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is it safe

For my parter to insert a straw into my ears and suck to unblock my build up of wax? Someone mentioned to me that this is a cheap but affective way?
Has anyone tried this before?
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I was always told that the only thing you should put into your ear is your elbow and as you can't get that anywhere near then nothing should go in.
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Pushing a straw in the ear has a very good chance of scratching/damaging the eardrum or tympanic membrane with potentially disastrous effects.
Have you tried a few drops of olive oil in once a week
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Earwax/Pages/Treatment.aspx
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Put nothing in your ear as you are likely to push the wax in even further, if the loss of hearing is due to an infection or something other than wax you might perforate your ear drum.
The solution is simple and costs very little,put some oil in your ear which you can obtain from the chemist and use it for 3 or 4 days before going to see the nurse at your local health centre.
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its really odd since ive starting wearing my headset again ive found an increase in wax building up, or maybe its just one of those things and im putting 2 n2 together and coming up with 6.
Ive tried 2 drops of the oil on a teaspoon ... not sure how long it will take before it works, it tasted horride tho
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The oil softens the wax to make it easier to remove after 3 or 4 days, it does not remove the wax.
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Do i swallow the oil before or after meals? Id had no real info on the bottle.. maybe i should have bought a branded type
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I Hope you are not winding me up ? Smiley
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Do i swallow the oil before or after meals? Id had no real info on the bottle.. maybe i should have bought a branded type

No, you're supposed to use WD40 or 3-in-1 oil. Just a few squirts behind the ears and you'll be good in a week Wink
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Cheap..... Effective.. Professional........
Make an appointment with your Doctor Practice Nurse.... he/she will look inside your ear (s) and decide what treatment (syringing ?) they will need to carry out, then ask you permission to do it...
Go home, enjoy  !...
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Reminds of a long time ago, when if you wanted Olive Oil, the only place you could buy it was at the chemist's shop - and it came in a tiny bottle similar to the miniature bottles of spirits they have on airplanes or in hotel mini-bars.
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i have  read  some  posts  and this one  //    is the  biscuit!!
  stick  something  down  ones  ear!!!!!!
  next i  will be  reading    of the  mrs  carrying  out  a  kydney  removal!!!!!!  haaaaaa OOPS  SORRY
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Mrs Adair used to run a NHS Walk-In Centre (since closed by Andrew Lansley) as the Clinical Lead (Matron) and has been nursing for over 35 years. She has this advice: "Put nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear."  Use oil drops (bought from chemist) to loosen the wax and it will probably drain out the wax after a few days. I use Otex for this purpose, but the Boots own brand works fine. She also banned her nurses from syringing ears because of the risk of damage.
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A man went into a doctors with jelly in one ear and fruit in the other.
"What's the problem," asked the doctor.
"I think I'm a trifle deaf."

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