Life Video

By Charlotte Regen 


A man had a cotton bud removed from his ear after he was unaware it had become wedged there for two years. 

The cotton bud was removed by Neel Raithatha, at the Hear Clinic in Oadby, Leicestershire, on June 6, after the patient had a lot of pain and limited hearing in his right ear. 

The patient had informed Neel that they previously got a cotton bud stuck inside their ear canal two years ago but believe it had fallen out by itself.

However, after recently going swimming the cotton bud swollen up inside the ear causing a lot of pain. 

Neel said: “The client reported muffled hearing in the right ear. 

“Fortunately, the eardrum was healthy and intact and it took around a minute to remove. 

“It was a delicate procedure given the cotton bud was pushed right up against the eardrum. 

“I had to ensure I did not exert any force whilst removing as I could have easily have perforated the eardrum in doing so.” 

This is not the first time that Neel, who calls himself the ‘wax whisperer’, has had to remove an unusual object from people’s ears. 

He said: “I have previously removed a pen cap and earring from the ear.”