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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to get a bug out of your ear

This is me and Allie.
Tonight Allie was over at my house for a labor day bbq.
Something very unfortunate happened.
A moth type bug flew into her ear.
It became stuck there for 4-5 hours.
This was a very uncomfortable time for Allie.
For future reference here is how to get a bug out of an ear according to the Mayo Clinic...
  • Stay Calm. If you are treating someone else, especially a child, stay calm. This will help your patient stay calm as well.
  • Have the patient lean over with their ear facing upwards.
  • Fill the ear with baby oil, mineral oil, vegetable oil or olive oil. This will kill the insect and cause it to stop moving. If you don't have access to one of the oils listed above, you can attempt to use clean water only.
  • Flush the ear with warm water allowing it to overflow. Watch carefully for the insect to be flushed out.
  • If you are unable to fully remove the insect using this technique, seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

1 comment:

allie said...

i appreciate a number of things about this post....

in no particular order.....

1. the picture is from the cardinals game, right before i left for uganda. a great night with really great people.

2. your empathy for me

3. the fact that the #1 rule is to stay calm....HA! right b/c thats possible when you have a moth bug flying around in the inner part of your ear. please mayo clinic...

4. a picture/video does NOT exist of me going bizzerk every 14 seconds from all the fluttering. and therefore is not posted for all the blogger world to see

5. its about me and you baby!