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lolol this is me.
if you want a REALLY crazy way to clean out your ears, try hopi (may be spelt wrong!) candles. They are a hollow candle that you wedge in your ear. you lay on your side and light it, the candle has no residue other than a bit of ash and the convection caused by the heat creates a vacuum which draws the wax out of your ear!
How do you get a ‘baby ear douche’? Is that what the product’s actually called?
no that’s bullshit, ear candles don’t do anything
yeah, soaking the wax in mineral oil and rinsing with the the ear syringe are the way to go according to my ENT and other doctors.
If you can’t get it totally clean with just a water rinse using a liquid bulb, try using 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (The kinds that you get for cuts). It emulsifies the earwax, so you can more easily wash it out with water. Also, it makes cool popping sounds!
Just don’t do it too often, Hydrogen Peroxide tends to dry out your ear canal.
(And of course, I read this strip before reading Ear Wax I, oops, delete my comment if you’d be so kind!)
I use bicarbonate of soda ear drops. It fizzes all the crap out of your ear.
Bad ear canal solidarity! I once completely lost hearing in my left ear and pulled something comparable to panel 4.
Yeah those beeswax candles work well. I actually talked to a nurse about them and she told me a horror story about using one and finding that the patient’s ear had been blocked by a cockroach in the canal. Good thing she used the wax, since using force instead of vacuum would’ve probably pushed it in farther and made things worse.
A cockroach? in the ear canal?
sometimes, I think nurses and dentists (especially dentists) tell us crazy things just to see if we’ll believe them.
those baby squeezy ear things have saved my freaking LIFE. crap tends to build up in my ears, so i flush them out in the shower every so often. it’s disturbingly exciting to see what comes out.
I don’t understand this at all! As someone who obviously enjoys picking at herself, how can you pass up on the pure pleasure of ear cleaning? I wish I had that much restraint, getting out such a monster must have been hugely gratifying. I have a hard time holding out long enough for anything to build up.
Good god, I thought I was the only one like this! So glad to have found a group of folks who like to get stuff out of their ears.