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it felt muffled before, now I can barely hear a thing out of it.
You'd think it would've hurt what with it being infected. Ah shit.
for my tinnitus i tried this thing which is basically a candle you stick in your ear, and set alight
it didn't even work :(
Hopi ear candles. Complete waste of time. I then found out that they are basically a scam, there's no proof that they do anything positive, apart from enrich the person selling them
It's a massive scam. It was in Bad Science.
Where does it go? Baffles me. And irritates me.
Cerumus oil is only produced in the 1st 1/3 of the ear canal, it collects debris that finds its way into the ear together with the shedding skin from within the ear. This congealed oil and debris naturally migrates to the outer ear where it can be wiped away; that is unless some tit with a cotton bud pushes it deeper into the ear canal. Once it is pushed deeper, it can no longer migrate naturally. Stuck in the deeper portion of the ear canal it is no longer hydrated so begins to harden. It will cause some degree of acoustic blockage (for you plebs, that means you won’t hear so well). It is likely to irritate too! Ok, so now you’ve blocked your ear canal, what are you going to do? You can stick a cotton bud down and ram it even tighter, hook it out with a hair grip together with your ear drum, ask your practice nurse to syringe it out or ask your pharmacist for something to break it up. If you choose the pharmacist option you are likely to be given Otex ear drops so long as you don’t have tinnitus. The Otex ear drops you get from the pharmacist are hydrogen-peroxide (bleach). This bleach usually breaks up the wax and it will usually fall out of the ear in lumps. The stuff you get off the supermarket shelf is Otex Express, it’s not bleach but oil. The hardened wax absorbs the oil, the hope is that the wax will then migrate naturally, however if some pleb has pushed the wax too far down the ear canal, all this oil will do is soften the wax and make it even more effective as an acoustic plug, (make you deafer you pleb). Best thing to do is to see your practice nurse. She/he will arrange for you to soften the wax (i.e. make yourself temporarily deafer) over a period of about 7 days. Once the wax is suitably soft, she/he will use a device that pumps warm water in pulses down your ear canal and flush out the wax. If the wax is not adequately softened greater pressure will be required to shift it, increasing the risk of damaging the ear drum. So the tips are: 1) If you have a wax blockage, seek professional help, 2) If you are about to have your ears syringed follow the softening procedure instructions implicitly, 3) Don’t be a bell end and push wax down your ear hole with a cotton bud.