The Tredegar Practice

Morning lines open from 8am to 12.30pm
Afternoon lines open from 2pm to 6.30pm

NHS colleagues can use the NHS Service Finder to find our secure email and bypass number.

Ear Syringing (Irrigation)

We no longer provide ear syringing (irrigation). This is because it is a risky procedure for an issue that will get better with time and so the NHS no longer provides this service.

We recommend that you use olive oil drops available from the pharmacy. This will take time but will help.

To make sure you get the best results from using ear drops please follow the instructions here: Olive Oil Information Sheet

NHS UK also has more information about ear wax build up: Earwax build-up – NHS (

You can arrange to have ear syringing done privately which will involve a fee. Several local chemists and opticians provide this service and an internet search will provide you with different options.


Date published: 12th August, 2021
Date last updated: 12th August, 2021