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Cleaning The Ears With Fingers
Stop using q-tips: The throat pain is likely referred pain from the ear irritation. No q-tips in the ears please! to clean your ears let soap and water flood your ears in the shower, then tilt your head and let it run out. Also the over the counter ear was kits available at the pharmacy are good. If you already have a wax plug a doctor will need to remove it. ...Read more
Cleaning ear and clogged by cotton swab,cant hear and little bleed.doctor clean ear still cant hear?
Be careful: You can clean the outsides of your ears with soap and water. Be careful not to put anything (q-tips, bobby pins, pens, fingernails) into your ear canals- you can do serious harm. So long as your eardrum is intact, you can use mineral oil to keep the wax accumulation down in the canal. If you are unsure, please see an ENT who can advise you more directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No, a bobby pin is sharp and inflexible, and could damage your eardrum if inserted into the ear canal too far. Instead, clean the ear with a moist washcloth. If you feel like there is was you're unable to get with a cloth, try an over the counter treatment to soften the wax. ...Read more
YES: Using such an antiseptic is a good idea for a 'belly button ring'. ...Read more
Doubt it: Don't recommend use of alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution ...Read more
Hands soaked in toilet water yesterday while unclogging , now fingers tingle. Washed hands thoroughly afterwards. Could they be infected?
Sure, but unlikely: Hands do a lot of work in dirty-water places all over the world, every day. Hands are pretty durable, and generally do not get infected just by contact with dirty things... as long as they get to dry off and retain a healthy layer of skin. Broken skin and any wounds could make hands susceptible to infection. ...Read more
Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers