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    My husband's takes pens apart and uses the inside to clean his ears. It annoys me greatly.

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    My daughter doctor had me put a couple of drops of baby oil in her ears when she was young. Her earwax never seemed to work it's way out and the oil helped soften it. Now at 24 she still has problems with thick earwax.

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    Earwax doesn't naturally leave. And every doctor I know that's looked in my ears, when I didn't clean them, told me to clean that wax out.

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    I clean my ears with bobby pins. I had chronic ear infections as a child, and the doctor told my mom to start doing that to me. Now that I'm an adult, I do it myself.

    Personally, I get really grossed out when I can see wax in someone's ears.

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    BUT if you have impacked earwax and don't get it removed, it can cause you to lose some of your hearing and it is permanent. It happened to me.

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    I have to clean out my ears, it's always been ritual for me. Funky ears are gross, I think they need to be cleaned.

    My grandpa once thought he was having a heart attack--turned out it was built up earwax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheONe View Post
    Sorry but I'm cleaning mine. I have unsually small canals that are shaped weird...A few years ago I was in such pain that i went to the hospital and the dumb doctor said I had an infection...turns out that after taking the medication it didn't go away. I had to go to a ear, nose and throat specialist who went in there with tools, and water rinses...hurt like heck but the wax was gone and I felt a billion times better. I still use q-tips but don't go crazy with them.
    Same here. I use a Q-tip after I shower to help get the water out and clean the edges. My ear canal has a "turn" so nothing's coming out of there without some help. I had it get backed up a few years ago, had a horrible headache and dizziness from it. I went to the doctor and he was an idiot. I went home, used one of those irrigation kits with the oil. It was gross but as soon as I started rinsing my ears, the aching stopped.

    My son seems to have too much wax. I have to clean his ears everyday and it's usually two or three swabs. That's not even going IN the ear, I'm just getting what drains out overnight.
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    Here's the sad story of my summer. I managed to bruise my eardrum with a q-tip. It seemed to be fine (trip to the ER though). In a few weeks I lost a great deal of hearing in that ear. I spent literally several months at the ENT docs, all kinds of tests, brain scan etc. Finally the doc figured out my eardrum had healed TWICE, the second layer of skin had been responsible for my hearing loss. He reached in there with some instruments and peeled the layer off. It hurt like bloody hell but I was miraculously cured. Moral of the story, they all told me don't stick anything in your ear bigger than your elbow. The ER doc told me they get at least two patients every week with ruptured or hurt eardrums.

    P.S. One of my friends said "I guess our healing prayers worked too well"! LOL

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