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toastie
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Ears syringed

Postby toastie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:49 am

I suffer badly from ear wax build-up and back in UK, I regularly had my ears syringed from my GP.

Is this something that can be done here.

Would the medical centre in Kalyves be able to do this?

Thanks for any info.

susieQ
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby susieQ » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:59 am

Yes, the Medical Centre can syringe your ears - I've had mine syringed there on more than one occasion.
susieQ

toastie
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby toastie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am

Thanks Susie

Are they open today. Don't think I can last until tomorrow being 'deaf' lol

peebee
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby peebee » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 am

I'm pretty sure the Vamos health centre is open today, they might be able to help.

Mixos
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby Mixos » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:11 am

Have you tried olive oil drops? Seriously, it was recommended by my GP in the UK many years ago and it has always worked for me. Get one of those small glass phials with a rubber "balloon" dropper (you can probably get them at your local pharmacy) and squeeze a few drops of olive oil into your ear(s) then loosely plug your ears with a small twist of cotton wool to keep the oil in place while it softens the wax. It might not fully work on its own, but it will help if you do it before syringing.

Kilkis
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby Kilkis » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:42 am

I've always used THEOFANIS LAMPRINAKIS in the centre of Chania. He is an ear, nose and throat specialist who uses a suction machine to remove wax rather than syringing. It is regarded as a safer method. Typically GPs in the UK will not syringe unless the ear canal is totally blocked, as they claim there is a risk of damage to the ear drum. Some ENT specialists will syringe if it is not totally blocked but many in the UK also use suction.

If you find that the Vamos Medical Centre want you to use olive oil to soften the wax for several days before they will syringe, which is fairly typical, and you don't want to wait, you could try Dr Lambrinakis on Monday. The suction technique does not require the wax to be softened first. The last time I used him a few years ago he charged €30.

Warwick

toastie
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby toastie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:50 am

Warwick, can you give me directions to Dr Lamprinakis.

Do I need to make an appointment or just turn up ?

This will be a plan b if Kalyves wont do it.

scooby
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby scooby » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:45 pm

toastie wrote:Warwick, can you give me directions to Dr Lamprinakis.

Do I need to make an appointment or just turn up ?

This will be a plan b if Kalyves wont do it.
Click on Warwick's link (doctor's name) then click on his address and the map comes up.
Men in suits will always make you pay.

toastie
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby toastie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:51 pm

thanks scooby. i did that after i typed the message lol.

Kilkis
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby Kilkis » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:03 pm

He's at 17 Tzanakaki Street. The marker on the linked map is not completely accurate. Tzanakai Street runs away from the Cross Market and has a branch of the National Bank of Greece on the corner. If you walk up it on the left hand side with your back to the Cross Market you pass the tax office, then Cosmote and then a side street. Just before you get to the next side street the shops step back slightly and the first building set back has a passageway running through the middle and a large 17 over the entrance. The entrance to the building is on the left hand side about half way along the passageway. I can't remember which floor he is on but there are signs next to the doorway listing everybody in the building and they have the floor number on them. His name in Greek is ΛΑΜΠΡΙΝΑΚΗΣ ΘΕΟΦΑΝΗΣ Ι. and it will probably also say ΩΡΛ or Ωτορινολαρυγγολόγος, the Greek equivalent of ENT. If for example he is on the second floor it will say 2ο όροφο. Obviously with the 2 replaced by 1, 3 or 4 if he is on a different floor.

I've never made an appointment and I've never had to wait very long but it wouldn't hurt to phone the number in the link in case he is not available that day for some reason.

Warwick

toastie
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby toastie » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks Warwick.

toastie
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Re: Ears syringed

Postby toastie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:21 am

All done today at Kalyves Medical Centre
Couldn't fault them.
Waited an hour to go in and was in there 45 mins.
Yes it took that long to clear them.
He recommended going back annually.
Only cost €35

Thanks everyone for their help


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