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I am a teenager hand have sinus problem I can not enjoy many cold food which I want to eat please reply to my answer.
I feel like something is stuck in my throat. Its not paining but it feels really uncomfortable sometimes. I have no cases of allergies or so. I want some advice on it.
I am 24 years old. I have a low bp problem since I am 14. In past few years I have noticed, sometimes suddenly I start sweating, feels dizzy n feel like eating something sweet immediately. If I eat something sweet immediately, i' please be fine instantly. But if I dont, I continue feeling the same even if I have 1 course meal. Is it some kind of illness? kindly suggest.
Hi, my wife had an accident in 2012 I which her left side of head was hit. I have done all types of test i. E. Curvical, mri but nothing came out. I am living in delhi and have consulted almost all the good doctors / hospitals who are here like vimhans, pgi, ibhas the results are absolutely clean. The current problems are vertigo, headache and she has became very weak. Please suggest.
My mom was diagnosed for varicose as she had dizziness. Now she is taking medications but still got dizziness problem. Will there be any side effects? Or is it normal?
Sir, from last 7-8 years I have been suffering blocked nose problem specially left nose with headache. How I can cure it ?
Hi Doctor, I have tonsils, when ever I got cold I felt pain in throat. Could you please suggest which medicine or remedies I need to take. I have body pains too and felt like fever but I do not have fever now. Please suggest. Thank
Cotton swabs or cotton buds, are commonly used in our daily lifestyle. Many people use it for various purposes, such as make-up, bacterial culture, and most commonly for extracting wax and debris from the ear. Even though they are sometimes handy in our busy schedule, they usually cause much more harm than benefits.
How are they misused?
Cotton buds are toothpick like pieces made of wood, plastic, or rolled paper, which have cotton stuck at both ends with a roundish edge. It came into existence during the 1920s for a safe purpose of ear cleaning by Leo Gerstenzang, when he saw his wife cleaning their baby’s ear with a toothpick. And, til now they are used by the general population for ear cleaning, but these hardly remove the outer debris which is stuck near the outer edges. Impressing it inside the ear canal only does further damage, by forcing the inner wax further inside. Sometimes extensive force also causes damage to the ear drums.
How does it cause the damage?
Applying a tool like the cotton bud inside the ear with hands usually creates a force that impresses upon the eardrum, also accumulating the surrounding earwax to that area, resulting in impaction of the wax. The force applied most often, if not always, causes a damage to the ear drums, which might cause severe pain, also leading to leakage, causing improper balance, deafness, and certain similar abnormalities.
Although we are worried about cleaning our ears, it doesn’t really require our notice, since our usual showers allow an adequate quantity of water to enter the ears and clean the accumulated debris automatically. The structure, in which our ear canal is designed, is usually naturally assisting in cleaning up the unusual wax around the ear.
If there is an uncontrollable build up of earwax that is not cleaned off normally, you can always consult an ENT or any general physician and get it cleaned under medical surveillance, which is best advised.
Doctors and medical practitioners all around the world have been trying to spread the message of preventing the use of cotton buds for ear cleaning. It is important that the message reach the greater part of the population. Spread it to your family, your closest friends, their friends, and as further, you can reach!