On Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:45:32 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
I wanted to try snorkeling so when in Florida, I did, and when I got
out of the water, it felt like there was a big slimey sea slug in my
ear. Not wanting to pull it out, and leave most of it in, I went as
planned to another location and tried snorkeling again. The animal
Years later, there was a clicking in my ear, even 10 seconds or so. I
thought an insect or another animal was in there, and a half dozen
times I poured peroxide in my ear to kill it. But it survived. My
friend couldn't see it, and she said it might be wax. She threatened
me if I didn't go to the doctor -- I had no insurance then -- I would
wake up one morning in excruciating pain. This had happened to
someone she knew. So I bought a little tube of stuff meant to
dissolve ear wax and used that a dozen times, waiting much longer than
the instructions said. Only once did wax come out, and then only a
Then months later in my other ear, it sounded like popping popcorn, at
the summit of the popping, especially if I turned my head down. I
tried the wax drops on that too.
After about 6 months in one ear, and 2 months with the other ear, the
noises stopped. Except one time, one click, a few weeks later,
when I realized it was a eustachian tube tick, in each ear. All
along. No insect, no wax.
That was 3 or 4 years ago and no noises since. Very strange.
Back in the 80's I was living in a rural area and woke up one night with
a crunching sound in my ear. I took a paper clip, straightened
it out so I had the small loop on one end and carefully probed inside
the noisy ear. An ant came out on the paperclip, she had been munching
on my earwax. It was a unique experience. o_O
So did my mother, but she could see what she was doing. I can't.
I don't think she used q-tips on her own ears.
When she got to be about 85 she started getting wax remaining in her
ears but prior to that it never built up. I'm told that's typical for
people and cleaning isn't necessary.
They say elbows, but I know from experience that my finger can't get
to my eardrum. Maybe if the ear canal were stuffed with wax or
something, that would not be true, so maybe I should be more careful.
How can you do that if you're not putting anything smaller than your
finger in your ear?
On Apr 23, 12:01 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
After swimming I tend to get ear infections:( Its been this way my
Doctors look inside then clean the area, put in antibiotic salve, and
have occasionally packed my ear with cotton material........
cleaning my ear prevents lots of pain
I'll shop the dollar store but not buy anything that is consumed or used
as medicine. I've had a few dealings with Chinese manufacturers and
some of them don't even know the full content of ingredients in their
Healh insurance can be really expensive, but I have something you can
afford, Q-tip insurance. Only 15 dollars a year, and it will pay
for your new Q-tips and any medical bills resulting from them.
A very good deal. Write me at misc 07 at big foot dot com (remove
the blank spaces) and I will send you an iron-clad policy.
The policy is underwritten by Q-Tip of Omaha.
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