I feel there hasn’t been an ear cleaning video in a while so today is the perfect day to get grossed out. The person in the video has a severely blocked ear canal from hardened built up wax. The doctor starts by using a loop tip to remove the larger chunks of ear wax. He then goes in with a suction device to go after the wax that is deeper inside the canal. Once all of the wax, debris and dead skin is removed there is also a thin layer over the actual eardrum. The eardrum itself is bulging profusely and at this point the procedure is stopped as there is concern that it could explode at any time and they did not want to risk messing with the ear anymore. The patient will hopefully see an ENT who can help reduce the fluid in the eardrum and get rid of the infection. If you are like me and use Q-tips in your ears be sure that you’re not pushing them in too far as that will definitely cause built up wax. Just a simple swipe towards the outside should do. I know I shouldn’t use them at all but I feel gross if I don’t.