Posts From November, 2011

What are tonsil stones?

The correct medical term for the “holes” in the tonsils is tonsil crypts.  The normal immune-mediated swelling of the tonsil tissue sometimes creates indentations in the suface of the tonsils, which create Swiss cheese type of holes on the surface. Technically, this is more of a nuisance than a medical problem. However, the tonsils crypts […]


Does Ear Candling Work?

Many patients inquire about a holistic way of removing earwax naturally, namely using ear candling device.  Basically, this is a cone-shaped device made from paraffin.  Creating a fire on the wider end of the cone creates negative pressure, which then sucks in air through the narrow end of the cone.  If this is placed in […]


What is the Best Way to Clean My Ears?

Many people contemplate what is the best way to clean the ears.  To understand my recommendations, let’s discuss the basis anatomy of the outer ear first.  The ear canal is narrow and hollow tubing that ends in the eardrum.  Earwax is usually made in the mid section of the ear canal, and it slowly comes […]


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