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Ear blackheads- how to remove from squeamish 11yr old!

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erebus Sun 27-Feb-11 21:31:16

DS1 has 2 massive blackheads in the flat inner part of his ear, the bit you can see straight in front of you if you look at his sideways head, iyswim. So they're sort of flat 'into' his skull!

He conceded tonight that they're sore (though not inflamed or red, even, but they're both on raised, whiteish bumps they're so big) and that he's 'had them long enough'. I'm a bit worried he'll get teased about them at school.

DS1 is a wuss by his own admission. But I need a suggestion about how to attempt to get these 2 blackheads out, bearing in mind I couldn't get 2 fingers in there to squeeze them!

I will revisit this on Thursday.

TIA

ilove Sun 27-Feb-11 21:33:04

A hair grip. Press the looped bit gently against his ear with the blackhead in the middle of the loop and they will just pop out. Or let me come and do it - I LOVE squeezing spots!

erebus Sun 27-Feb-11 21:35:41

Can I make an appointment with you, please?! grin

DaisyFields Sun 27-Feb-11 21:38:52

My weapon of choice is a pair of cotton buds. Ooh, I LOVE squeezing blackheads and am a bit jealous!

freshmint Sun 27-Feb-11 21:40:20

my answer to everything is sudacreme

bung a bit on them and it will draw out the goo

magic

Earlybird Sun 27-Feb-11 21:43:44

If you're going to go the squeezing route, do it straight after a prolonged hot bath and/or shower.

Udderly Sun 27-Feb-11 21:44:01

Use a biro, pen, bic, whatever you want to call it. Take the pen apart and yoy have the perfect ear blackhead removing implement. Using the outer part (the hole that the ball point normally comes out of) put it over the blackhead and press in. The gunk will all come out. I love doing this, my weapon of choice is a parker pen!!!

candleshoe Sun 27-Feb-11 21:44:53

You can buy a blackhead removing metal gadget!

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 27-Feb-11 21:45:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AllTheGoodOnesAreTaken Sun 27-Feb-11 21:45:49

You could try the tweezerman blackhead remover tool. Get the blackheads warmed up first with a hot flannel, then try the tool, then use a little antiseptic cream.

Magnesium Sulphate paste can also work but I'm not sure of the method.

ilove Wed 02-Mar-11 20:18:53

Have you done it yet? We want footage!

SimplySparkling Wed 02-Mar-11 20:23:19

As candleshoe said, you can buy a blackhead removing metal gadget. Body Shop do them.

privategodfrey Wed 02-Mar-11 20:27:12

My Mum used to have one of those blackhead poppers - they were great!

The hairgrip suggestion is the method I use and it's very effective (and considerably cheaper than Tweezerman!)

FertilityFairy Wed 02-Mar-11 20:29:41

A friend showed me this hideous game on her iphone the other day where you see a cartoon face of a teenage girl and she has spots and you squeeze the screen to make them pop and she moans and groans with pain / pleasure - YUK! They won't pop if you don't do it right. WHO THINKS THIS STUFF UP?!

BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 02-Mar-11 20:30:00

I'm a bit jealous blush

PorkChopSter Wed 02-Mar-11 20:31:22

My ears need doing blush Forget eharmony et al, there should be a website matching up squeezers and squeezees grin

amberleaf Wed 02-Mar-11 20:38:15

OMFG where do you live?....ill do it!

PorkChopSter Wed 02-Mar-11 20:40:41

Perhaps I should .....

pimple myself out

groan grin

privategodfrey Wed 02-Mar-11 20:42:55

LMAO @ all the crazy squeezers here including me

My aunt was a real bugger for anything like that. She was in seventh heaven when my uncle got bad sunburn and started to peel - like an overenthusiastic decorator stripping wallpaper.

twoboots Wed 02-Mar-11 20:57:58

its intresting how some of us see such pleasure in such www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3tbJYg_QRI&NR=1&feature=fvwp
smile

Pussycatlover Wed 02-Mar-11 23:28:05

Omg i have never seen anything like that. Amazing!!!! Why do we love it so??!?!

mummynoseynora Wed 02-Mar-11 23:32:47

<boak> at the enthusiasm on that youtube clip! Is it me or is that a mole being non surgically removed?!

privategodfrey Wed 02-Mar-11 23:38:03

OMG that looks like a miniature Loch Ness Monster emerging!

Fantastic grin

laosvher Wed 02-Mar-11 23:43:47

shock
It looks like some sort of caterpillar
shock some more
and another shock for good measure

LibraPoppyGirl Wed 02-Mar-11 23:55:40

Mother of all things holy shock

I've just spent about 20 mins looking at others linked to twoboots' youtube vid.

This one [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svZ8cTJLfUA] never ends!!!!

Why do we love these things? Imagine the smell hmm

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