what wiLL you use in cLeaning your ears and nose.??

@janebeth (2034)
Philippines
August 3, 2009 11:26pm CST
i used cotton buds in cleaning my ears not everyday, i think 4 times a week, because it's not good to always put some things (specially cotton buds) on your ears everyday, give your ears a quite rest from buds, lol.. based on the magazine i have read... i came to this question because i saw my neighbor early this morning when he used to clean his ears, and guess what.. he used his small finger, i was so shock when i saw it.. i just couldn't imagine using your fingers in cleaning your ears.. i think if you will do that also, your ears will be infected i am pretty sure of that, and with dirty nails over there..they used fingernails also to clean their nose and i saw that too.. .. what can you say about this thing..?? thanks for the responses..
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
4 Aug 09
Some people have some pretty gross habits, that's for sure! My ex used to use a key to clean his ears! Yes, a house key! The dummy suffered for it, too. Apparently, he had scratched his ear once with his key and developed an infection. His ear began to grow cartilage until it was so fat it looked like it hurt, although he said it didn't hurt at all. He went to his doctor who put him on antibiotics but said that his ear would always look swollen, what professional boxers call a "cauliflower" ear. The idiot still did not stop cleaning his ears with a key! I've heard that you should never put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow. A doctor told me this. The funny thing is, when you go to an ear doctor, the first thing they do is stick a light/magnifier in your ear where the part that goes inside your ear is very narrow! Then, they'll take very tiny things and poke them around in there. I've used cotton buds to clean my ears for decades and never suffered anything bad at all, ever. You just have to make sure that they have enough cotton to fully pad the stick they're on so they don't scratch your ear or poke through your eardrum. After seeing a TV special on the things people do with their hands without washing them afterward, I've always very cautious about shaking hands with strangers now. LOL I always carry antibacterial hand cleaner with me and wash my own hands often. You just never know where that hand you shook has been!
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
Thats really gross... he might destroy his ear drum for doing that.
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
oh no that was so ouch.. it's very bad, better to stop it earlier...
@xchyler (258)
• Philippines
19 Aug 09
i use cotton buds in cleaning them and do it 3 times a week..!!
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@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
that's good xchyler, but i think you need to lessen it to 1-2 times a week because you can damage your eardrum if you will always touch them..
@srganesh (6349)
• India
4 Aug 09
That is quite common among most people.In fact using your fingers in the ears is much more safer than a bud.But have a towel or nice cloth with the small finger to clean the ears.Using buds is not recommended by doctors too.About cleaning the nose,I too pluck them with my fingers.But my wife scolds me for doing so and I can't help it.Cheers!
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@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
4 Aug 09
yes it's really common among people now, but it's not nice to look at it after all.. but i think i will also be doing that when no one looks at me, lol..
@brienn (826)
• Philippines
4 Aug 09
For me I always clean my earns, everyday after taking my bat, I use cotton buds for the inside and I use my towel to clean the outside part . I didn't know that it is not good to put some things inside my ears, even cotton buds. By the way, what magazine is that? For cleaning my nose I just use my fingers and some tissue. Before I tried to use cotton buds to my nose but I find it difficult to use.
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
4 Aug 09
i forgot the name of the magazine, but i am really sure of it that it is not recommended to use buds always on your ears.. thanks for your comment..!!
@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Aug 09
Nothing but the soft ear buds that to exclusively for the ears.I am petrified at the sight of some car drivers doing the excavation with their car keys here.
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• Philippines
5 Aug 09
There are some persons like that they are using their finger to clean their ears and nose. I find that gross and unhealthy. I am using cottonbuds to clean my ears and nose around 2-3 times a week. Its not also healthy if somebody is cleaning his/her ears too much, our ears also need some wax in the same time.
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
i agree with you, thanks for the response...
@99Dartz (28)
• Indonesia
4 Aug 09
well i usually use my ehem... admit it! picking your nose with fingers is more enjoyable than using cotton bud. it's more practical that way
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
16 Aug 09
lol, thanks for being honest dartz...
@daliaj (5689)
• India
25 Sep 09
I use cotton buds to clean my ears everyday right after the shower. I have seen people using small finger to clean their ear. This happens mostly on villages where people don't know about cotton buds and don't even know there is soemthing exists to clean ears. I have also seen people cleaning ears with the non-sharp end of safety pins and hair slides (clips). Also, using quil.