Ear irrigation is the better phrase for ear syringing as we don’t use a syringe anymore as this can cause damage to your ear. We use a specialised piece of machinery that pushes warm water at a certain pressure in your ear loosening the plug of wax that was not removed by simple ear wax softener or olive oil.
The procedure should be painless but you my feel slightly uncomfortable (it’s not the nicest thing to have water squirted in your ear after all!!).
A small number of patients have found that after the procedure they felt slightly dizzy but this usually passes quite quickly.