Earwax and Dancing Grannies

\"DancingGranny\" Two things happened in the office yesterday worth noting.

The first happened when I was talking to an elderly Alzheimer\’s patient.  I asked her how she was doing and she leaned forward and said quietly, "I am doing just great, Dr. Rob."

Then she added, "If you want me to, I can dance for you."

The second happened while looking into a teenager\’s ear.  I noted a large amount of wax and made a joke that he could make candles like Shrek.  He smiled a little and said, "I can get it out to cure some cold sores."

I furrowed my brow and looked confused.  His mother explained, "Don\’t you know that earwax cures cold sores?"  She then went on to explain that it works great, and they often use other people\’s wax on their own cold sores.

I told her I think I\’d rather have a cold sore.

It boggles my mind.

14 thoughts on “Earwax and Dancing Grannies”

  1. Wonder if candle wax would work? These folks may be on to something … it sounds gross to use ear wax. May try candle wax – next time I get one perhaps it is the waxy part that heals them up…. odd but those old home grown off the farm cures sometimes work.Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wonder if candle wax would work? These folks may be on to something … it sounds gross to use ear wax. May try candle wax – next time I get one perhaps it is the waxy part that heals them up…. odd but those old home grown off the farm cures sometimes work.Thanks for sharing!

  3. No. I think “Burt’s Bees” is a commercial product that uses wax. To my Knowledge, it does nothing for herpes lesions.

  4. No. I think “Burt’s Bees” is a commercial product that uses wax. To my Knowledge, it does nothing for herpes lesions.

  5. Earwax as a cold sore remedy seems gross, but it actually works better than any other product on the market. The remedy has been passed down in my family for generations, and when I’ve used the earwax at the onset of that “tingling” feeling, I’ve never had one come to the surface.
    Candle wax does not work. And the reason that Carmex and Burt’s Bees are recommended for the “heat blister” or “fever blister” is because they contain a type of wax. Those just don’t work as effectively as earwax does.

  6. Earwax as a cold sore remedy seems gross, but it actually works better than any other product on the market. The remedy has been passed down in my family for generations, and when I’ve used the earwax at the onset of that “tingling” feeling, I’ve never had one come to the surface.
    Candle wax does not work. And the reason that Carmex and Burt’s Bees are recommended for the “heat blister” or “fever blister” is because they contain a type of wax. Those just don’t work as effectively as earwax does.

  7. Hello -Just came across you entries and I have to say that the people who commented that they would rather the cold sore, must never have had one! Trust me, I started getting them a few years ago, in my mid thirties. Before getting them, I too would say I would rather the cold sore than put ear wax on them….guess what? I use the ear wax. It works really well.

  8. Hello -Just came across you entries and I have to say that the people who commented that they would rather the cold sore, must never have had one! Trust me, I started getting them a few years ago, in my mid thirties. Before getting them, I too would say I would rather the cold sore than put ear wax on them….guess what? I use the ear wax. It works really well.

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