By: Terry Graedon May 11, 2017 2 Comments
    Hide the Cotton Swabs! They Can Hurt Children…

    Parents need to beware cotton swabs. Although many use them to clean their children's ears as well as their own, a new study shows that they can cause significant injuries. Cotton Swabs Lead to ER Tri…

    By: Terry Graedon March 17, 2011 16 Comments
    Cleaning Ears at Home

    Ear wax can be annoying or even make it hard to hear. Otolaryngologists tell people not to put objects in their ears to remove wax. That includes cotton swabs which may actually push wax further into …

    By: Joe Graedon April 4, 2005 0 Comments
    Laxative Helps Remove Earwax

    Q. I was astonished to hear on the radio that a laxative can be used to remove earwax. Do you have any details? A. Consumer Reports On Health (March, 2005) reports that a few drops of liquid docusate …