Pharmacy service

Earwax removal

Book an ear health check at your nearest Well Pharmacy

Earwax build-up can happen to anyone. More than 2 million people in the UK need safe ear wax removal services.

You might have a build-up of earwax if you have:

  • Trouble hearing others
  • Annoying earaches
  • Sore or itchy ears
  • Ringing ears.

Your ear health matters. If you want to get clinical support and advice, book an ear health check at your local Well pharmacy. In as a little as 30 minutes, you can learn the cause of your symptoms and get earwax removed by a member of our pharmacy team.

What is earwax?

Earwax is a sticky substance produced in the ear canal.

It is designed to trap bacteria, dust and small objects from entering your inner ear and causing damage.

If you have too much earwax, it can lead to a blockage that might cause pain or irritation. Microsuction can be used to remove excess earwax from your ears. It gently removes build-up from your ears through a suction tube.

Adding a few drops of olive oil to your affected ear a week before your appointment is recommended. It helps to loosen any hard wax so that it can be removed quickly.

Get your earwax removed safely

Book an appointment at your local pharmacy

You can schedule an appointment to have your ears checked at your nearest Well Pharmacy.

Get a quick diagnosis

A member of our pharmacy team will check your ears. It only cost £10. You'll only pay for removal if you need treatment.

Get treatment

Within 30 minutes, you can have excess earwax removed using our microsuction service. It's quick, painless and costs £50.

Find your local earwax removal service

Pharmacy name Postcode Phone
Well Glasgow - Baillieston Road
0141 771 7994
Well Seaton Delaval - Astley Road
0191 237 0632
Well Shavington - Rope Green MC
01270 567 500
Well Clarendon Park - Queens Road
0116 270 7140
Well Peverell - Peverell Park Road
01752 766 818
Well Cardiff - Caerphilly Road
02920 612 138
Well Sheffield - Middlewood HC
0114 231 1926
How much does the earwax removal service work?

The service is completed in two parts - an ear check-up and the earwax removal service. It costs only £10 for the ear check-up and £50 for the earwax removal. You only need to pay for and attend an earwax removal appointment if you need one.

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is the safest and most effective way to remove earwax. It works by inserting a low-pressure suction probe into the ear. The probe will be controlled by one of our trained clinicians who will be wearing a microscope that will allow them to look clearly into the ear canal to remove the wax.

This procedure is painless and does not involve water being squirted into your ear canal, as syringing does.

It is recommended to use olive oil ear drops such as Well Pharmaceuticals Olive Oil Ear Drops a week before your appointment. Speak to our pharmacist for further advice.

Are there any side effects?

Microsuction is safe but you may experience some temporary changes such as:

  • A cold feeling in your ears
  • Increased sensitivity to sounds
  • Disorientation or dizziness
  • Throbbing or an ache in your ears.

These symptoms will go away within 24 hours as your ears adjust. We advise to keep your ears dry for 24 hours.

How often should I get this treatment?

There is a free follow-up appointment available, if necessary, this will help us understand whether you’ll need to come back every 3 or 6 months for check-ups.

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