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How to clean child's ear without hurting him?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Ear cleaning

Never put anything smaller than your elbow in the ear, an old wives tale that is true even today.
Only clean the outer ear with soap and water and a wash cloth. Do not clean with a q-tip in the ear canal. This can hurt and usually just pushes the wax back.

In brief: Ear cleaning

Never put anything smaller than your elbow in the ear, an old wives tale that is true even today.
Only clean the outer ear with soap and water and a wash cloth. Do not clean with a q-tip in the ear canal. This can hurt and usually just pushes the wax back.
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