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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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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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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

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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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
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What should I do if I am allergic to my ear care antiseptic?

What should I do if I am allergic to my ear care antiseptic?

Stop using it!: Wash with nothing but plain water and mild, unscented soap until fully healed. If you have a rash or bad itching on the outside part of your ear, you may want to use some over-the-counter cortisone cream for relief, but never put cortisone or other over-the-counter meds into your ear canal. Probably not necessary to use an antiseptic in your ear unless instructed by your dr for a specific problem. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Can I use ear care solution for a new belly button ring?

Can I use ear care solution for a new belly button ring?

Care for belly butto: The best antiseptic solution that most physicians and hospitals use and is available over-the-counter at most drug stores is betadine solution. Once a day use of betadine is sufficient until the wound heals. ...Read more

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I went to icings to pierce my ears & i think i'm allergic to something that's in the ear care solution, can I use hydrogen peroxide instead?

I went to icings to pierce my ears & i think i'm allergic to something that's in the ear care solution, can I use hydrogen peroxide instead?

Hydrogen Peroxide: Don't recommend use of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. Hydrogen peroxide can damage healthy tissue. ...Read more

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Suggestions for inner ear care for repeated yeast infection?

Suggestions for inner ear care for repeated yeast infection?

Mix 3% hydrogen...: ...Peroxide with warm water 1:1 and drip into each ear until it pours out, do not put q-tips in. Do this every day. See an ENT first if eardrum is damaged. ...Read more

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Should I use bobby pins, qtips or ear care antiseptic to clean my ears?

Should I use bobby pins, qtips or ear care antiseptic to clean my ears?

None of the above: You should be very careful with any of those items in your ear. The external canal is very fragile to trauma, and all you really need to do is wash them out with a bulb syringe if even that. Your ears are self cleaning, and you don't need to do much. ...Read more

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Can I clean my belly button ring with ear care antiseptic?

YES: Using such an antiseptic is a good idea for a 'belly button ring'. ...Read more

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Should I do sea salt soaks or the ear care antiseptic to clean my ears?

Neither: The ear canals are self cleaning structures. The skin of the ear canals and eardrums migrate toward the outer opening automatically as the dead skin cells are replaced by new skin cells. Rarely does the ear canal become blocked unless the individual is using cotton applicators, tissue paper, paper clips, bobby pins, pencils, hearing aids or letter openers which tend to push wax into the ear canal. ...Read more