There's no definite recommendation on the frequency. You don't need to have regular cleaning done by an ENT if you're not suffering from hearing loss or ear fullness.
One thing you can do is this:
First, tilt your head to one side. Then pour 1 to 2 drops of baby oil into your ear and leave it for about 1 to 2 minutes. After this, just wipe your external ear with cotton or cloth.
No, I do not recommend using cotton buds, especially if you're cleaning your own ears. If you really have to use cue tips, my suggestion is to use baby oil together with it and only do it once or twice a month.
Personally I do not recommend. Just in case you really need to, you may ask someone else who has a "steady" hand to clean the outer part of the ear canal using the ear spoon/scoop to remove ear wax or debris
For now that we are on Enhanced Community Quarantine, I will only accept Cash payments. You may apply for Cash reimbursement from your company or HMO (if applicable).
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There are a lot of accredited ENT doctors for most HMO / Insurance companies. For myself, I only accept Intellicare, PhilCare and Lacson and Lacson at the clinic. For hospital admissions, I also accept Generali and AsianLife aside from the 3 companies mentioned above. Hope that helps.
My consultation fee at any of my clinics range from P800 to P1000. There are optional fees for those who need or request ENT procedures. The patient is advised during the consultation, what are the recommended procedures to be done. Rates are subject to change anytime but clients are always informed prior to the procedure.
Yes, you may send a message via messenger by clicking this link: http://m.me/entsurgeoncebu. In general, I don't accept phone/web consultations without seeing the patient first at the clinic.
It really depends on the reason / diagnosis. A thorough ENT examination has to be done to the ears after cleaning the ear canal via ear suctioning. If the diagnosis is Acute Otitis Media, then Yes, it's treatable with medications. If there is a perforated ear drum, it may close after a few weeks. Further advise will be given when patient is seen.
It is highly recommended that you seek consultation from any ENT immediately. There's a condition called Sudden Onset Sensorineural Hearing Loss which is reversible in the first 24 to 48 hours if proper medication is started. After this crucial period without any treatment, the hearing loss might be permanent.
Yes, of course! As a law-abiding citizen myself, I do offer the required discount of 20% to our most respected group of people, the seniors.