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Your thoughts on earwax

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Cool
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Earwax Pizza
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Postby LoFi Banana » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:11 am

Earwax. We need it, it has it's functions, but when there is too much of it we sure like to get rid of it. So, how do you get rid of your excess earwax? Do you have any cool earwax stories to share?

I used to use a cotton swab, but I learned that all it did was shove the substance further into my ears. Now I pour a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in my ears to soften the wax and then use warm water in a bulb syringe to blast it out. It sure beats using maggots to clean your ears like this tribe in Indonesia does.

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Postby Ifreann » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:13 am

Never in the entire span of human history has anyone ever had a cool earwax story. Holy fucking shit.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:41 am

Ifreann wrote:Never in the entire span of human history has anyone ever had a cool earwax story. Holy fucking shit.



I am just going to leave this artwork here.


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Postby LoFi Banana » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:01 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Never in the entire span of human history has anyone ever had a cool earwax story. Holy fucking shit.



I am just going to leave this artwork here.


https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... 282%29.JPG


I remember one of my friends used to collect his earwax in the hopes of molding it into these diamond-like things. It just dried up and turned to dust.

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Postby Great Algerstonia » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:03 am

I have a cool earwax story about another person. Neil Armstrong was in a rocket heading to the Moon, and there was earwax in his ear (presumably). So that means earwax has been on the Moon. Crazy, right?
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:05 am

I use a very thin metal pin to clean.

It's truly very satisfying (it just feels right) when you take the thing and maneuver it inside the ear, and you hear a large cracking, rumbling sound... and then you pull out this giant chunk of earwax. It feels like your ear is completely purified, cleansed, set correct if that makes sense.

I would say it takes several months to build up to that level but it is worth the wait.

Some other things that are comparable in levels of satisfaction include ironing shirts with a flatiron (especially with water) against a board, the taste of minor bleeding from the gum and then rinsing and spitting repeatedly so that the red liquid run into the sink becoming slightly less and less and less red with each successive rinse, the smooth sounds and feel of graphite pencil as it traverses the right type of paper over and over and over, the rinsing of mouthwash. There is a longer list.
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Postby LoFi Banana » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:08 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:I use a very thin metal pin to clean.

It's truly very satisfying (it just feels right) when you take the thing and maneuver it inside the ear, and you hear a large cracking, rumbling sound... and then you pull out this giant chunk of earwax. It feels like your ear is completely purified, cleansed, set correct if that makes sense.

I would say it takes several months to build up to that level but it is worth the wait.

Some other things that are comparable in levels of satisfaction include ironing shirts with a flatiron (especially with water) against a board, the taste of minor bleeding from the gum and then rinsing and spitting repeatedly so that the red liquid run into the sink becoming slightly less and less and less red with each successive rinse, the smooth sounds and feel of graphite pencil as it traverses the right type of paper over and over and over, the rinsing of mouthwash. There is a longer list.


Careful you don't pop your ears. And I know what you mean about the satisfying feeling.

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Postby Infected Mushroom » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:13 am

LoFi Banana wrote:
Infected Mushroom wrote:I use a very thin metal pin to clean.

It's truly very satisfying (it just feels right) when you take the thing and maneuver it inside the ear, and you hear a large cracking, rumbling sound... and then you pull out this giant chunk of earwax. It feels like your ear is completely purified, cleansed, set correct if that makes sense.

I would say it takes several months to build up to that level but it is worth the wait.

Some other things that are comparable in levels of satisfaction include ironing shirts with a flatiron (especially with water) against a board, the taste of minor bleeding from the gum and then rinsing and spitting repeatedly so that the red liquid run into the sink becoming slightly less and less and less red with each successive rinse, the smooth sounds and feel of graphite pencil as it traverses the right type of paper over and over and over, the rinsing of mouthwash. There is a longer list.


Careful you don't pop your ears. And I know what you mean about the satisfying feeling.


I will usually insert it very slowly, cautiously, and tactically... and only when I'm sure I have the position fairly narrowed down (through feeling and also how it all sounds in the ear), do I start the extraction phase. I'm very patient and usually I understand that this could be a 10-20 minute+ operation. It depends on the exact earwax mass and also how it's positioned.

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Postby LoFi Banana » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:31 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
LoFi Banana wrote:
Careful you don't pop your ears. And I know what you mean about the satisfying feeling.


I will usually insert it very slowly, cautiously, and tactically... and only when I'm sure I have the position fairly narrowed down (through feeling and also how it all sounds in the ear), do I start the extraction phase. I'm very patient and usually I understand that this could be a 10-20 minute+ operation. It depends on the exact earwax mass and also how it's positioned.


Wow, you have this down to both a science and an art.

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Postby Allinburg » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:39 am

what in the name of maxbari iv is this otorhinolaryngological nonesense doing in nationstates of all places

my tactic: simple, just clean it with a cleaning spoon 'til there's no compounded stuff that i can pick up

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some say nasa's really putting earwax back on the moon, the whole "crewed" artemis mission is just a cover for further lunar earwax research
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Postby Saiwania » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:07 am

Cotton swabs are one of the worst things you can do with your ears, especially if the fibers break off and get shoved in there. You don't need to remove any earwax beyond what can be scrapped out with a pinky finger in shower. I'm sure its there for a reason or provides enough lubrication for your ear canals to be protected against the elements.
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Postby Azania- » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:11 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Never in the entire span of human history has anyone ever had a cool earwax story. Holy fucking shit.



I am just going to leave this artwork here.


https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... 282%29.JPG

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Postby Ethel mermania » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:34 am

Azania- wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:

I am just going to leave this artwork here.


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I shouldn't be surprised that people have done this. But I am.

I just googled "earwax sculpture ", I figured there had to be something.
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Postby Azania- » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:38 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Azania- wrote:I shouldn't be surprised that people have done this. But I am.

I just googled "earwax sculpture ", I figured there had to be something.

Lmao. I'm gonna try this with every random combination of words I can think of.
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Postby Vikanias » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:40 am

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Postby LoFi Banana » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:43 am

Saiwania wrote:Cotton swabs are one of the worst things you can do with your ears, especially if the fibers break off and get shoved in there. You don't need to remove any earwax beyond what can be scrapped out with a pinky finger in shower. I'm sure its there for a reason or provides enough lubrication for your ear canals to be protected against the elements.


I have excess earwax sometimes and I find that using a peroxide solution, warm water, and a bulb syringe does a pretty good job at removing it.

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Postby LoFi Banana » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:44 am

Azania- wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:I just googled "earwax sculpture ", I figured there had to be something.

Lmao. I'm gonna try this with every random combination of words I can think of.


I think I read something about earwax-flavored ice cream somewhere.

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Postby Countesia » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:49 am

Does anyone remember Ozzy and Drix where they used earwax was used to stop Ozzy from oxidising? I always think of that show whenever people mention earwax for whatever reason.

My dad somehow gets it really bad, and uses a really long screw to scrape his out. Everyone in our family has told him that's dangerous AF but so far he's managed to go his entire life without managing to rupture an eardrum.

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Postby Uan aa Boa » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:54 am

Alas, earwax.

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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:55 am

Cotton swabs. I don't have weird semi-solid earwax that gets "shoved down there," no matter what the fearmongers say. If they were right, I would have gone deaf decades ago. Doctors have occasionally checked my ears, and found no problems of that sort.

If I leave more than a day's worth of wax in my canals, I get maddening itching, so I also have to ignore the "lubrication" argument for the most part. I only pay attention to that if they're not only itchy, but notably dry, as well.

I can't use Infected Mushroom's way. When I tried putting a solid stick like that in my ear, I got an infection. Plus, to wait the months that it'd take to accumulate that much earwax would drive me nuts with itching!
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Postby Azania- » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:58 am

LoFi Banana wrote:
Azania- wrote:Lmao. I'm gonna try this with every random combination of words I can think of.


I think I read something about earwax-flavored ice cream somewhere.

Lol what even is the purpose of that. I tried eating my earwax once as a kid and it was horrible.
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Postby Postauthoritarian America » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:02 pm

When I get an uncomfortable itching sensation I'll use the end of an unbent paper clip to get in there and drag the stuff out. That or the end of a ballpoint pen (cartridge retracted). If I happen to be near a cotton swab or a place where such are located then one of those.
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Postby Partybus » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:11 pm

LoFi Banana wrote:
Azania- wrote:Lmao. I'm gonna try this with every random combination of words I can think of.


I think I read something about earwax-flavored ice cream somewhere.


And jelly beans...A Harry Potter linked creation if I recall correctly...
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