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Ear Wax Removal for Children

Children from 4 years old are eligible to visit us for ear wax removal.

If you are planning to book an appointment for a child 10 years old or under, please do not book online. To make an appointment for a child, please call or email clinic as a longer appointment is required. We answer your Children and Ear Wax Removal FAQs.

Children & Ear Wax Removal FAQs

Yes! Children from four years of age are eligible to visit us for ear wax removal.

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 will not 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.

Please DO NOT use olive oil

You will need to visit your child’s GP and request medicated ear drops (sofradex) to put in your child’s ears in cases of:

  • Ventilation tubes (grommets)
  • Perforation (hole in ear drum)
  • Suspected Ear Infection