Tuesday, January 19, 2010

On the Ear Wax

Most often than not, people tends to think ear wax as something dirty, something so embarrassing and so ashamed of that if one has ear wax it's something so unsightly and forbidden to be talked about.

But the fact is, what we all deemed as ear shit, is actually just some wax produced by our ear canals. For some people, the wax would pass out spontaneously, but for many, they don't. And when they don't, they get retained inside the ear blocking the tube and forming something like a plug that could interfere with your hearing.

So, the management of impacted ear wax would be to have some sodium bicarbonate, or ear drops, and have them drips into the ear 3 times a day. A few days later if the wax doesn't come out and washed away, then you might need to go for a suction, whereby the otorhinolaryngologist would use a suction thingy to suck out all the wax. That, my fellow friends, would leave you dizzy for a while because of the air flow into the inner ear, which disturbed the balance centre inside the ear.

And since I'm in the "Ear" posting now, I had mine checked after erm, (forever!!!!) never been checked. LMAO. Gotten some drops, and hoping I wouldn't need to go for suction. Otherwise I wouldn't mind going for one. Weee!

Fun fun fun!

23 Jujus:

manglish said...

besides digging nose, digging ear is oso one of my hobbies hahahhahhh

Mabel Low said...

Dizziness? It's better than having someone help you dig out manually... with a metal thing... :S That would hurt..! >.<

Medie007 said...

manglish, but sometimes ear too deep kann, so hard to dig. :(

mabel, yeaps dizziness. metal thingy isn't advisible, cuz u might push the wax deeper!

Donna said...

manglish... =.="
u... u.... aih...
eh.. i am drinking oat while reading this... your pic made me choke..
and AND AND!!!
IS THAT A BIRD NEST AT THE EAR?
God...

the happy go lucky one said...

hmm now i start to develop habit of digging my ear now and then... dunno why somehow the ear wax production has been abundant lately.
i used to use the ear wax solvent like cerumol, but feel nothing le kekeee

Medie007 said...

donna, it's what u always get from inside ur ear lor. hahahahhahahaha. eh, oat does look like it hor? hahahahahha

happy, cerumol ah? i dunno ler. i use sodium bicarb ony. :P my friend said my ear FULL OF SHIT! urgh. hahahhahaha

reanaclaire said...

manglish must have seen too many phua chu kangs..digging gold is his best hobby.. hehehee....
about the ear, i experienced one suction done once cos i couldnt hear clearly and goodness gracious, one pound of that black thingy came out.. .. Ok, ok, not one pound la.. 2mm probably.. hehe..

Gratitude said...

Manglish loves to dig! lolz

I got the specialist to show me the ear canal probe (dunno the actual name of the machine) the last time i brought dowager for her quarterly checks. So interesting!
+Ant+

Medie007 said...

reanaclaire, it's like after that thing came out, u suddenly can hear right? like, whoaaaaaaa the whole world become more, noisy. hahahahhahahahahhahahah

gratitude, i also duno wat's the name lar. i call it suction. hahahahhaa. i think it's something like microscopic examination or something, cuz they have the magnifying thingy. ear toilet if i'm not mistaken, the washing procedure.

Bravebear said...

ah!!! I like to dig the ear too like manglish. LOL!

The picture with that black thingy is gross!!! ewww... But digging it out would be so fun! hahaha!

Medie007 said...

bear, now we know what to get pikey for his birthday present. wakakakakakkakaka. ear wax digger! hahahahahhahaha. so he could use on u. la la la.

Evann said...

Daddy used to dig mine... back when his eyesight was better. Haha. Feels like an ear massage, really.

Medie007 said...

evann, wow ur dad's GOOOD >.<

Danny said...

i once went for the suction procedure.. so shiook..
cos i can listen clearly after that...
maybe shld go one more time .. hehehe

CH Voon said...

Thank you . Now, I understand my ear better.
The second photos… it is ear shit! Er…. Keli !
My ear shit is wet… it come out when the tank is full.

Rose Belle said...

This may sound bad but the ear solution does and never worked for me so I resort to using the old ways, the earpicker. I know, my kids pediatrian say it's a big no no, but seriously, using an earpicker is a faster way and if you know how to use it, it's safe too.

Susan said...

Thats super super gross image. euuuuuu....

Calgary Painters said...

I hear using mineral oil will get rid of ear wax. Using a Q-Tip is bad though.

Anonymous said...

Just when it was safe to have a nice spread on my crackers, THIS COMES ALONG!

Anonymous said...

One of the removal kits with the little bulb to shoot water into the ear works best. I just used it, got a totally NASTY bit of wax out after 2 days of muted hearing on the right side....

Put a few drops in, tilt head or put cotton in the ear so drops stay in, then flush with warm water until wax comes out.

Mine came out after 1 rinse, it about the size of half a peanut, it was cool and gross, hahaha.

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Anonymous said...

I've removed shafts of wax from my ears just use a rubber bulb filled with warm water. A couple of brief blasts with the bulb and out comes the amber colored shaft of wax. Earwax has a truly distinctive odor. When I take a shaft of my ear wax and mash it with my fingers it has sort of a bitter sweet smell. Although earwax is extremely bitter tasting. I actually prefer the taste of my scalp believe it or not. I take the end of a retractable ball point pen with the pen point recessed, then I scrape a small section of my scalp with the open end of the pen. Then I engage the pen barrel and that pushes out my scraped scalp in a tiny ball. I've been doing this since I was a kid. Scalp has a unique taste especially if I don't wash my hair for a week.

Raquel said...

Oh, c'mon, grrrrrooooosss!! You've been eating your scalp since you were a kid?!?!?
That goes waaaaaay beyond eccentric...... That's like.... um..... Silence Of The Lambs.....