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Ears and throat hurt after cleaning ears with qtip?

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Dr. Michael Koriwchak
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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