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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: cheerleader | 2008/06/10

Q.

earbud

the cotton on the earbud got left behind in my ear, how can it be removed without any surgery? or can i just let it hang about and fall out by itself?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Cheerleader

I would strongly advise against the use of cotton buds, it is very harmful for the ears. If the tip did break off in your ear, it would be advisable to see a doctor that can just take it out for you, you definitely don't need surgery. It is also possible that it might fall out by itself, but you will need to have it looked at. You can even go to a clinic and just ask the Nursing personal to have a look for you

Please let me know if you need any further information

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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