If you’re one of those people that actually enjoys cleaning their ears, this video is for you.
Showing the moment ear specialist Neel Raithatha pulls out a huge clump of wax (and hair!) from a patient's ear, the clip sees a deep dive into the man’s ear canal.
With the patient losing hearing as a result of the build-up, Neel was forced to perform the procedure endoscopically, a technique he pioneered at his UK surgery.
“The ear wax was dry, matted with hair, impacted and adhered to the ear canal walls,” he says.
“The patient was unable to hear as a result and found the ear wax to be painful.
“I had to use an Ear Hook to separate the ear wax from the ear canal walls and then to literally tug it out of the ear.”
The whole procedure lasts about two minutes, but Neel has warned about attempting to do this at home with your own implements such as cotton buds, and instead recommends you visit a professional.
“Cotton buds only serve to push the earwax deeper into the ear canal,” he says.
“They too can graze the ear canal walls and in the worst case scenario perforate the eardrum.”
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