Ear flushing is a routine procedure used to remove excess earwax and foreign materials from the ear. Our ears naturally secrete wax, which protects and lubricates the ear canal. Normally, the body regulates the amount of wax. However, if too much wax is produced, or the earwax hardens, it can cause blockages which result in earaches, ringing, or hearing loss. Additionally, ear flushes can help remove foreign materials like insects and debris before they can damage the delicate ear canal.
Ear flushes are performed by the nurses. They use a syringe-shaped tool to introduce saline into the ear canal, which will lift debris and wax from the ear.
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