An audiologist warning people about the danger of putting cotton buds into their ears after it was stuck in one man’s ear.
Leicester-based Mr. Neel Raithatha runs the Wax Whisperer YouTube channel. Recently, he shared a video in which he was performing a complex procedure on a man to remove the tip of a cotton bud. The bud was stuck in his ear canal.
The man felt itching inside his ear when he realized the tip had come loose and was now stuck inside.
Mr. Raithatha explained: “The client attended with a cotton bud q-tip stuck against his eardrum. He suffers from Otitis Externa [an inflammation of the external ear canal] and was using the cotton bud q-tip in an attempt to relieve the itchiness and irritation he was experiencing.”
Mr. Raithatha also noticed that his ear was badly inflamed, the tool which he uses in this kind of situation wouldn’t cut it and he had to pull out a ‘fine ended probe’.
Mr. Raithatha added: “I managed to extract the cotton bud enough to then use crocodile forceps to extracted the cotton bud.”
The cotton bud had perforated the man’s eardrum, and he could have been left with permanent hearing loss.
But, fortunately, he wasn’t left with any hearing damage, and he was referred to his doctor for future treatment.
As a little warning, unless you want to end up in front of Mr. Raithatha, the NHS recommends you don’t use cotton buds to clean your ears.
According to their advice page: “Cotton buds only push the wax/debris further down the ear canal and can lead to impacted wax, which can be painful.
“Also, if the cotton part of the bud falls off into the canal, it can cause infection.
“The cotton buds can also scratch the canal and make it bleed which can lead to infection.”
“Girl Whose Neck Bends At 90-degree Angle Desperately Waiting For Life-saving Surgery”
[rumble video_id=v5b307 domain_id=u7nb2]