Formed in the outer ear canal, the natural wax our ears produce forms a defensive layer in the ear canal. As it is produced it moves slowly from the outer ear canal to the opening of the ear.
Earwax has several uses: protecting the ear canal against dust, dirt, bacteria, and foreign bodies. It also helps to fight infection and prevents dry or itchy ears by moisturising the skin inside your ear.
Earwax, when it's blocking your ears, a pharmacist can help.
Symptoms of earwax build-up
Symptoms of earwax build-up include:
earache or a feeling that your ears are blocked
ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus)
vertigo (feeling dizzy and sick)
Please call our pharmacy or ask in store about our Ear Syringing service.