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can my baby hurt her eardrum w a q-tip

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l3adassjenn

Asked by l3adassjenn at 11:30 PM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • yes- in the medical profession they say never put anything in the ear smaller than an elbow LOL if she has put one in and is in pain, you should probably have it checked out - it is very easy to perforate the eardrum
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 11:32 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • YES! You are NEVER supposed to stick a q-tip in the ear canal! They are only meant for cleaning the outer part of the ear.
    Ash9724

    Answer by Ash9724 at 11:32 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • yes. hence the warning label on the package to NOT put it in your ear.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Yes....exactly what the above posts said. Even adults should not use them for ears!
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 11:33 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • A q-tip pushes more wax back than it removes. Ending up in a build up that a dr. usually has to remove. Q-tips are not good for anyone any age.
    MoMmY2APrince85

    Answer by MoMmY2APrince85 at 11:34 PM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • She could puncture her eardrum.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:49 AM on Mar. 15, 2010

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