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Cleaning The Ears With Fingers
I cleaned out my ear this morning by putting a tissue over my index finger, and there is a bit of blood. not much. I went to a concert yesterday. bad?
No: There is no immediate risk, though prolonged exposure to loud sounds will damage hearing. Do not use tissue paper, nor Q tips, to clean your ears. You may use small pieces of paper towel rolled into a wick. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What is the sense of having oiled cotton pads in ears when taking shower? I should not clean my ears with a finger and sticks.
Ear Protection: It sounds like you are attempting to protect your eardrum from water from showering. Do you have a hole in one or both of your eardrums? ...Read more