using vacuum to clean ears

surf cat

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Dear Surf Doc
Have you ever heard of this way to vacuum your ears? I have read about a tube that you stick in the ear cannel then a wic is lit and the vacuum sucks all the sand and such into the tube. Sounds a little way rad. Do you know where they do this or sell do it your self candles?

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murph the surf

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hey surfcat..they're called ear cones. You can usually find them in health food stores.

I've heard some say both that they're incredibly good and that the user will see a lot of gunk being pulled out.

I've also heard some skeptical remarks about them as well.

I've been interested in trying them out since sometimes I don't hear too well with a lot of background noise.

I'm gonna finally get them and I'll give you a first hand report.

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Random Guy

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I had a Dr. do that same thing that gbg said. plink plink plink...A huge sandy ball of wax as hard as a rock shot into the tin dish used to catch the water.
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groovn

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I saw a similar post a while back, and I went out and got an "earwax removal kit" from the drug store for about 6 bucks.

I put in the drops and let them sit for 10 minutes, then flushed my ear out with the provided irrigation bulb. Lots of gunk came out... then I used a q-tip and was amazed to yank out some really unappealing wax and crap with that.

The directions say to repeat for four days. On day 2 and hearing better already!!!

on a related note - you will see a product hit the shelves in your local surf shop early in 2003 that will help with this issue, surfer's ear and ear infections. More to be announced on that as product launch nears....

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rice

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don't use those candle cones! they suck way too much out. your head and inner ears will feel raw, naked and exposed to the elements. you will want to wear a wool hat, laying on the couch with all the windows shut and a pillow over your head. for weeks. i'm serious...don't do it.
 

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Some doctors have an actual suction machine that vacuums up the ear wax balls!

Another company makes a special type of irrigator that swishes your ear out with warm water and sucks up the loosened ear boogies at the same freakin' time!