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can my baby hurt her eardrum w a q-tip

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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

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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.

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

  • She could puncture her eardrum.

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

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