If you stick them too far in your ear it hurts and you see blood. Don't stick your qtips in too far. But also don't be like my friend who thought he'd broken something cleaning his ears and was going deaf, then when he went to the doctors the doc just scooped out a lot of gunk from his ear that had sealed over it.
Hey everyone else is doing it and it's sort of useful advice.
Honestly I never thought of Q-Tips as being good for cleaning my ears as a kid. If you have enough gunk in your ear to need to be cleaned out then sticking something in there will just shove the gunk in farther.
And if your careful enough to not do that then how is a silky soft cotton swab supposed to scrub off the ear-wax? Besides, your pinkey finger is just about perfect for that.
Kaielen, a couple of my friends have had them done out of precaution and they simply called them "scrapings". Of course neither of them could say it without flinching. Some mad scientist must have invented that technique.
/shivers at the thought while jamming a q-tip in his ear
when I'm in the shower I let the water flow into my ear for about 2 -3 minutes, then while I'm drying off with one hand I'm drying muh ears with a q-tip with the other....haven't had a problem yet! Q-tips are teh win! ~D
I know, it sounds wierd, but awhile back when I worked at GNC they sold these things called ear candles.
At the time I had this HUGE, nasty ear infection. So instead of dumping a half galon of peroxide down the side of my face, (Let's face it, only a tiny bit ever really gets in your ear.) I gave these a go.
It takes two people to do it. You lay on your side on the floor with your head on a pillow, then you poke the 'candle', which looks like a wax funnel cone, through this special shield and seal it firmly in your ear, then your friend lights the top of the 'candle' on fire. Every couple minutes they trim the ash off with a pair of junky, old scissors. (You're supposed to soak the scissors in bleach afterwards before using them for anything else.)
I used two 'candles' on each ear. The very next day the infection was gone. Not even a slight ache remained.
The most gross part about it was when we pulled the stub out of my ear, you only let it burn down to about 5 inches above your ear, and cut it open, there was this HUGE glob of the nastiest looking earwax you've ever seen.
Crazy as it is, it really does work.
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