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I am 41 years old lady and suffering from severe headache. Sometime I feel dizziness also. Please suggest.
In winters, during doing anything physically exerting like gymming or playing a sport, or getting out in the sun, the body develops hives, nausea and rapid heartbeat. Consequently, I cannot get into gymming or sports in winters. Havr been experiencing this last 10-12 years. Could this be treated?
Yesterday night before sleeping, I talked with my friend on a phone call for 1-2 hours. Mobile was on the right ear. I began to feel a mild headache near my right ear and also when I woke up today, I'm having some dizziness. Is this all due to Mobile radiation? I usually don't use much mobile. But yesterday. I talked for a long time.
I have very bad habit of snoring that with loud sound, I am having sinuous problem and got operated, snoring problem starts after getting operated. I seriously want to stop this habit, please help me in detail.
Hi my wife is having some infection in her ear. The ear looks completely filled with white wax or so. She is having issue in listening though that ear. This happened a week back. We checked with docots they gave dops but it didn't worked One specialist at Holy family told for surgery Please suggest.
My name is akshay bhaleghare I have problem of throat pain what should I do to prevent myself from it please help sooner?
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!