Ear Care

Ear wax is made through tiny glands in your ear canal and is essential for keeping your ears clean and healthy. 

Ear Care FAQS 

How can I treat an ear ache? 

You can treat an ear ache in a number of ways, but this depends on what’s causing your pain. If you’re experiencing pain from an ear wax buildup, you can use ear wax softening drops to help soften the wax. 
If you’ve got pain in your middle ear, it may get better on its own within 7 days and you can use paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease the pain. 
If you’ve got pain in your outer ear, you may need a prescription for antibiotic ear drops to treat it. 
If you’re not sure where your ear pain is, visit your doctor who will be able to advise you. 
How do I know if I have ear wax buildup? 
Some symptoms of ear wax buildup include a full feeling in the ear, ringing noises, hearing problems, and pain or itchiness in the ear. 
It’s important to note that having a buildup of ear wax isn’t a sign of poor hygeine and can be easily diagnosed by your doctor. 
If you need help removing your ear wax from your ear, you can visit your local Blooms The Chemist and ask our friendly Pharmacists for wax-softening drops. 

Do not try and pick the ear wax out of your ear with your fingers, a cotton bud or any other object as this can push the ear wax further down your ear. 
If the wax cannot remove itself naturally, you may need to visit your doctor who may use a syringe to remove the ear wax with body-temperature water to float it out.