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Ear Wax Removal And Ear Cleaning Services At PTANFMC

It must be pretty gross to have an itchy and blocked ear canal...

Especially at the thought of using a cotton bud/Q tip to try to remove the wax...

Earwax buildup is pretty gross, and earwax can actually obstruct the ear canal if not removed properly.

But don't reach for that cotton bud tip again!

The use of cotton buds in ear cleaning can actually cause more harm than good.

For instance, it can cause :

  • Earwax impaction: Earwax builds up in your ears

  • Injury to ear structures, especially eardrums

  • Ear infections

  • Trapping foreign bodies in ears


Any doctor in Singapore would advise you to consult a professional.

Here at PTanFMC, we provide ear wax removal in Singapore.

So, what are you waiting for?

Book an appointment with us today to get started on your ear cleaning!

What is ear wax removal?

Ear wax removal refers to ear cleaning services that prevent the following issues:

  • Pain/earache

  • An unwanted ear infection

  • Earwax build-up

  • Complications linked to the ear, nose and throat (coughs, sinusitis, etc.)

  • Vertigo

  • Tinnitus (persistent ringing in your ears)


Earwax buildup is an extremely common issue faced by people in Singapore.

When people experience ear pain and discomfort stemming from earwax, they may seek short-term remedies like earwax softeners (ear drops).

However, without proper earwax removal, the earwax buildup will only get worse and may lead to complications.

Why must an ear cleaning process be done professionally?

Your ear canal is highly sensitive and without proper care, you are risking not only infection but hearing loss too!

The last thing you want is an ear infection caused by ear irrigation.

Ear irrigation refers to a routine earwax removal method.

Another common method mentioned in Singapore to clear earwax buildups is ear candling.

Despite its popularity, ear candling as a cleaning procedure does not work.

Ear candling comes with many risks:

  • Potentially burning your skin/hair and especially your ears

  • Not properly removing the earwax buildup

  • Ear candling wax deposits remaining in your ears

  • Mid-ear or deeper infections in your ear canal

  • Ear blockage caused by candle wax

  • Hearing loss caused by candle wax

  • Persistent ear infection caused by candle wax


Cleaning ear canals is tricky without professional medical skills.

Our doctors at PTanFMC are well-versed with the different procedures for earwax removal.

What is an earwax removal procedure?

Earwax removal is not an easy task, however, in the hands of a PTanFMC's GP, we will remove all ear blockages.
While there are varied methods to professionally remove earwax, read on more to find out what PTanFMC offers:

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Ear Syringing

This procedure refers to spraying water into your ear using a syringe as an earwax removal method.
This is exceptionally useful for those who frequently use a cotton bud to clean earwax.
Unfortunately, using a cotton bud (or a Q-tip) for earwax removal will push earwax deeper into your ear canal.
So, earwax softeners are first prescribed by our GP before ear syringing.
Earwax removal through an ear syringe is completely safe. You will not experience a hearing loss with water in your ears, don't worry.

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Micro-suction

Micro-suction is a common procedure that every patient with earwax problems will benefit from.

The procedure will include an ear microscope guidance camera to show patients the earwax during your ear micro-suction procedure.

In fact, some patients expressed how satisfying it looks to remove earwax from the ear canal!

We understand that your ear canals are highly sensitive but rest assured that you will not feel discomfort or ear pain from this experience.

Using micro-suction for ear cleaning services is highly recommended by any ENT specialist because it is quick, minimally invasive, with a significantly lower risk for ear infections!

For more information, book an appointment with us.

Ear cleaning services and prices:

Ear syringing per ear: $35
Ear syringing (both ears): $60
Ear micro-suction: *prices subjected to ENT specialist referral

Important notice:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, please exercise caution and postpone your earwax removal appointment :

  • Fever

  • Dry cough

  • Fatigue

  • Body aches and pain

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhoea

  • Headache

  • Loss of smell/taste

  • Breathing difficulties/shortness of breath

  • Chest pain (pressure in your chest)


Combinations of symptoms may vary from individual to individual.

If you have any of these symptoms, please visit PTANFMC for a physical examination and COVID-19 screening as soon as possible.