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Thread: Ear wicks?

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    One of my SILs has a huge ear infection that made his face swell and my DD took him to the E.R. They pushed an ear wick down through the swelling so the medicated ear drops could reach the ear drum. Makes me shiver to even think about it. She said he had tears in his eyes because the procedure hurt so badly. He had several sets of ear tubes as a kid but no ear infections since age 9 or 10 (he's 34 now) so he's always known he had bad ears.
    I just thought it was a clever (though painful) way to treat it.
    Are ear wicks a new fangled idea or an old idea that's "new" again?

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    He must have had a really nasty infection for them to do this. Poor guy :( Wishing him a speedy recovery. :D:D:D

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    Sounds awful. I hope the treatment helps and he is better soon.

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    Ear infections of any kind are really painful! My son used to get them. Wishing him a speedy and easy recovery! Not sure about the ear wicks. I seem to remember them, but I am not sure! God bless him!

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    OUCH!! Hope he gets better!

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    Oh my goodness, that sounds painful. Hope this helps. i have never heard of it before.

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    yes, old idea, new again you can get these at some health stores

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    or make your own havent made them

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    Hmmm, never really heard of them. my son had ear infections a lot until he started taking allergy shots.
    i hope he's better now and stays that way.

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    I use to pour a capful of peroxide in my ear when my ear infections got bad and the prescribed meds no longer worked.

    It felt really good and it dries up the ear goop so it can come out.

    It's not recommended (on the bottle) to use it internally, but I've done it for years and haven't had an ear infection the last 2 years.

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