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Earwax removal appears to remove portions of someone’s brain

How does someone not know they have all this inside them?

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by Anonymousreply 36June 13, 2024 4:00 AM

I ended up with a peanut sized impacted ball of wax douched out of my ear. I have a little ear pick tool that I regularly use, but got monster waxy buildup just beyond its reach.

by Anonymousreply 1June 3, 2024 12:30 PM

Those earigator vids are nasty, but satisfying.

by Anonymousreply 2June 3, 2024 12:47 PM

Where do you have this done?

by Anonymousreply 3June 3, 2024 12:58 PM

That happened to my cousin. She was like six years old. Adults have no excuse at all.

by Anonymousreply 4June 3, 2024 1:19 PM

Otoscopes are dirt cheap.

by Anonymousreply 5June 3, 2024 1:20 PM

My brother went deaf in one ear, went to the DR, they did this and he walked out hearing.

by Anonymousreply 6June 3, 2024 1:21 PM

This works...

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by Anonymousreply 7June 3, 2024 1:22 PM

What is this? A spin off of Dr. Pimple Popper?

by Anonymousreply 8June 3, 2024 9:42 PM

Can I do this at home with my WaterPik? Or do I have to get it professionally done by a nurse or doctor?

by Anonymousreply 9June 3, 2024 9:48 PM

I only recently learned that I have an unusually long ear canal.

by Anonymousreply 10June 3, 2024 9:49 PM

[quote]I only recently learned that I have an unusually long ear canal

Pics please.

by Anonymousreply 11June 3, 2024 9:51 PM

That just means you have less brain, r10.

by Anonymousreply 12June 3, 2024 9:54 PM

I need to have this done. Instead I will do it myself using hydrogen peroxide to loosen the wax.

by Anonymousreply 13June 4, 2024 12:33 AM

Those aren't even as remotely horrifying as it gets - check out youtube for stuff that will make you vomit a little inside your mouth.

by Anonymousreply 14June 4, 2024 12:49 AM

For example:

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by Anonymousreply 15June 4, 2024 12:50 AM

Or this:

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by Anonymousreply 16June 4, 2024 12:51 AM

You can do it yourself or go to a doctor. I did it myself with a kit and it got the wax out but I felt like I had water trapped in my ear for a couple years after. Never after the doctor did it.

by Anonymousreply 17June 4, 2024 12:56 AM

I get a hard-on every time I see that Wush commercial.

by Anonymousreply 18June 4, 2024 1:04 AM

This explains the MAGA movement. Less brain equals less critical thinking.

by Anonymousreply 19June 4, 2024 1:21 AM

I had more than this when I had "swimmer's ear" back in the 80s

by Anonymousreply 20June 4, 2024 2:10 AM

I had an ENT Specialist remove it a few weeks ago, but I still have a hollow sound in my left ear. I'll probably need to follow up to get a hearing aid.

by Anonymousreply 21June 4, 2024 2:18 AM

R3 The nurse practitioner at my hospital. Doc examine prior. I had to work on melting the ball down with generic ear drops (peroxide and probably water) days before the irrigation. The tool just looked like a little nozzle they screwed onto a simple squirt bottle. Some ear drops have that tooltip but it's on a small syringe. The nurse went through one and a half large squirt bottles dislodging that thing. (My ear canal is small and extra twisty only on that side.)

by Anonymousreply 22June 4, 2024 8:39 AM

Someone on DL posted that they watched blackhead popping and ear wax removal on youtube. When I put that into the youtube search field, it came up with really scary clips of people with blackheads in their ear canals having them popped. It was mesmerising but disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 23June 4, 2024 12:47 PM

The worst ones are when they pull a cockroach out. There was a clinic in India that used to post them to youtube.

by Anonymousreply 24June 4, 2024 12:49 PM

Has anyone ever tried ear candles? That melts the wax a bit and then sucks it out. Then you can cut open the “candle” paper and see how dirty your ear was.

It’s an odd, but fun, theme for a party. Especially for competitive people.

by Anonymousreply 25June 4, 2024 1:28 PM

Microsuction is the preferred method of ear wax removal these days. They put a needle into your ear and it sucks the wax out. it is less damaging to the ears than the traditional syringing method.

by Anonymousreply 26June 4, 2024 1:51 PM

I had it done once due to an intense ear ache and the amount of shit that came out was disgusting!

I could suddenly hear ten times better in that ear than the other which was strange, so even if only one ear is the problem have the doctor clean out both.

by Anonymousreply 27June 4, 2024 3:45 PM

I once had a huge amount of wax impairing my hearing so badly that after it was suctioned out, I could hear the tissues rustling in my pocket as I walked. It eventually went away as my ears adjusted but it was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 28June 4, 2024 4:01 PM

The longest keratous obturans removal ever recorded

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by Anonymousreply 29June 11, 2024 1:41 PM

We used to do the ear candling regularly, but there are all these warnings against it now.

Thinking about going back to it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 30June 12, 2024 4:05 AM

Thought the ear candling was proven to be an easily disproved scam.

by Anonymousreply 31June 12, 2024 4:10 AM

My doctor always checks my ears and tells me they're clean.

by Anonymousreply 32June 12, 2024 4:14 AM

WHAT? WHAT?

by Anonymousreply 33June 12, 2024 12:44 PM

I made a butter cow out of my salvaged ear wax.

I tried candles but they were too smokey.

by Anonymousreply 34June 12, 2024 1:18 PM

It was, R31. It’s ineffective and does nothing.

by Anonymousreply 35June 12, 2024 1:41 PM

My cat would go crazy sniffing my earwax.

by Anonymousreply 36June 13, 2024 4:00 AM
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