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Sun Dec 18, 2011, 08:39 PM

A novel method for the removal of ear cerumen

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Please note, this is a spoof, satire. CMAJ writes this sort of stuff for their Dec issue, making light of things in a medical terminology way.

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/173/12/1496.full?sid=ec0414d5-a337-41cd-b430-f5e146944127
We describe the off-label use of a recreational device (the Super Soaker Max-D 5000) in the alleviation of a socially emergent ear condition.

A 45-year-old male complained of a profound reduction in his left ear acuity while staying at an island cottage in rural Ontario. His hearing loss was reducing his ability to hear his newborn son cry in the middle of the night, requiring his wife to carry out all late-night child care. As a result, correction of the problem was considered urgent.

The patient had been swimming multiple times a day for 6 days. He had had several ear infections as a child but was otherwise well. He admitted having used a Q-tip in his ear “once or twice” recently in the affected ear.

An otoscope being available, examination of the external ears was conducted. The nature of his problem was revealed as bilaterally impacted cement-like ear cerumen....(much more @ link, worth reading if you like humor)

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 09:33 PM

1. And be sure to read the comments. This is not recommended by doctors.

If water pics are not recommended because of the damage to the inner ear, this water cannon must be even worse.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 10:10 PM

2. It is in their Dec issue, CMAJ, where they do spoof reports

Heard it on the radio today and had to look it up.

NOT recommended to do this, in case someone takes it seriously.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 10:43 PM

3. Oh, good! n/t

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