Re: Throat Cancer or Ear Problem?
First piece of advice.. NEVER NEVER EVER use Q-Tips to clean in your ears. In the past I used Q- Tips literally every day in my "Get Ready For Work" Routine, I would wake up, shave, shower, and the use Q-Tips to clean my ears.
I started losing my hearing in 1 ear, the ear that usually had the most wax - I got the run around from clinics and hospitals...until I finally got referred to my ENT (Best Doctor Ever). What I was actually doing, every time I used a Q-tip, I was pushing wax right into the ear drum. And then packing it in harder every time I used a Q-Tip.....I didn't even stick the Q-Tip all the way in the canal.
This is what caused my hearing loss, but it was also giving me constant sore throats. I guess when the ears get infected, so do the tonsils. Like QQ, I am also in recovery, had my tonsils removed 5 days ago - but I will never ever use a Q-Tip Again...
I actually get my ears "candled"...not sure if you heard of it or not...but they burn a candle over your ear and it actually pulls the wax out...I get it done about every 3 months...and it costs me $20. You'll be surprised the stuff they get out of you.