Ears, Nose & Throat
April 13, 2017

What you didn’t know about earwax

Ew… wax! Earwax is perfectly normal. Also called cerumen, it’s a normal by-product of a health ear. Earwax is created by modified sweat glands deep inside the outer ear canal. Everyone produces earwax, although some people produce more than others – just like some people perspire more than others. Earwax actually serves a purpose; in fact it’s essential for the health of ear as it keeps the tissues of the ear canal lubricated and provides a sort of safety net that protects the ear drum from foreign objects. It is known that the amount of wax you produce is genetically…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
July 24, 2014

Help! Something’s stuck in my child’s ear!

Toddlers and young children are famous for sticking things up their nose and down their ears – and more often than not it’s a piece of Lego or part of a toy. If you have kids, we’re willing to bet you’ll experience this at some stage, if you haven’t already. The best thing you can do is be prepared and know how to deal with it. Depending on what’s stuck in Junior’s ear, here’s what you need to do once you’ve calmed them down and let them know they’ll be OK. (more…)
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