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Expert warns against cleaning ear with cotton buds

By: dayan (M) |Time : September 08, 2016, 07:34:54 AM
A consultant neuro-ontological surgeon in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) from Queens Hospital, United Kingdom (UK), Anthony Owa, has warned mothers to desist from using the popular cotton buds to remove wax from the ears.

Owa said the ears are naturally designed to clean themselves.

“Therefore, inserting objects into the ears is detrimental to the ear canals,” he noted.

The surgeon however enjoined usage of dabbed wet towel as well as the use of droplets of Olive Oil in the ears as effective alternatives to cotton buds.

He spoke yesterday during the free medical screening organised for children between aged between six and eight by the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos.

Owa, the first Nigerian to have conducted a Cochlea Implant on a patient said: “Early identification of hearing impairment in children will not only assist healthcare workers in giving appropriate treatment to the child, it would also ensure that the affected child does as well as his counterparts that do not have hearing impairment.”

He disclosed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated over 360 million people to have hearing loss in sub-Saharan Africa.

He described the development as the world’s most physically disenabling condition.

He urged mothers to be pro-active in conducting series of sound detection exercises for their children as early as possible.

His words: “If a child has not gained speech at the age of two, then the mother should be worried.”

The LCDA Sole Administrator, Olumide Olayomi, appealed to residents to support the efforts of the government to reduce cases of children with hearing loss.

Olayomi lamented the increase in poor academic performance among the pupils in the council and blamed the trend to undetected cases of hearing loss.

Re: Expert warns against cleaning ear with cotton buds

By: Gideon |Time : September 10, 2016, 12:13:08 AM
First time I am hearing this... I thought cotton buds is appropriate whenever cleaning the ear.... I agree that sharp objects should not be used... Cotton buds is soft...

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