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Cleaning ear wax?
June 29, 2005 | self / vanity

Posted on 06/30/2005 4:50:42 PM PDT by The Other Harry

I've been trying to remember what it is that you dip Q-tips into in order to clean out ear wax.

This is basically for my dog, but I could occasionally use some myself.


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1 posted on 06/30/2005 4:50:42 PM PDT by The Other Harry
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To: The Other Harry

Hydrogen peroxide..


2 posted on 06/30/2005 4:52:07 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: The Other Harry

Tea-tree oil.


3 posted on 06/30/2005 4:52:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I am saying that the government's complicity is dishonest and disingenuous." ~NCSteve)
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To: The Other Harry

Peroxide but your dog is in for a real treat.


4 posted on 06/30/2005 4:53:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: The Other Harry

Super-glue.


5 posted on 06/30/2005 4:53:57 PM PDT by mark502inf
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To: Tax-chick

I'm not liking the way this thread is gonna go...

Ear Wags?


6 posted on 06/30/2005 4:54:11 PM PDT by GRRRRR (I've Had it with the Islamofascists...time to put em away for good!)
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To: The Other Harry

chocolate


7 posted on 06/30/2005 4:54:44 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: The Other Harry

Read the box.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 4:55:33 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: The Other Harry

Stick a wick in it and light it?


9 posted on 06/30/2005 4:56:57 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: GRRRRR

Some people who are into organics
dip their Q-tips in fire ants,
as long as you don't pick up the Queen
you're all right.

Remember to try ANDRO nasal spray, for the ones
that get away.


10 posted on 06/30/2005 4:57:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: The Other Harry
Don't try to clean your dog's ears with a q-tip! - or anyone else's ears for that matter, without really knowing what you are doing. Stick a q-tip in your own ears, and you'll see how easy it is to really hurt him if you couldn't feel what you are doing.

If his ears need cleaned, go to the vet and get a cleaning solution made for ears that you squirt in and swish around. If they are brown and gunky, it's not ear wax, it's a yeast infection and he needs an antifungal. Very common in flop-eared dogs, especially in summer. Best to make an appt and get him the right antifungal med. It will only get worse, and untreated will lead to a secondary bacterial infection.

11 posted on 06/30/2005 4:58:54 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: The Other Harry

never stick a q-tip in your ear!


12 posted on 06/30/2005 4:59:43 PM PDT by ken21 (it takes a village to steal your child + to steal your property! /s)
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To: GRRRRR

Blech.


13 posted on 06/30/2005 4:59:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I am saying that the government's complicity is dishonest and disingenuous." ~NCSteve)
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To: Dog Gone

14 posted on 06/30/2005 4:59:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: The Other Harry

Your ears, usually. Though I have heard of those who try dipping them into other places, with less than spectacular results.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 5:09:21 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The legislative process is like the digestive process, same end product)
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To: cripplecreek
Ear Candling...lots of fun for the hole family!

HERE

16 posted on 06/30/2005 5:10:20 PM PDT by GRRRRR (I've Had it with the Islamofascists...time to put em away for good!)
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To: The Other Harry

Best thing to do: irrigate YOUR ears with a syringe (like one used when babies are born to clear their air passages). I've seen water picks used in doctor's offices.

Do not use Q-Tips, as they tend to push the wax further into your ears.

As for Fido, take him to the vet.


17 posted on 06/30/2005 5:29:01 PM PDT by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970)
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To: The Other Harry

I had opportunity to visit an otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat doc) last fall for surgery on my parotid gland for a wide local excision to remove melanoma.
ALL over his office were warnings to NEVER use Q-tips in your ears. I recall one that echoed something my mother used to say, "Never stick anything in your ear smaller than your elbow"
Probably goes for the pooch as well!


18 posted on 06/30/2005 5:55:31 PM PDT by Knute (W- Still the President!)
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To: The Other Harry

Just hold a propane torch up to your ear, it'll melt that shlt right outta there !


19 posted on 06/30/2005 6:10:16 PM PDT by dfwddr
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To: ken5050

CORRECT! and those candles that you burn with a cone don’t really remove jack sqwat of a lick of ear wax.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 4:45:25 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: The Other Harry

Just bang around in there with a pair of scissors.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 4:47:29 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Excellent advice, see the vet. My wife has a little Maltese that developed a yeast infection in her front paws. Vet said that she could have spread it to her ears becasue she scrateches her ears with the paws.


22 posted on 01/19/2012 4:53:53 PM PST by Bruce Kurtz
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To: wingman1

everybody uses q tips why else were they made?


23 posted on 01/19/2012 5:08:36 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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