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A 43-year-old female asked about a 17-year-old female:

Appt is set for future. my ears/hearing were already compromised before shower. how to get liquid soap suds (from washing extra dirty hair) out of ears? can i use distilled water and hand for suction? (like a plunger but not?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The mantra "don't put anything in your ears but your elbow" is correct. Leave it alone. Whatever you can tease out near the entrance with a wet ear bud is all you should do. If the doc needs to clear something away, they have the proper tools and can do it under direct vision.
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