Why Can't I Use an Ear Pick?
August 12, 2009 1:49 PM Subscribe
Why shouldn't I use Q-tips? Or an ear pick?
posted by musofire to health & fitness (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've read that doctors don't like you to stick anything in your ear "smaller than your elbow." Which is fine, except that the wax itches, and contributes to my loss of hearing.
When I go to an ear doctor, he scrapes out my ear with an ear pick. Why can't I do that, assuming I'm careful and don't push it in too far.
And why shouldn't I use a Q-tip, considering that Q-tips seem obviously made for pushing into your ear?