Ear Cleaning


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01/04/2013 at 14:44

Do you use a bud ?  If so for how long ? Do you cough when cleaning your ears ?

A friend of mine can happily sit witha bud in his ear for 5mins and will twist away, me straight in twist and out ?

So how do you clean yours ?

01/04/2013 at 14:51

Buds aren't recommended are they?  Could burst ear drums?

01/04/2013 at 15:10

Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear !  

01/04/2013 at 15:45

Use a plastic paperclip (don't straighten it) give it a wiggle inside the ear and the wax comes out nicely on the inner curved bit. Buds just push the wax in.

01/04/2013 at 16:09


01/04/2013 at 16:32

Pardon? Speak up!

01/04/2013 at 17:19

What, you mean to say that you're not supposed to use a Karcher pressure washer? 

01/04/2013 at 17:40

Knitting needle was blunt, ear buds no good, and no paperclips !! How the hell do I get rid of this ear wax ?

seren nos    pirate
01/04/2013 at 18:32

some warm olive oil down the ear canal.leave for a short time then let it drip out onto cotton wool.........if persistant talk to the doctors but they will rarely do anything now.wax is no real problem and scared eardrums are

01/04/2013 at 21:17

what seren said. you can get a small bottle of olive oil with a dropper out of boots. works.

01/04/2013 at 21:21

You can get some bubbly ear stuff from the chemist as well - it fizzes alot if you have alot of wax in there, can't remember what it is called

Had my ears syringed once that was interesting

seren nos    pirate
01/04/2013 at 21:22

they rarely syringe now Maddy......

01/04/2013 at 21:22

You still can't beat your finger for clearing out big bogeys though! 

As kids we were all told to eat our greens.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/04/2013 at 22:02

What Seren said.  It might take a few days of applications, but olive oil will do the job nicely. 

The "bubbly stuff" Maddie mentioned is most likely hydrogen peroxide, which works but can be an irritant to some people.

02/04/2013 at 09:57

One of my collegues will sit there happily with a cotton-wool bud & her eyes almost crossed in pleasure.
She reminds of a Dog when you're tickling it behind the ear (that's no comment on her looks, as she's a pretty girl)

02/04/2013 at 21:11

Oh I was syringed 18 months ago - but I was in pain

03/04/2013 at 08:35

Just go to the docs and get them blasted with high pressure water. Lovely feeling. But the doc reccommended a paper clip and it works fantastically well. You won't get near your ear drum with a paper clip.

03/04/2013 at 08:39

For the really impacted stuff the ENT department have a really high powered vacuum pump.  It feels like your brain's being sucked out and can be quite painful, but it's very effective.

03/04/2013 at 12:10
gingerfurball    pirate
03/04/2013 at 12:18

I've had a couple of ear surgeries as I'm only partially hearing...and when I go for my yearly check up they scrape out any wax with some sort of sharp metal thingy!!  Gives me the heebie jeebies every time...especially when they're scraping right on my ear drum.  Ugh!!

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