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mytimewillcome Tue 08-Mar-16 22:59:13

I took my 3 year old to the gp and he said that they were very dirty inside the ear. But didn't tell me how to clean them. I know that you can't use cotton buds. Can you get drops? Another gp also said the same so they must be bad. Thanks.

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 09-Mar-16 03:33:28

Cotton buds.

Insert a little way and twizzle.

NickyEds Wed 09-Mar-16 08:25:36

I just give my toddlers ears a scrub in the bath with a sponge. I wouldn't put a cotton bud in anyone's ear though! Nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear, that's what my mum used to say. Try the Hv?

Gillian1980 Wed 09-Mar-16 09:29:07

I was told not to poke anything down the ear canal, but that it was OK to use a cotton bud to remove wax and dirt that had worked its own way out of the canal.

Florentina27 Thu 24-Mar-16 02:46:00

I use dump cotton Budds but not in the canal, just around the ear as my dd would get flaky. Just wash with your finger during bath and then dry with towel, the wax from the canal will come out on it'd own eventually just gently pick it up with a bud, they are basically never very clean

willitbe Fri 25-Mar-16 18:54:22

Olive oil, a drop or two into the ear, lay on side so oil goes in for up to 10 mins, then just wipe away with a flannel anything that comes out after. Yes to nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear.

Too many ears damaged and hearing lost due to mistakes with cotton buds. The more you poke at ears the more wax they produce too. So definitely no cotton buds near the ears.

geekaMaxima Fri 25-Mar-16 19:07:52

Just use baby cotton buds, the ones with the huge round bit that stops you (even accidentally) inserting it into the ear canal.

It cleans all externally visible parts of the ear and picks up wax as soon as it starts to come outside. DS has quite a crop most bath times.

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