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Medical - Irritation in ears

Rev118

Newbie
Hi all. Passed my PJFT yesterday so I'm now just waiting for my face to face medical.

I got into a bad habit a couple of months ago and started using cotton buds in my ears twice daily when brushing my teeth. Without really thinking I've obviously ended up doing more harm than good by constantly removing wax/oil, drying my ears out. The friction then caused some irritation in my ear canal causing a fair bit of 'flakiness'.

Anyone have any experience with anything similar / Is this something I should be worried about at my medical? My hearing is fine and it has mostly cleared itself up since I stopped doing it.

Be gutted to get so close to fail for something as silly as scratching my ears with cotton buds lol.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Hi all. Passed my PJFT yesterday so I'm now just waiting for my face to face medical.

I got into a bad habit a couple of months ago and started using cotton buds in my ears twice daily when brushing my teeth. Without really thinking I've obviously ended up doing more harm than good by constantly removing wax/oil, drying my ears out. The friction then caused some irritation in my ear canal causing a fair bit of 'flakiness'.

Anyone have any experience with anything similar / Is this something I should be worried about at my medical? My hearing is fine and it has mostly cleared itself up since I stopped doing it.

Be gutted to get so close to fail for something as silly as scratching my ears with cotton buds lol.
My mrs irritates my ears sometimes, not sure what the diagnosis would be though???
 

Waspie

War Hero
Hi all. Passed my PJFT yesterday so I'm now just waiting for my face to face medical.

I got into a bad habit a couple of months ago and started using cotton buds in my ears twice daily when brushing my teeth. Without really thinking I've obviously ended up doing more harm than good by constantly removing wax/oil, drying my ears out. The friction then caused some irritation in my ear canal causing a fair bit of 'flakiness'.

Anyone have any experience with anything similar / Is this something I should be worried about at my medical? My hearing is fine and it has mostly cleared itself up since I stopped doing it.

Be gutted to get so close to fail for something as silly as scratching my ears with cotton buds lol.
If it's any help when I recently had my hearing test at hospital recently, I was advised to used cotton wool soaked in 'olive oil' to ensure my canals were clear and helped soften any ear wax!!!. This I was to do weekly! I imagine the 'olive oil' would assist in your flaky lug holes too!!!!
 

Rev118

Newbie
My mrs irritates my ears sometimes, not sure what the diagnosis would be though???

Just anxious that they'll jot it down as some sort of eczema / dermatitis & bar me from entry. I've never had any skin issues up to this point & it's self-inflicted, but I don't know what a doctor would think about it. Could be next week or could be in a months time when I'm booked in for, I don't know currently. I'm hoping it'll be completely cleared up by the time it comes around.
 

Scran_Bag

War Hero
Refer you to Waspie's advice two posts ago.
I had identical advice from an ENT Consultant a couple of years ago and it works.
Give it a try, don't expect things to clear up all on their own.
 
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