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Doctor insights on: Ear Care

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How do you teach kids proper ear care?

How do you teach kids proper ear care?

O-tips: I think one of the most important ideas that you can teach your children is that wax in the ear is healthy and should not be compulsively cleaned with instruments such as a q-tip. The use of q-tips is one of the most common causes of impacted wax and is not easy to remove unless it is softened with hydrogen peroxide. Wax is anti-bacterial and lubricates the skin of the outer ear canal. ...Read more

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What should I do for my baby's ear care?

What should I do for my baby's ear care?

Baby's ear care: I assume that the mom is asking about how to clean baby's ear canals. I do not recommend the use of qtips to clean the baby's ear canals because of potential harm. However cleaning the baby's ear lobes and the opening of the ear canals shoild be sufficient. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Tip)

Living with Hearing Loss

Ask your md to check your ears. If all is ok ask for referral to an audiologist for a hearing test. ...See more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
once
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How effective is the ear care debrox drops?

How effective is the ear care debrox drops?

Debrox Otic Solution: Debrox otic solution is effective in dislodging cerumen (wax) from ear canals. However you need to be patient when using debrox and allow that to penetrate deep into the ear canals before you get up and do house chores.Also with some tough ear wax it may take a couple of weeks to work. Still you may have to see your doctor to use the water-pick in your ears. ...Read more

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What would happen is you consumed claire's ear care antiseptic?

Get Sick: Claire's ear antiseptic contains benzalkonium chloride - which depending on the amount and the concentration can be quite toxic. So please keep this out of reach of children. Often you can avoid alot of problems that occur from piercings by keeping them clean and not manipulating them until they are healed. There are many sites on the web that you can visit that give good info on piercing care. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
daily
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Is there an expiration date on the claire's ear care antiseptic?

Is there an expiration date on the claire's ear care antiseptic?

Any medication: will break down with time , including over the counter medication , will loose potency and even may produce harmful chemicals, Claire solution has antiseptic benzylkonium chloride , may break down and cause harm ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day