a healthcare provider allows individuals to receive safe and effective ear-cleaning treatment and avoid potential complications.

Ear cleaning is the process of removing earwax from the ear canal. While some earwax buildup is normal, excessive buildup can cause discomfort, hearing problems, and even infection. Ear cleaning can be done at home using over-the-counter remedies or by a healthcare provider using specialized tools. Ear cleaning can provide several benefits, including improved hearing, reduced earache and itching, and a reduced risk of infection. However, it’s vital to seek professional help if earwax is causing discomfort or interfering with hearing and to avoid excessive cleaning to prevent potential complications.

Ear Cleaning Procedure

Ear cleaning is an essential aspect of ear health that involves removing excess earwax from the ear canal. It’s important to follow safe and effective techniques to avoid potential complications. Here is a step-by-step guide on safely cleaning your ears:

 

Step 1: Soften the Earwax

Before attempting to remove the earwax, it’s vital to soften it first. This can be done by placing a few drops of mineral oil, baby oil, or commercial ear drops in the ear canal. Tilt your head to the side and allow the drops to sit in the ear for several minutes.

 

Step 2: Drain the Ear

After several minutes, tilt your head to the opposite side to allow the ear drops to drain out of the ear. You can use a clean towel or tissue to catch any excess drops.

 

Step 3: Clean the Ear with a Washcloth

Gently clean the outer part of the ear with a washcloth or soft towel. Avoid inserting the washcloth or towel into the ear canal, as this can further push the earwax and potentially cause damage.

 

Step 4: Use an Ear Syringe

If the earwax is still causing discomfort or interfering with hearing, you can use an ear syringe to remove the earwax safely. Fill the syringe with warm water and gently insert it into the ear canal. Tilt your head to the opposite side to allow the water to flow into the ear canal. After several seconds, tilt your head back to its original position to allow the water and earwax to drain out.

 

Step 5: Dry the Ear

After cleaning the ear, use a clean towel or tissue to dry the outer part of the ear. Avoid using cotton swabs or other objects to dry the ear canal, as this can further push the earwax and potentially cause damage.

It’s important to note that ear cleaning should only be done when necessary, as excessive cleaning can lead to more earwax buildup and other complications. If you’re experiencing symptoms of excessive earwax buildup, it’s important to seek professional help from a healthcare provider to prevent potential complications and maintain good ear health.

At CoreMed Plus, ear cleaning is one of the many services offered to help individuals maintain optimal ear health and function. The healthcare providers at CoreMed Plus are experienced and skilled in ear cleaning using safe and effective techniques. They understand the importance of maintaining ear health and the potential complications from excessive earwax buildup.

Benefits of Ear Cleaning

Ear cleaning removes earwax from the ear canal, benefiting individuals with excessive earwax buildup. Earwax, or cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance that helps protect the ear from dirt, dust, and bacteria. However, excessive earwax buildup can cause discomfort, hearing problems, and infection.

Improved Hearing

One of the primary benefits of ear cleaning is improved hearing. When earwax accumulates in the ear canal, it can block sound waves from reaching the eardrum, causing hearing problems. By removing the excess earwax, individuals can improve the transmission of sound and improve their overall hearing.

Reduced Earache and Itching

Excessive earwax buildup can cause discomfort, earache, and itching in the ear. By removing the excess earwax, individuals can reduce these symptoms and improve overall comfort.

Reduced Risk of Infection

Excessive earwax buildup can also increase the risk of ear infections. When earwax blocks the ear canal, it can create a moist environment that promotes the growth of bacteria or fungi. By removing excess earwax, individuals can reduce the risk of infection and improve overall ear health.

Improved Balance

The inner ear plays a critical role in maintaining balance. Excessive earwax buildup can interfere with the function of the inner ear, leading to dizziness or balance problems. Individuals can improve the inner ear’s function and overall balance by removing excess earwax.

Prevention of Complications

Excessive earwax buildup can lead to complications such as impacted earwax, ear infections, or eardrum perforation. By regularly cleaning the ears, individuals can prevent these complications and maintain good ear health.

Overall, ear cleaning is a safe and effective procedure that can benefit individuals with excessive earwax buildup. It can improve hearing, reduce earache and itching, reduce the risk of infection, improve balance, and prevent potential complications. However, it’s important to seek professional help if earwax is causing discomfort or interfering with hearing and to avoid excessive cleaning to prevent potential complications.

Meet Dr. Mark Richter

I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. 

I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.

Meet Briahnnon Long NP-BC

Briahnnon Long, NP-BC, graduated from Oakland University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She then pursued her Master of Science in Nursing. She graduated from The University of Michigan Flint in 2020 and became board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 

She works in the acute care setting as a hospitalist and in the subacute care setting at a skilled nursing facility. She has special interests in health and wellness, preventative medicine, and chronic care management in the primary care setting. She loves being outdoors, cheering on her husband and two children in hockey, and camping and boating in the summer.

Give us a Call Today!

Ear cleaning at CoreMed Plus is a safe and effective procedure that can benefit individuals with excessive earwax buildup. The experienced and skilled healthcare providers at CoreMed Plus are dedicated to helping individuals maintain optimal ear health and function.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of excessive earwax buildup, it’s important to seek professional help to prevent potential complications and maintain good ear health. The healthcare providers at CoreMed Plus utilize safe and effective techniques to remove excess earwax and improve overall ear health.

In addition to ear cleaning, CoreMed Plus offers a variety of services to help individuals achieve optimal health and well-being. From primary care and preventive services to specialty care and diagnostic testing, CoreMed Plus is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized healthcare to each patient.

Don’t let excessive earwax buildup interfere with your quality of life. Contact CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider and take the first step towards better ear health and overall well-being. The team at CoreMed Plus is dedicated to providing high-quality care and support to every patient, and they utilize the latest techniques and technology to ensure safe and effective treatment.

By working with the healthcare providers at CoreMed Plus, individuals can receive personalized care and treatment that is tailored to their specific needs. Take control of your ear health and schedule an appointment with CoreMed Plus today.

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If you’re ready to take charge of your health and embark on a journey toward a healthier, happier life, we invite you to contact us today. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff is excited to take your call and help you on your health journey. We will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is right for you and provide the support and care you need every step of the way.

Don’t let health concerns hold you back – contact CoreMed Plus today and let us help you achieve optimal health and wellness. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve a healthier, happier life.

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    Dr. Mark Richter Bio

    I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.