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For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges

Posted 9 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children's ears, but they just might do more harm than good. In fact, each year roughly 12,540 injuries to children's ears stem from the use of cotton swabs, according to a study cited by Dr. Jay Shah, who specializes in conditions that affect children's ears, nose and throat. He's a pediatric otolaryngologist ...

Shield Yourself From 'Swimmer's Ear'

Posted 9 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, July 8, 2017 – It's high season for the painful infection known as swimmer's ear, but it shouldn't spoil your fun if you plan ahead. Swimmer's ear often happens when germy water stays in the ear after a dip in the pool or lake. The leftover water creates an environment that helps bacteria grow. "Swimming is a significant risk factor, especially in fresh water," said Kara ...

Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

Posted 8 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 – Thousands of kids wind up in U.S. emergency rooms every year for ear injuries caused by cotton swabs, a new study reveals. The analysis of federal data found that about 263,000 children were treated in emergency departments for ear injuries caused by cotton swabs over the 21-year period from 1990 through 2010. That works out to about 12,500 such injuries a year, or about 34 ...

Pop! Goes That Balloon, and Maybe Your Hearing

Posted 11 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 – Blowing up your kid's birthday balloons could end in a bang – and hearing loss, new research suggests. The Canadian study found that a bursting balloon can create sound that's louder than a shotgun and might damage hearing. "Hearing loss is insidious – every loud noise that occurs has a potential lifelong impact," said study lead author Bill Hodgetts, an associate ...

Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say

Posted 3 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 – Trying to remove your earwax can lead to ear damage, doctors warn. The body produces earwax (or "cerumen") to clean and protect ears. The wax collects dirt, dust and other matter, preventing them from getting farther into the ear, according to an updated clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. "There is ...

Balloon Device Approved for Eustachian Tube Problems

Posted 16 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 – A small device inflated inside the tube that helps regulate pressure inside the ear has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Aera Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System is designed to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition that leads to sensations of pain, pressure or clogging inside the ear. The Eustachian tube is a valve-like ...

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