Ear Irrigation

Receive Professional Care For Safe & Gentle Earwax Removal At Family Urgent Care

Great news for the residents of Indiana or Illinois! Whether you or your child are suffering from difficulty in hearing due to thickened ear wax or debris in your ear, we are ready to help you regain your hearing right away. 

All you need is a proper ear examination from an experienced healthcare professional who observes the extent of blockage and then removes the thickened ear wax or foreign debris from your ear using the latest techniques. 

So, visit us today in Indiana or Illinois and leave the rest to us!

Let’s Understand Ear Irrigation First

Our ear canal is lined with glands in the skin that produce a waxy oil called cerumen in the external ear canal. The main role of ear wax is to protect the ear from foreign bodies and clean the ear canal naturally. However, too much wax build-up or thickening can cause ear fullness or a “blocked” sensation, impacting the hearing ability and causing discomfort in many people. 

Therefore, ear irrigation is done in such people to safely remove the excess ear wax or foreign debris from the outer ear canal using gentle flushing of warm water. This method safely dislodges or flushes out the accumulated wax build-up or obstructions.

Why Do You Need Ear Irrigation?

There are multiple reasons that ear irrigation or ear syringing procedure would be appropriate for you or your child.

Excessive Earwax Build-up: We all know that earwax serves as a shield to protect the middle and inner ear. However, excessive accumulation of earwax can lead to ear pain, hearing loss, discomfort, or even mild to moderate ear infection in some cases.

Impacted Earwax or Clogged Ears: If you do not clean your ears regularly, the earwax is tightly packed in your ear, causing a feeling of fullness, discomfort, or difficulty hearing. The healthcare provider at the urgent care clinic will observe the extent of the blockage, prescribe ear drops to soften the earwax, and then remove it using ear irrigation or other appropriate techniques. 

Foreign Objects: Inserting foreign objects in the ear, such as small pieces of toys or food, is quite common in children. If you or your child has any foreign object in your ear, you can visit an urgent care clinic for safe removal using ear irrigation. 

Practicing Poor Ear Hygiene: Due to improper ear cleaning, ear wax can thicken and accumulate with time. Therefore, ear irrigation is a crucial procedure to clean the accumulated wax in your ear.

Some Common Symptoms Of Excessive Earwax Build-Up

Earwax build-up is normal, and it doesn’t cause any symptoms. However, excessive accumulation and thickening can cause discomfort and various other symptoms, such as: 

  • Difficulty in hearing or hearing loss
  • Mild to moderate ear pain 
  • Sense of ear fullness
  • Itchiness 
  • Ringing or buzzing sensation in the ear
  • Feeling of dizziness

If you or your child is experiencing any concerning symptoms, you can visit the Family Urgent Care clinic immediately for safe removal of earwax build-up.


Some Do’s & Don't Of Removing Earwax At Home

Many people try to remove accumulated earwax at home or use age-old remedies that can potentially harm or exacerbate the problem. So, let’s look at some do’s and don’ts of removing earwax yourself.



  • Let the body’s natural mechanisms take care of earwax if it’s not bothering you or causing any difficulty in hearing. 

  • You can use over-the-counter eardrops to soften the earwax.

  • If you have earwax build-up or debris in your ear or you have difficulty in hearing, it’s best to see a healthcare provider. They can use the right tools to remove the accumulated earwax from your ear. 
  • Do not use cotton earbuds or hairpins to remove earwax yourself as they can push the ear wax toward the eardrum, increasing the risk of ear canal perforation or infections. 

  • Do not use ear candles. This procedure is rarely effective and can cause burns, infections, or eardrum injuries. 

  • You should not use DIY earwax removal kits or techniques at home as they are unsafe and can potentially cause eardrum injuries if not handled properly. 

How Can Family Urgent Care Help In Removing Accumulated Earwax Safely?

Feeling discomfort and difficulty in hearing due to thickened earwax? Consult our trained healthcare professionals and doctors for safe earwax removal, either through ear irrigation or manual removal. If you or your child experiences any ear infection symptoms such as redness, pain, or swelling, our doctors will prescribe appropriate medicines to help you recover from it. 

Our clinics are based in multiple locations: Rogers Park and Lincoln Park (in Illinois), and Schererville (in Indiana). You can walk in any day of the week, either by booking your appointment or simply walking into the clinic. 

So, are you ready to get your hearing back and feel instant relief? Visit us today and seek professional care for safe earwax removal.