I (Sal) heard that using Q-Tips or cotton swabs isn't the best, so I did some research...
What's the best way to get rid of ear wax?
By Robert K. Jackler, MD
"June 5, 2000 -- One thing you definitely don't want to do is get rid of all your earwax. Earwax isn't dirt. It's a normal secretion that protects your ear, just the way other kinds of wax protect your car.
If water gets in your ear canal -- while you're swimming or taking a shower, for instance -- earwax will cause the water to bead up and move away from your eardrum. Then the slipperiness of the wax encourages the water to run out of the canal. In addition, earwax is slightly acidic, which discourages bacterial or fungal growth in the moist, dark ear canal. Without earwax, it would be much harder to avoid ear infections."
Also, I've watched the consumers/residents I work with at the group home use hydrogen peroxide
Self Treatment For Earwax
-American Academy of Otolaryngology
Most cases of earwax blockage respond to home treatments used to soften wax if there is no hole in the eardrum. Patients can try placing a few drops of mineral oil, baby oil, glycerin, or commercial ear wax removal drops, such as Debrox®, Mack's® Wax AwayTM, Murine®, or Physicians' ChoiceTM in the ear. These remedies are not as strong as the prescription wax softeners but are effective for many patients. Rarely, people have allergic reactions to commercial preparations. Detergent drops such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide may also aid in the removal of wax. Patients should know that rinsing the ear canal with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) results in oxygen bubbling off and water being left behind-wet, warm ear canals make good incubators for growth of bacteria. Flushing the ear canal with rubbing alcohol displaces the water and dries the canal skin. If alcohol causes severe pain, it suggests the presence of an eardrum perforation."
FUNNY OUTTAKES! (Ear Infection commercial)
"Outtakes from the "Ear Infection" commercial. The full commercial is also posted on GodTube.com. Visit our profile to view it."
Tips for Treating Ear Infections Naturally
Natural Ear Infection Treatments. Video by Natural Therapist, Elizabeth Noble.
Today were going to talk about the 7 common mistakes that people make when treating ear infections.
Making these mistakes can slow your recovery and can cause complications like chronic symptoms, ruptured ear drums, glue ear, chronic ear pain, hearing loss and mastoiditis.
Plus we'll discuss some handy ear infection cures and remedies."
Sign Language Song - There Is A God
"Sign language song to There Is A God. Mike & Trisha Fox (Ministry in Motion) performs medium tempo chior song. Great words! http://www.splashdesignworks.com"
"Mark Mitchum is deaf. He has been gifted by the Lord to do music in American Sign Language. Here is a sample of his work..."
Nina Schultz Sign Language Solo
"Nina Schultz Sign Langauge solo at the !@!emblies of God Fine Arts. Indy' 07. Casting Crowns, "Set Me Free""
Now Behold the Lamb
"The S.H.O.U.T. Team (signing hands of united testimonies) performing at the PAC center in Terrell, TX . Members of Terrell United Pentecostal Church"
A deaf mother heard God's miracle voice
"God's voice prompted me to save Sara who was a near drowning in a small pool. I spent the longest minute of her life when I revived her. I believed the rescue was a gift from God. In regarding of the patio slide, I thought was locked, and Sara squeezed out through a door when our other children came inside.. that event will never be forgotten. Sara's life is not finished in God's plan (more)"
"The Rock Church of Sacramento, CA. Drama Department - Impact Ministries. Freedom Song by Jonathan Moore was produced for Apostolic Senior and Junior camp at Freedom Week 07. www.holyghostdrama.com"
" The Secret Place
"The Secret Place, a Psalm 91 experience was written for CODE 06 by A. Lombardo and K. Horton. This skit proclaims full trust in God and He will be your Rock and Fortress in the time of struggle. Narrated by Erv Bates, this skit will bring comfort, tears, and joy"
The Healing of a Deaf and Mute Man (Mark 7)
" 31Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.[i] 32There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man.
33After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue. 34He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!" ). 35At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
36Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."