Curious: They extracted a 16-year-old ball of wax! ear (VIDEO)

Curious: They extracted a 16-year-old ball of wax! of the ear. Audiologist Neel Raithatha from the Hear Clinic shared a video of somethin...

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  • Curious: They extracted a 16-year-old ball of wax! of the ear.
  • Audiologist Neel Raithatha from the Hear Clinic shared a video of something really gross.
  • Your patient had not cleaned his ears properly for the past 20 years!

When this patient went to consulate with audiologist Neel Raithatha it was because something was really bothering him in his ear. Not for nothing do they call the doctor the ‘Wax Whisperer’.

Ear wax, or cerumen, is that sticky, amber-colored substance inside the ear canals that serves to protect the skin of the canal against water, bacteria, fungi, and infections from other foreign particles.

The experts always tell us that you don’t have to remove all of it, but you do have to have adequate hearing aid at home or, if it gets complicated, go to the ENT from time to time.

The thing is, the ‘Wax Whisperer’ was stunned when he went in to investigate what was bothering his patient, who complained of vertigo, severe pain and imbalance.

Raithatha, from the Hear Clinic, shared that her patient had not cleaned her ears properly for about 20 years! and shared the video of the extraction of approximately 16 years of wax and dead skin.

Using an auditory excavation chamber, the specialist reached into the ear canal of his unfortunate patient and found it full of sticky black earwax that had accumulated over the years.

Usually, Raithatha said, earwax extractions take between five and 10 minutes, but this one took about an hour and a half to complete the extraction. Raithatha was “amazed at how much wax and dead skin I removed from one ear.” She even said she felt a bit nauseous just looking at the amount of earwax and dead skin she had removed from the patient. And that is your area of ​​expertise!

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

The patient’s ears were filled with “severely affected earwax and keratin buildup.” Due to ear infections in the past, the patient underwent a radical mastoidectomy. This is a procedure, in which the mastoid bone is removed from the back of the ear due to a serious ear infection.

Look at what happened to him from not cleaning his ears regularly for almost 16 years.

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

Ear wax removal

Doctors usually remove excess wax with a small instrument, a curette, or by suction. The wax can also be washed off with warm water, he explains. The Science Times.

Normally, the ear would dry out and the earwax would flow out of the ear with trapped foreign particles, such as dust. But sometimes the wax cannot naturally fall out of the ears and it can lead to wax build-up.

Earwax buildup can cause pain, ringing in the ears, swelling and obstruction of hearing. Serious symptoms that may indicate an ear infection include severe pain, fluid discharge from the ears, loss of balance, and fever.

The ear canal is lined with hair follicles, explains Medlineplus. The ear canal also has glands that produce a waxy oil called earwax. The wax will most often reach the opening of the ear. There it will fall off or be removed by washing.

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

Most cases of earwax plug can be treated at home. The following remedies can be used to soften ear wax:

  • Baby oil
  • Commercial drops
  • Glycerin
  • Mineral oil
  • Water

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

Method to remove wax

  • Use body temperature water (colder or hotter water can cause brief but severe dizziness or vertigo).
  • Keep your head upright and straighten the ear canal by holding the outer ear and gently pulling upward.
  • Use a syringe (you can buy one at the store) to gently direct a small stream of water against the wall of the ear canal next to the wax plug.
  • Tilt your head to allow the water to drain. Irrigation may need to be repeated several times.

To avoid damaging your hearing or causing an infection:

  • Never irrigate or use ear wax softening drops if the eardrum may have a hole or if you have had recent ear surgery.
  • Do not irrigate the ear with a jet irrigator designed to clean the teeth (such as a WaterPik).
  • After removing the wax, dry the ear well. You can use a few drops of rubbing alcohol in the ear or a blow dryer on a low setting to help dry the ear.

You can clean the external ear canal by using a cloth or tissue wrapped around your finger. Mineral oil can be used to hydrate the ear and prevent the wax from drying out.

Don’t clean your ears too often or too vigorously. Ear wax also helps protect your ears. Never try to clean the ear by placing any object, such as a cotton swab, in the ear canal.

If you cannot remove the wax plug or feel discomfort, consult a healthcare professional.

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

Like the black wax from your recent patient, the wax darkens inside the ear canal due to oxidation. The audiologist said it’s similar to how an apple or avocado rusts when opened.

Yuck! Now you can watch the video, but don’t forget to maintain proper ear hygiene if you don’t want to be the next star of a ‘Wax Whisperer’ video.

VIDEO: To see the video click on the photo below

Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

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Curious: Immense 16-year-old wax ball extracted from the ear (VIDEO)

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