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Who wants to see what came out of my brother's ear this afternoon?

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He was apparently as deaf as a post before, and now has the hearing of a bat. I wasn't there for the extraction, but he very kindly took a photo for me, along with a coin for scale.

And and and - tomorrow he says I can have a go at his other ear.


MinnowAndTheBear Thu 23-Feb-17 19:23:08

How was this achieved?

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Thu 23-Feb-17 19:24:02

Gonna puke. .

Oblomov17 Thu 23-Feb-17 19:24:35

Gross. Is it just condensed ear wax?

Olive oil, and then he apparently syringed it himself. The docs said they couldn't fit him in for five weeks and he couldn't stand it for another five minutes, so he had a go himself. And that came out.

I wish I'd been there. But the photo was almost as good.

As far as we know it's just earwax. He has got form for growing giant plugs of wax that block up his ears.

parmavioletmartini Thu 23-Feb-17 19:26:02

This is fantastic. I'm obsessed with trying to clean my DH incredibly waxy ears.

DevelopingDetritus Thu 23-Feb-17 19:33:57

That's a beauty. I bet everything sounds so LOUD now.

Wondermoomin Thu 23-Feb-17 19:34:09

Ewwww - how does it get to that stage? And then he decides that he can't bear it for another five weeks - yet it must have taken ages to accumulate that...

SwearyGodmother Thu 23-Feb-17 19:36:24

That's the best thing I've ever seen. I showed DH and he said, in the manner of the most impressed 5yo ever "woooooooowwwww"

Please share what you find tomorrow.

user1471521456 Thu 23-Feb-17 19:50:30

Looks like a mummified shrimp. Does he hide food that he doesn't like in his lugholes?

Wondermoomin apparently it just crept up on him and he didn't realise how bad it was. Then the doctor said to put olive oil in it and that made it much worse and he decided it had to go.

If I get anything worth sharing out of his other ear tomorrow I will share photos!

user he's severely allergic to shrimp so I'm assuming it's not that, but he may have hidden something else in there at some point. grin

namechange20050 Thu 23-Feb-17 19:55:12

That is AMAZING. Wow.

Happylandpirate Thu 23-Feb-17 19:57:26

I get psoriasis in my ears and often pull out similar (I'm not suggesting your brothers is psoriasis) i am going to photograph it next time though for all you disgusting lot!! gringrin

picklemepopcorn Thu 23-Feb-17 20:03:31

I do DHs and regularly get that out. Ear drops first, then many many warm syringes of water while his head hangs over the sink. EW.

puddingisgood Thu 23-Feb-17 20:11:23

Gah!!! Why can't I see the picture??!! Am on laptop, it says 'make sure the path is correct and image exist'. Any ideas? I need to see the earwax!

WishIHadTheWherewithal Thu 23-Feb-17 20:14:38

Oooh ... if only he'd filmed it coming out ... it's truly a thing of beauty.

WutheringFrights Thu 23-Feb-17 20:17:49

That really is a thing of beauty but be careful - a few months ago an MNer hospitalised her DH by perforating his eardrum or something while she was having a good old poke!

Gowgirl Thu 23-Feb-17 20:20:08

Place marking, need to change device!!!!!! I cant see!!!!!

Gingerbreadmam Thu 23-Feb-17 20:20:42

hahaha looks like a pork scratching.

made me feel sick but would have satisfied me greatly getting that beast out.

RememberToSmile1980 Thu 23-Feb-17 20:22:11

Wow! I wish there was a video!

picklemepopcorn Thu 23-Feb-17 21:09:00

I thought the coin had been in there for decades at first!

user1471521456 Thu 23-Feb-17 21:14:46

he's severely allergic to shrimp

So, I revise my theory...he is a secret agent and someone tried to kill him by hiding a shrimp in his salad. He fortunately spotted the shrimp (maybe with a shrimp detector shaped like an innocent object such as a fountain pen) and thwarted their evil plan by hiding said shrimp in his ear.

wishcarry Thu 23-Feb-17 21:21:28


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