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Earwax Removal

Primary Care & General Practice located in San Bernardino, CA

Earwax Removal

Earwax Removal services offered in San Bernardino, CA

A buildup of earwax can affect hearing and cause ear pain. At Su Clinica Medical Group in San Bernardino, California, Jose de la Llana, MD, and the team of primary and general care practitioners perform earwax removal to relieve these symptoms. The clinic is the only one in the area offering earwax removal. Call today or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins and same-day appointments are available for private pay and on an as needed basis.

Earwax Removal Q&A

What is the purpose of earwax?

Earwax is a waxy substance naturally produced in your ear. Its primary role is to protect your ears from dust, dirt, and germs and it keeps your ears clean.

If you produce too much earwax, have narrow ear canals, or wear a hearing aid, you’re at risk of earwax impaction. Earwax impaction means you have a buildup of hard earwax in the ear canal that is difficult to remove. 

Older adults are at greater risk of earwax impaction because they tend to produce harder and less malleable earwax.

When left in the ear, the buildup of earwax may affect your hearing or cause pain. The excessive earwax may also make it difficult to see into your ear causing your provider to miss diagnosing an ear problem.

When do I need earwax removal?

You need earwax removal if you have earwax impaction that’s affecting the function of your ear. You should never try to remove hardened earwax yourself. The ear canal is delicate and any attempts at removing the wax from your ear may damage it and cause hearing loss.

If you have symptoms of earwax impaction, schedule an appointment at Su Clinica Medical Group. The clinic is the only one in the area offering earwax removal.

Your provider evaluates your ears, reviews your medical history, and talks to you about treatments. Su Clinica Medical Group is a full-service primary care practice that includes health professionals fluent in English and Spanish.

The bilingual team makes health care more accessible to their HIspanic and Latino community. It also specializes in senior care. 

What happens during earwax removal?

Earwax removal at Su Clinica Medical Group is called an ear flush, or ear lavage. Your provider uses a special instrument that administers a saline solution into the ear. The saline softens the wax, making it easier to remove. 

Your provider then uses a tool to scrape or suction out the wax. 

Earwax removal at Su Clinica Medical Group only takes a few minutes. Your provider cleans the ear following removal and provides additional treatments for infections or pain. They also give you instructions on how to clean your ears at home to reduce risk of a recurrence.

Earwax removal is a safe and simple treatment for earwax impaction. For expert care, call Su Clinica Medical Group today or book an appointment online.