Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 10

Nuisance Called Earbuds

Parijat Joshi*

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Indriyah Care ENT Clinic, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Parijat Joshi, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Indriyah Care ENT Clinic, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: August 23, 2022; Published: September 27, 2022

Introduction

Cotton Ear buds or Q-Tips are fairly commonly available over the counter instruments known for their versatility for various uses including self hygiene practices. However, otorhinolaryngologists all over the world keep seeing patients with ear complaints arising from use of ear buds including trauma to external ear canal, secondary otitis externa, otomycosis, trauma and perforation of tympanic membrane etc. Research suggests insufficient emphasis on safety warnings by manufacturers, patients’ lack of information regarding self cleansing mechanism of external ear , predilection to self hygiene measures of ear and even wilful ignorance to safety guidelines as major causes for rampant use of cotton ear buds for cleaning of external auditory canal.

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Citation

Citation: Parijat Joshi. “Nuisance Called Earbuds".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.10 (2022): 10-11.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Parijat Joshi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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