Children from 2 years old are eligible to visit us for ear wax removal.
Please read this if your child is under 6 years of age:
Children under the age of six make extremely hard wax, therefore we require preparation prior to the appointment. Placing drops in the ears allows for an effortless, efficient, and comfortable ear wax removal procedure.
- The parent or caregiver needs to place 2-3 drops of olive oil or softening drops in the child’s ears, twice a day, 3 days prior to their appointment. Unfortunately if the nurse can see no sign of this preparation, your child won’t be able to have wax removal and you will be required to make another appointment at least three days after, unless stated otherwise.
- This preparation is vital as your child needs to stay still during the procedure. Most children will not sit still if their wax is rock hard, as the ear will be tender and uncomfortable – causing the child to become distressed.
In cases of grommets or a hole in the ear drum please do not use olive oil, see special instructions
You will need to visit your child’s GP and request medicated drops to put in your child’s ears in cases of:
- Ventilation tubes (grommets)
- Perforation (hole in ear drum)
- Suspected Ear Infection