Tip & How-To about Health & Beauty
Ears aren't very high maintenence but there some things you should know about ear care that will help ensure healthy, happy ears.
What's the story with earwax?
Do you need to clean it out or should you leave it alone? Alot of kids don't realize that earwax is really helpful as it is there to protect the ear.
In general ear wax doesn't need removing as it makes it's own way to the entrance of the ear and comes out by itself.
although ear buds are really popular, they are actually damaging to the ear as it pushes the wax deeper in and can damdage the ear drum.
So don't stick anything small in your kids' ears to clean out the wax. Let it just do it's own thing and come out when it's ready.
Is swimming a problem for ears?
Water and ears are generally ok but there is a condition called swimmer's ear. It's basically an infection in the outer ear that is caused by swimming water getting stuck in the ear canal.
Usually ear drops will help sort it out quickly. If you have a problem with persistant ear infections you can buy special ear plugs that help keep the water out while you're swimming.
Pierced Ears - Is there anything special that I need to do for them?
When you get your ears pierced you need to follow the instructions from the salon and not remove the earings for up to 6 weeks, otherwise the hole might close up.
Pierced ears can easily get infected, so use an alchohol rub if you start to see any redness or sores.
If it gets very badly infected you may need an anti biotic cream but don't panic, it's very common and should clear up quickly.
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Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty
I found a great natural remedy that works in preventing ear
infections in dogs. I use it for my dogs
and they have been ok for almost a year now.
THE FOLLOWING ALL NATURAL REMEDY
PREVENTS EAR INFECTIONS! This recipe is not meant to be used with Zymox. This should only be used once the ears are completely healed.
in mind that it "will not" cure an existing ear infection.
you get your dog's ears to a healthy state either by using Zymox like we
recommended or with the help of an antibiotic from your veterinarian, start
using the following remedy weekly to prevent future infections. This works by
raising the Ph level in the dogs ears.
an eye dropper bottle and the following ingredients
from your local pharmacy.
Tablespoons of Boric Acid
4 ounces of Rubbing Alcohol
1 Tablespoon of Glycerine
the bottle before each use to thoroughly mix. Place a small eyedropper full
into each ear. Cup the dog's ear and massage gently. Allow the dog to shake his
head and gently blot dry any excess on the outside of the ear.
Do this weekly.
If ANY IRRITATION occurs - STOP using the recipe immediately!
Aug 15, 2012 | Pets - Others
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