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Caution about ‘ear candles’

After my blog, “Cotton swabs linked to ruptured eardrums,” a reader wrote, “Dr. Walt, what do you think about ear candles?” I thought I had blogged about ear candles in the past, but cannot find it. So, here’s an update … Continue reading

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Cotton swabs linked to ruptured eardrums, study shows

A new study has found a direct association between using cotton swabs to clean the ears and ruptured eardrums. The good news is that almost all of the cases of ruptured eardrums healed without surgery, the researchers pointed out.

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