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Man Gets Skull Infection After Cleaning Ear w/ Cotton Swab

Doctors advise using cotton swabs to clean your ears usually doesn't work, and doing this can hurt your ears.

by Anonymousreply 4003/15/2019

That's why I stick to a BBQ wire brush.

by Anonymousreply 103/14/2019

You need one of these to clean your ears in style, like the Japanese do.

by Anonymousreply 203/14/2019

Been using them all my life and they work just fine. The trick is to rotate them while swabbing the sides, so you don't push the earwax even further in. And of course stop before you reach the eardrum. All common sense.

by Anonymousreply 303/14/2019

I use my serrated edge letter opener to dig in my ears.

No kidding.

by Anonymousreply 403/14/2019

Keys are effective.

by Anonymousreply 503/14/2019

I use my elbow.

by Anonymousreply 603/14/2019

Or try ear candling. It's pretty relaxing.

by Anonymousreply 703/14/2019

I put a meth crystal in first.

by Anonymousreply 803/14/2019

Oh shit i have always cleaned my ears this way!

by Anonymousreply 903/14/2019

r3 should just post what's on his iPod right now and save us all some time.

by Anonymousreply 1003/14/2019

R10, I'm gonna go with "Oops I Did it Again" by Britney Spears being the most-played tune on R3's ipod. Just a hunch.

by Anonymousreply 1103/14/2019

Bobby pin is my go to and Ive never had a problem. And Im older than dirt.

by Anonymousreply 1203/14/2019

But it feels so good!

I've tried the bobby pin method but it doesn't tickle enough

by Anonymousreply 1303/14/2019

I put a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide in my ear - dissolves all the wax. You can hear and feel it bubbling away.

by Anonymousreply 1403/14/2019

My boyfriend fists my ears twice a year... on poppers ofcourse.

by Anonymousreply 1503/14/2019

What does Goop recommend?

by Anonymousreply 1603/14/2019

The best method is when you're in the shower, tip your head to let the hot water spray into each ear for a minute or so. This will melt/soften the earwax. Then after the shower, gently use cotton swabs to clean out the residue.

by Anonymousreply 1703/14/2019

R17 I do this every time I take a shower. I take a shower every now and then.

by Anonymousreply 1803/14/2019

Another bobby pin user here.

by Anonymousreply 1903/14/2019

Yet another bobby pin user. We should start a club. I bought a set of stainless ear spoons from Amazon, tried it for 5 minutes and I was back on the bobby pin. Total waste of money. But seriously swab users, I learned the hard way myself. No bueno. I got the lecture from hell from this Frau nurse. It nearly came to blows.

by Anonymousreply 2003/14/2019

Bobby pins over swabs?

That seems so dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 2103/14/2019

I use earwax remover.

by Anonymousreply 2203/14/2019

Knitting needles. Just never go any further than your temporal lobe.

by Anonymousreply 2303/14/2019

r21 Same principle as an ear curette loop, only cheaper and easier to control

by Anonymousreply 2403/14/2019

I use a facial tissue and twist it in my ear.

by Anonymousreply 2503/14/2019

That’s a gender neutral ear and haircut.

by Anonymousreply 2603/14/2019

I use my big toe.

by Anonymousreply 2703/14/2019

Toothpick hurts but works.

by Anonymousreply 2803/14/2019

You’re evil, r27, and I love you.

by Anonymousreply 2903/14/2019

Never, NEVER, stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.

by Anonymousreply 3003/14/2019

I'm known to make use of a coat hanger hook when the mood strikes.

by Anonymousreply 3103/14/2019

Was he storing his swabs next to his toilet brush?

by Anonymousreply 3203/14/2019

They showed film at 11.

by Anonymousreply 3303/14/2019

An ice pick is dandy.

by Anonymousreply 3403/14/2019

Damn, I do this. For awhile, I've been thinking about seeing a doctor for what sounds like some crunching sound in my left ear that I think is wax build up, can I go to a place like the clinic at Walgreens? I don't think my regular doctor will have time for this kind of thing and he is a bit of a drive.

by Anonymousreply 3503/14/2019

Try the ear cleaning product (its name escapes me) that's just drops that sit in the ear for several minutes and are then washed out. Make sure you use very warm water to rinse and expect to do it once a week for a few weeks.

Your doctor will have something similar but OTC is cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 3603/15/2019

[quote] I use my serrated edge letter opener to dig in my ears.

Or a grapefruit spoon.

by Anonymousreply 3703/15/2019

Someone I know used an unfolded paperclip.

by Anonymousreply 3803/15/2019


by Anonymousreply 3903/15/2019

oh well i guess i'll just use that liquid shit with the bulb plunger.

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