Irrigation earwax removal is an ideal method of ear cleaning for people who are comfortable with it. The irrigation solution is carefully warmed to body temperature for comfort. Ear wax removal by irrigation has completely replaced ear syringing. Ear syringing as a method of ear cleaning is pretty much discredited, it could cause more problems than it cured and often it didn’t remove the ear wax
Irrigation is safer and more effective because it uses a controlled flow of water. The process is undertaken using an electronic ear irrigation machine, which is basically a water pump. The machine contains a reservoir unit for water and a hand-held nozzle which is used to gently spray water into the ear canal at a controlled and steady rate. The water removes the ear wax build-up, flushing it out of the canal to be captured in a special tank which is held under the ear.
Irrigation is an exceptionally safe and comfortable method of earwax removal. The use of liquid ensures that the ear is washed completely clean. Most people find it a comfortable process and quite relaxing, it is usually undertaken in about thirty minutes.