Apparently You Should Never Use A Q-Tip To Clean Your Ear Holes. Use THIS Instead!

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People tend to view earwax in a negative light and see it as a sign of uncleanliness because it looks gross. It’s natural to automatically assume that earwax is nasty, after all it’s a bodily fluid that comes out of ears, there’s nothing appealing about it whatsoever.

That’s why people stick all sorts of cleaning solutions, Q-tips, candles, even automatic ear cleaner gadgets into their ears in vain attempts to remove the offensive substance. If you’re guilty of doing any of the aforementioned things you should re-think your ear-care routine because they can easily injure or damage sensitive inner ears.

When anything is stuck into an ear it simply makes them dirtier and increases the odds of developing an ear infection or worse. The most common way people try to clean their ears is with Q-tips but this is wrong, ineffective, and pushes wax further into the ear canal, thereby increasing the potential for build up and blockage. Whatever you do, don’t use Q-tips!

First and foremost, the bad reputation earwax has developed is without merit and based on false information. The yellowish waxy substance is produced naturally by our body and is beneficial to our health in several ways.

It helps protect inner ears from all sorts of nasty stuff like infections, dust, dirt, bacteria and other germs that would otherwise enter them. Furthermore, the wax forms a protective barrier on the surface of the delicate skin in ear canals which prevents it from becoming irritated when water gets inside.

It also moisturizes and keeps that skin from becoming dry, flaky, and itchy. Earwax is produced by tiny hair follicles that line the ear canal. It normally makes its way out of ear openings naturally on its own, but sometimes wax can build up and cause blockage problems.

If you feel that there is a blockage due to wax build up in your ear you can try one of the natural remedies below or see a doctor if the issue is more serious. Please see the video for more information on the topic and keep reading for at home remedies you can try to safely remove earwax.

1) Saline Solution- Dissolve 1 tsp of salt in ½ cup of water. Soak a cotton ball in the solution, tilt your head to the side, and allow a couple of drops to fall into your ear. Let the saline work to soften the wax and keep your head to the side for a few minutes before tilting it in the other direction to drain it.

2) Olive Oil- Carefully drip 2-3 drops of olive oil into your ear before going to bed at night and try to sleep on the opposite side. Repeat this process for 3-4 consecutive nights. It helps to softens earwax so that it naturally works its way out of the ear canal on its own.

3) Paraffin Oil- Over a candle flame heat 2-3 tablespoons of paraffin oil so that it’s warm but not hot. Lie still on your side and place a few drops in your ear, wait several minutes, then rinse with warm water. Repeat this for 3 days to help completely dissolve buildups.

4) Vinegar and Alcohol Solution- Mix equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol, dip a cotton ball in the solution and place several drops in your ear. Wait a few minutes then drain.

5) Hydrogen Peroxide- Mix equal parts water with 3% hydrogen peroxide and drip a few drops in your ear before gently shake your head to work it through the canal. Leave in for a few minutes then tilt your head to the side and drain it out.

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Boy Tells Dr. THIS Pencil Got Trapped Inside His Ear But What The Dr. Removes Is UNTHINKABLE!

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It’s well known that young children love to stick things where they don’t belong.  They’ll put random things in their mouths, up their noses, or in their ears without thinking twice about what they’re even doing.  Think about it, just about everyone has a story from early childhood about how either they or someone they know got a Lego or M&M stuck up their nose!  

Usually when something gets stuck its very temporary, the object eventually works its way out on its own, and in the end it turns out to be harmless.  However, there are times when a child needs professional help and for a young boy named Louis King that was the case.

According to Louis, he had been playing around when he stuck a pencil in his ear.  Part of it broke off and became lodged deep inside, but he neglected to even mention this to his mother for a full week!  Naturally, his mother was concerned and rushed him immediately to the doctor.

After hearing Louis’s story and examining him the doctor began the process of extracting what he believed to be was a pencil. However, the doctor soon realized that the object stuck in the young child’s ear was not what he had been telling them.  Instead of finding a pencil fragment, he found a watch battery!

The battery was so deep that Louis’s eardrum had completely disappeared.  Thankfully eardrums recover and come back over time but if the battery had not been removed it could have caused hearing loss, pain, and infection.

In the end, Louis fully recovered and learned to not stick anything in his ears again.  It’s still unknown how or why he decided to hide a watch battery in his ear, but that’s just kids for you!

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Have You Ever Spotted THIS Small Hole Above Someone’s Ear? THIS Is The Strange Reason Why It’s There!

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If you have ever noticed that somebody has a tiny hole above their ear, that looks like it could be a misplaced dimple, you may have just thought that it was from some weird type of piercing. However, what you actually spotted is a body feature that is a naturally occurring mutation in some humans. And while the little hole is not all that common in The United States, it is more prevalent than you’d imagine it to be!

Those tiny holes are best known as preauricular sinuses and they are located right around the junction where the top of the external ear cartilage meets the face. They are considered a birth defect and get passed down from one generation to the next and so on..

The tiny holes can show up on 1 or both ears, with the right ear being the more common site. Usually they are harmless, but just like any other types of sinuses, they can sometimes become infected and require treatment and antibiotics. Some may also form cysts and in rare cases draining or removal is the best option.

Why the holes are there in the first place and for what purpose remains mostly quite the mystery. The video mentions an interesting theory put forth by Neil Shubin, an evolutionary biologist, who thinks that these holes could very well be an ‘evolutionary remnant of fish gills left over’. It’s an interesting theory and makes complete sense, but there could just as easily be another explanation for the strange holes!

The chances of a person being born with a preauricular sinus dimple varies across geographical and ethnic lines. Researchers in Korea found that the small dents are most common among Asian and African populations, where between 4-10% of the population may have them.

In comparison, less than 1% of Americans and people born in the U.K. are affected, which is way less. In Ethiopia, these small holes are considered lucky to have because they’re believed to bring people abundance, riches, money and wealth!

If you didn’t know what those strange ear holes were before, now you know the basics about the auricular sinus. Please pass this article on and help pass it along so that more people can learn about them and be informed!

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Her Human Tells Her She Needs Her Ears Cleaned. The Dog’s Reaction Made Spit My Drink Out!

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Denver is an adorable Labrador Retriever who lives in Maryland. Her owners uploaded a video of her titled Denver the Guilty Dog and it quickly went viral, having currently amassed over 42.5 million views! Since then she has sky rocketed to fame and every now and then new videos and updates of her come out online.

In this latest video posted to her Facebook page we see Denver making her signature funny faces and looking absolutely adorable in the way that only she can pull off. Her dad is about to clean her ears and is holding up the bottle of cleaning solution for her (and us) to see.

He wrote on the video caption that “Denver hates getting her ears cleaned and medicated from all the creek play time. Here’s what we get…” She huffs and bares her teeth in her trademark grin-type of expression, but she’s not being aggressive in any manner, and her tail is wagging the whole time.

She knows whats coming and doesn’t like it one bit but it’s necessary to keep her as clean and healthy as possible. There is just something oddly special and cute about Denver’s facial expressions. The reaction she has here is the same one as her guilty-looking video one that made her famous. Maybe she thinks it will get her out of whatever is coming next!

Putting aside her internet fame, Denver is a normal friendly dog who loves nothing more than playing fetch and diving into the creek behind her house. Her Facebook bio says she has two sisters, a cat named Jersey and a dog named Masey, whom she gets along with very well. Her family clearly loves her and wants to keep her healthy and active.

To see her world famous face and priceless reaction check out the video. You can’t help but smile when you see her reaction!

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For Years He Couldn’t Hear Because Of A Monster Blockage Of Earwax. When Removed It’s Oddly Satisfying!

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Oh the sweet satisfaction this man must feel at the end of this video! How many years did he live with this monster residing in his ear? How long was he unable to hear the delicate sounds of nature, how many times did his partner have to hear him say “what?” when he couldn’t hear a thing she was saying?

What relief he must feel now that the horror that lived in his ear is gone, an opportunity to hear the world once more.. Why is it that we love to watch disgusting videos? The bigger the pimple, the longer the ingrown hair, the more we want to watch it – often times repetitively. ”

It’s the same kind of thrill people get from, say, riding a roller coaster or bungee jumping – it activates the experience the typically comes with a real kind of danger while actually being protected from the harmful effects typically associated with those situations,” says Daniel Kelly, author of Yuck!

The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust. “Disgusting things tend to capture the attention pretty easily, and (surprisingly) it’s been found that people are more likely to pass along and tell their friends about something that’s disgusting versus something that isn’t.”

Nina Strohminger, author of The Hedonics of Disgust points out that “negative sensations are interesting, particularly when you’re in a context where they can’t hurt you. Sit back relax and feel the odd satisfaction of a man relieving the blockage in his ear! Enjoy the video!

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This Dog’s Human Tells Her It’s Time To Clean Her Ears. Her Reaction Is Hysterical.

Lots of dogs hate being groomed, whether it’s taking a bath or having their nails trimmed, they just don’t like it. The one thing that all dogs seem to absolutely loathe above everything else is having their ears cleaned, and who can blame them. Having liquid squirted into sensitive ears is a very uncomfortable, weird, and strangely disconcerting experience!

This puppy’s reaction upon hearing that it’s time for her to get her ears cleaned says it all about how it makes them feel. The adorable Labrador Retriever’s name is Denver and if she looks familiar you’ve probably seen her before. Back in 2011 her owner uploaded a video of her titled Denver the Guilty Dog which quickly went viral and has since amassed over 46.7 million views!

Every once in awhile new video updates come out and in this one we get to see Denver making her signature funny faces. Her dad is about to clean her ears and can be seen holding the bottle of cleaning solution up for both her and us to see. In the video caption he wrote that “Denver hates getting her ears cleaned and medicated from all the creek play time. Here’s what we get…” Check it out and watch her unique reaction it’s hilarious!

She looks absolutely adorable in a way that only she can pull off as she huffs and bares her teeth with a goofy grin plastered across her face. That’s her trade-mark expression, it’s not her being aggressive at all, and as you can see her tail is wagging the entire time. Denver knows whats coming and does not like it one bit but having her ears cleaned is necessary to keeping her clean and healthy.

There’s something oddly special and cute about Denver’s facial expressions and the reaction seen here is the same one she sports in her guilty-looking video that originally made her famous. Maybe she thinks it will get her out of whatever is coming next. Either way you can’t help but smile when you see her reaction!

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