By Chanel Livesey
A man had to have a DIY ear wax removal kit removed from his ear for a second time despite warnings not to use them.
Consultant audiologist Neel Raithatha has had some odd patients at his clinic in Oadby, Leicestershire, but most normally heed his advice.
On this occasion however, the patient who turned up on June 26 was complaining about something he had already been warned not to do.
Having used a DIY wax removal kit to try and clear his ears, the 2cm long rubber tip had become lodged in his left ear canal.
Neel said: “Both the client and I were in complete shock.
“The client attended with a rubber tip, from a DIY ear vacuum device, lodged inside his left ear canal.
“I previously removed a rubber tip from his right ear canal, just three months earlier.
“Despite my audiological advice, the client had continued to use the DIY ear vacuum device.
I extracted the rubber tip using forceps.
“Ironically, the rubber tip had further impacted ear wax and dead skin into his ear canal and against the eardrum.”