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Ear Care

At Benfield Park Medical Group we run a private ear care service. If you would like to arrange an appointment, please get in touch.

Before your appointment, we request patients have done a course of ear drops, and you will be screened over the phone via either one of our medical receptionists or health care assistants.

Using olive oil ear drops (if drops have been prescribed, please follow the instructions on the bottle):

  1. Lie on your side, with ear facing upwards
  2. Gently pull outer ear upwards and backwards
  3. Drop 1-2 drops in ear canal of room temperature oil
  4. Gently massage area in front of ear
  5. Stay lying down for the next 10 minutes
  6. Wipe away any excess olive oil

Note: Most find repeating these steps 3-4 nights prior to your appointment is beneficial. Do NOT put cotton wool in ear canal.

If you have had a mastoid operation, please follow the instructions for olive oil ear drops for any ear drops your are using, then lying on your back put 2-3 drops in the back of the cavity, and after staying lying down for the next 10 minutes wipe away any excess. 

Please note this is a private option with a charge of £30 for one ear and £50 for both, and payment must be taken prior to the appointment. As this is a private service unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund if you do not attend your appointment or are over 10 minutes late. However, we operate a 24-houur cancellation policy should you need to re-arrange, and you will receive a 75% refund if no wax is found.