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Every Tuesday afternoon at North West Kilmarnock Area Centre and every Wednesday morning at Old Irvine Road Surgery with the midwife
Every Friday morning at Old Irvine Road Surgery with the health visitor
Every Thursday morning with the doctor
Alternate Wednesdays with doctor and nurse at North West Kilmarnock Area Centre
Once a month on a Wednesday morning at North West Kilmarnock Area Centre
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The flu vaccine is the best available protection against the flu virus. It’s very safe, takes only a few minutes and will last around a year. The vaccine is offered each winter flu season, which lasts from October to March.
The following information advises on how the flu vaccine will be delivered across Ayrshire and Arran during winter 2020/21.
If you are eligible to receive the flu vaccine (see link below), you will receive a letter or text from your GP Practice letting you know how you can get this. The letter /text will advise you to call your GP Practice to make an appointment at a time suitable for you. Please keep the letter /text safe as you MUST take that with you when you attend for your flu vaccination or you may be unable to get it.
Eligible for Flu Vaccines
If you are unable to attend at your GP practice for your flu vaccine, you may also be able to get it at a participating Community Pharmacy, where a Pharmacy Form may be required (see attachments below). You should contact the pharmacy before attending for your flu vaccination. Again, you MUST take the letter / text you received from your GP Practice with you when attending.
Community Pharmacy List Pharmacy Form
Wherever you attend for your flu vaccination, you may notice some enhanced infection control measures in place to protect you and our staff. You should consider wearing appropriate, loose fitting clothing for easy access to where you will receive your vaccination (e.g. arm).
It is important that you also help to keep everyone safe by following the guidance below:
If you are unable to attend your booked appointment, please call your GP practice at the earliest opportunity. This may also allow your appointment to be offered to someone else.
For further information on flu and the vaccine, you can visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu
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Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs.
What to do you if you think your ear is blocked:
Don’t try to remove a build-up of earwax yourself with your fingers, a cotton bud or any other object. This can damage your ear and push the wax further down.
If the earwax is only causing minor problems, you can try buying some eardrops from a pharmacy. These can help soften the earwax so it falls out naturally, and must be used for a minimum of 14 days.
Preventing ear wax build –up
Some people are naturally prone to ear wax building up in their ears and may need frequent treatment to remove it when it becomes a problem.
It’s not clear if there’s anything you can do stop earwax blocking your ears, although some doctors recommend the use of eardrops regularly to keep your ear wax soft.
Ear syringing is not recommended and only used as a last resort after minimum 2 weeks of eardrops to soften the wax.
What are the complications of ear irrigation?
Treatment of Ear Wax
Ear wax is normal and has many functions including protecting the ear drum from foreign bodies, moisturising and lubricating the ear canal, trapping dust, micro-organism and other debris, and cleansing the ear canal. It also has antibiotic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. In short ear wax is wonderful!
Ears are self-cleaning; they should not be prodded with cotton buds. Ear wax which is produced will gradually find its own way out of the canal where it can be removed with a tissue. Occasionally ear wax can become dry and a build up can occur, causing temporary impairment of hearing. In this instance, the safest and first line approach is oiling of the ear.
The following instruction should be adopted when oiling ears to soften wax build up:
Ears should be oiled in the way TWICE DAILY FOR 2 WEEKS. If your ears continue to feel blocked or your hearing is impaired, please arrange an appointment with the ANP for an ear assessment. The ANP may then advise you to continue with the oiling process as required. Occasionally, the ANP may advise that ear irrigation is required.
Ear irrigation is not a first line treatment for ear wax. It can result in serious complications including