Doctor Warns Against Using Cotton Buds To Clean Your Ears


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Everybody enjoys using a cotton bud to remove an accumulation of bothersome ear wax.

Instant relief is frequently obtained by turning the bud’s tip around inside your ear. Additionally, seeing the wax on the bud provides the same yucky satisfaction as squeezing a very large blackhead.

But medical professionals caution that it actually has a negative impact.

Our ears’ health is significantly influenced by ear wax.

The sensitive skin of the ear canal is protected from irritation when it is exposed to water, and it retains and inhibits dust, bacteria, and other germs from entering and harming the ear.

Most people’s ear wax eventually moves to the opening over time and either falls out or is cleaned out by washing.

Others, however, experience excessive wax production from ear canal glands that is difficult to remove.

A variety of problems, including earache, an elevated risk of infection, and hearing loss, may result from this additional wax hardening in the ear canal and blocking the ear.

More than two million individuals have troublesome ear wax each year, but because syringing to remove wax is rarely provided on the NHS and private procedures often cost around £60, most people are compelled to use home cures.

The most popular option is to use a cotton bud to remove the wax, although experts advise against doing so when cleaning your ears.

To begin with, using a cotton bud actually forces ear wax into the ear more deeply over time, making it more challenging to remove.

Dr Martin Scurr told MailOnline: “As well as damaging the sensitive lining of the ear canal, worse, they may perforate the ear drum.” Ouch!

He continued: “The perforation doesn’t always heal properly, resulting in long-term impaired hearing — think of a tambourine with a hole in it, the membrane can no longer vibrate to pass on sounds to the hearing nerve.”

Extreme cases of the bud’s injury to the delicate tissues behind the ear canal have resulted in hearing, protracted dizziness and nausea, loss of taste, and even facial paralysis.

One in ten patients who attempted to remove their own earwax reported that their symptoms worsened or that they injured themselves and needed medical assistance, according to an RNID poll.

What then can we actually do?

Wax softening drops from your neighbourhood pharmacy may assist, but Dr. Scurr always advises seeking medical consultation and never try placing anything in your ears.

You Can Now Stay At Shrek’s Swamp On Airbnb

Get ready Shrek fans, because an extraordinary opportunity is about to drop right into your swamp-loving lap! Airbnb is turning dreams into reality by recreating Shrek’s iconic swamp, and you can actually spend a night there. But don’t blink, because you’ll need to act fast and cross your fingers for some good luck.

Mark your calendars for October 13th at 1 p.m. ET, because that’s when the magic begins. Shrek aficionados will have the chance to request a stay in this enchanting, moss-covered, and delightfully murky paradise. Nestled in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, this is your shot at spending two nights in Shrek’s very own home.

The catch? Booking dates are limited to October 27th to 29th for a two-night stay, accommodating up to three guests. Here’s the twist – the cost for this once-in-a-lifetime experience is a grand total of $0. Yes, you read that right. Airbnb is generously making a one-time donation to the HopScotch Children’s Charity on your behalf. But, before you pack your bags, note that your travel expenses are on you.

Now, let’s talk about how astonishingly spot-on they’ve recreated Shrek’s swamp. It’s like they plucked it right out of the movie, from the charming house to the quirky furniture and the “BEWARE” signs. But don’t just take my word for it.

For those lucky enough to secure a booking, prepare to immerse yourself in this swampy oasis. Light up an earwax candle, kick back in Shrek’s recliner chair, and indulge in some parfait. And here’s the kicker – you’re not confined to the house. Venture outside, ignite a bonfire (maybe share a few swamp tales), and don’t forget to visit Shrek’s iconic outhouse. Oh, did I mention the pièce de résistance? Donkey is your host (apparently, he’s filling in for Shrek), and yes, you can bet your waffles there will be waffles.

But wait, there’s more! Airbnb has a history of making fans’ dreams come true by offering stays in iconic (sometimes fictional) locations. Earlier this year, you could book a stay in a real Malibu Dreamhouse in honor of the Barbie movie. In 2020, Airbnb gave people the chance to sleep over at The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s mansion and even spend a night at the last remaining Blockbuster. In 2021, Home Alone enthusiasts could reserve a night at the McAllister house.

So, prepare to step into the whimsical world of Shrek and experience a fairy tale adventure like never before. Your swampy getaway awaits, and it’s going to be an ogre-sized blast!

Film Fans Are Seriously Grossed Out By This Hidden Detail In Shrek

Film Fans are left horrified after spotting detail in Shrek!

The well-known animated movie Shrek tells the tale of an ogre named Shrek who sets out on a mission to save a princess and discovers true love along the way.

The film featured the voice acting talents of Mike Myers as Shrek, Eddie Murphy as his sidekick Donkey and Cameron Diaz as the famous princess Fiona!


Credit: ‘Shrek’ by Dreamworks

Now a cult classic which still continues to delight fans to this day, it seems that some details are just now being uncovered about the films antagonist, Lord Farquaad, distinguished by his diminutive height, haughtiness, and ambition to rule.

But in one of his situations, there was an especially offensive exchange that surprised social media users.


Credit: ‘Shrek’ by Dreamworks

Using the handle @kathy_martinez05, TikTok user Kathy published a video of Lord Farquaad on the app.

The movie’s villain is shown in the scene sipping a martini while lying in bed and asking the magic mirror to show him an image of Princess Fiona who he is set to marry.

Credit: ‘Shrek’ by Dreamworks

However, following closer inspection, the fan discovered a bulge in the bedclothes, indicating that the villain may have become a little over excited by the prospect of the princess.

Kathy has questioned her followers, “Did anyone catch that?”

@kathy_martinez05 Did anyone else catch that? #fyp #foryou #Shrek #adultjokes #adulthumor #childhood ♬ original sound – Kathy

She was bombarded with comments from people seeing the video many who said they have been traumatised after never spotting this hidden easter egg before.

One person commented ‘I’m not at all innocent but I am traumatised after this and understanding it now.’

While another said ‘I know what I will bring up in my next therapy session now’

Have you ever spotted this Easter Egg in Shrek and will you now go back and watch it? It definitely shows how the filmmakers were creating a child friendly film with some hidden secrets for adult watchers too…it’s just taken years to find them!