Simple Cerumen Removal

December 31, 2006

To remove impacted cerumen, attacha 16-gauge catheter to a 10-mL syringe(you may use a smaller or largersyringe if you prefer).

To remove impacted cerumen, attacha 16-gauge catheter to a 10-mL syringe(you may use a smaller or largersyringe if you prefer). Fill the syringewith lukewarm water, place theend of the catheter in the external auditorycanal, and irrigate the ear.Place an emesis basin below the earand a towel over the patient's shoulder.For smaller ears, or when morepressure is needed, use a smallercatheter.-- Rachel Meirose, PA-C
   Mont Alto, Pa