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post #16 of 67
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Originally Posted by Wmcmanus View Post
I ear cande from time to time, probably once per year or so. Should do it more often, I suppose, but seldom think of it.
you really ought not use those! they are exceedingly dangerous. but worse, they do not even remove any earwax! the supposed "pressure differential" they cause is so small it is insignificant. all of that residual stuff you see in the end actually comes from the candle itself, not your ears

all earcandles are good for, is setting your hair on fire
post #17 of 67
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Originally Posted by Koyaan I. Sqatsi View Post
Are those those hard, yellowish chunks with the bitter taste?
Yes. They smell really bad too. They're a source of bad breath.
post #18 of 67
I have these tiny little scoop things (like if someone took a length of 14 gauge wire and shaped a spoon on the end) that I use to scrape out the insides of my ear maybe twice a year. It might be an Asian thing; that's how my family's always done it.
post #19 of 67
Ear picks are definitely an asian thing. Asians have flakey wax, white people have slimy wax.
post #20 of 67
I am fortunate to have the dry flakey kind of ear wax. It rarely ever builds up. I just do the hot water in the shower rinse thing.

I do have an image of the results of a hearing test I had an ENT before. I'll have to dig it up.

-Ed
post #21 of 67
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Originally Posted by fenixdown110 View Post
I wish I hadn't read that. LOL
ewwww... I don't like this thread, although it has value of information

Pea-sized, bad smelling, yellow to very dark, bitter tasting chunks coming out of somebody's ears? wtf! hehe
post #22 of 67
no tonsil stones come from the throat.
post #23 of 67
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Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
Ear picks are definitely an asian thing. Asians have flakey wax, white people have slimy wax.
Seriously?
post #24 of 67
n1div
aren't you an ENT specialist ?...
This operation is interesting. I had a piece of wax accumulated in an ear too.
I've got it out by myself, it was luck. A cone piece of a half centimeter !!... Freaky !

Graphicism
Seeing your scheme, do you think Ear canal is so long ?? I always thought it was shorter and always has been afraid to destroy my eardrum with Q-tips.
post #25 of 67
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The canal is approximately 26 mm long and 7 mm in diameter.
- Wikipedia

A q-tip is about 70 mm long?
post #26 of 67
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Originally Posted by xnor View Post
- Wikipedia

A q-tip is about 70 mm long?
I just have to do this. http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f11/wi...rrated-452510/

The best way is to look it up in a real anatomy book.
post #27 of 67
On a different subject, even on an ear cleaning program I had low grade ear infections for about 6 years. I thought that it was part of getting older. Little did I know that it was related to oral health. Even after having teeth cleaning regularly I was only able to beat this problem by using those plastic tooth-picks on a regular basis. Now for a year the lowgrade ear infections which lowered SQ are a thing of the past.
post #28 of 67
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
I have these tiny little scoop things (like if someone took a length of 14 gauge wire and shaped a spoon on the end) that I use to scrape out the insides of my ear maybe twice a year. It might be an Asian thing; that's how my family's always done it.
I have the same thing :



I use this since I'm a child, work great but can be dangerous if you go too deep inside and can also irritate the inner canal with the metal.

Can be found at a pharmacy.
post #29 of 67
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
I have these tiny little scoop things (like if someone took a length of 14 gauge wire and shaped a spoon on the end) that I use to scrape out the insides of my ear maybe twice a year. It might be an Asian thing; that's how my family's always done it.
My mom would use that on my ears when I was a kid. I remember it would hurt, but I would be laughing the entire time haha
post #30 of 67
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Originally Posted by MrGreen View Post
Ear picks are definitely an asian thing. Asians have flakey wax, white people have slimy wax.
This is true. I have the dry flaky stuff but the wet stuff is what keeps me from ever buying a used earphone.
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