Ear Care Essentials Frederick MD

Most people think that just taking a shower is the best way to insure personal hygiene. Yes! Taking a bath plays a major role in your bodies over all personal hygiene.

Frederick Memorial Hospital
(240) 566-3300
400 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit

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Inova Loudoun Hospital
(703) 858-6000
44045 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg, VA
specialty
General medical surgical
Hospital Type
Nongovernment, Not-for-profit
Hospital System
Inova Health System

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Frederick Memorial Hospital
(301) 698-3300
400 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD
Medicare Number
210005
Bed Count
179

Piedmont Behavioral Hlth Ctr
(703) 777-0800
42009 Victory Lane
Leesburg, VA
Medicare Number
494020
Bed Count
77

Loudoun Hospital Center, Lansdowne
(703) 777-3300
44045 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg, VA
Specialty
Hospitals

North Springs Behav Healthcare
(703) 777-0800
42009 Victory Lane
Leesburg, VA
specialty
Psychiatric
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)
Hospital System
Psychiatric Solutions

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Mountain Manor Treatment Ctr
(301) 447-2361
Route 15
Emmitsburg, MD
specialty
Alcoholism/Other chemical dependancy
Hospital Type
Investor-owned (for profit)

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Frederick Memorial Hospital
(301) 698-3300
400 West Seventh St
Frederick, MD
Specialty
Hospitals

Loudoun Hospital Center
(703) 858-6000
44045 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg, VA
Medicare Number
490043
Bed Count
92

Mountain Manor Treatment Ctr
(301) 447-2361
Route 15
Emmitsburg, MD
Medicare Number
777777
Bed Count
140

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Ear Care Essentials

Most people think that just taking a shower is the best way to insure personal hygiene. Yes! Taking a bath plays a major role in your bodies over all personal hygiene. But taking a bath doesn’t really clear out those areas within your where water does not actually reach and has the capability to clean. Areas such as your ear go virtually untouched when you are taking a shower or probably even when you are bathing in the bath tub. In this article we will discuss what measures can be taken to clean out your ears.

Proper ear care is essential to maintaining good overall hygiene and preventing serious ear problems such as infections and hearing loss. The internal parts of the ear are extremely sensitive and caution must always be taken to ensure the inside of the ear is never damage during routine health care.

One of the most common problems in the ear is the buildup of earwax. A certain amount of wax is necessary to keep the inner ear free of debris. The wax attracts matter and prevents it from traveling inside the ear and causing damage or infection. Many people choose to clean the outer parts of the ear with a cotton swab. It is imperative the cotton swab is not inserted too far into the ear canal, as it may burst the inner eardrum or cause other irreversible damage. A good rule of thumb is to face the mirror when cleaning the ear with a swab. A portion of the cotton should still be visible otherwise the swab is too far in the ear. Besides the outer parts of the ear, care should be taken to cleaning behind the ears, where dirt has a tendency to hide in that area not readily viewed by people. Personal hair trimmers are available to remove and maintain any hair which grows from the ear. Some of the hair works in conjunction with earwax in preventing debris from entering the inner ear but excessive hair growth can be easily maintained and trimmed with the miniaturized trimmers.

Ear infections are also very common, especially in young children. The build up of fluids in the inner ear leads to infections and if not treated, can lead to partial or total hearing loss. Treatments for these types of infections are most often conducted through a doctor, who will provide prescription eardrops to treat the ears or will prescribe an oral antibiotic to clear the infection.

Another part of good ear care is for those with pierced ears. Both earrings and the ears need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Hydrogen peroxide solutions are inexpensive, widely available, and should be used regularly to maintain clean the piercing areas and earring posts. Some specialty shops which perform the piercing procedures sell other cleaning solutions that are an alternative to the peroxide. Care should be taken to regularly check the earrings for breakage, rust, and damage. When ears are initially pierced, it is imperative the earrings remain in for an average period of 6 8 weeks to ensure the piercing site heals and will not grow closed. It is important the earrings are turned in the ears daily to prevent the healing skin from attaching itself to the earring.

Your years play an important part in your body; they are also sensitive and delicate. If not taken care of properly you can begin to have problems. So proper ear care is imperative to your well being, and as you can see it doesn’t really take much time or effort to clean out your ears.

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