Many of us will experience ear problems at some time in our lives and these can affect the outer, middle or inner ear.
Common conditions of the ear include infection, inflammation and wax build up and while some of these can be painful at worst or uncomfortable at best, your community pharmacist can help as the staff there are used to seeing people with ear problems and helping them to select the best treatment or referring them to a doctor when necessary.
Some ear problems which occur quite often include:
There are some things we can do to help protect our ears and these include never inserting foreign objects, including cotton buds, into the ear.
Other tips include not diving in deep water when you have a cold, wearing hearing protection when in a loud environment and always seeking advice from your pharmacist at the first signs of any pain, discomfort or discharge form your ear.