Global Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

T Debnath

Department of ENT & Head-Neck Surgery, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna, Bangladesh


  • Full Length Research Article   
    Ear candling: Study of 22 cases and review of the literatures
    Author(s): BK Sudhangshu*, B Saikot, M Muntasir, T Debnath and B Susmita

    Objective: To assess the outcome of Ear candling practiced by Traditional healer practitioner as an alternative method to clean the cerumen, cure of tinnitus, hearing impairment and other ear related complaints of vertigo headache etc. Materials and methods: We studied 22 cases of ear candling attended the ENT Department of Khulna Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh between 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019. The patient with the history of chronic ear discharge and hearing impairment were excluded from enrolment. After taking detail history we had examined the ear under microscope and found hardened candle wax in the external auditory canal and on the tympanic membrane. We removed the candle wax and cerumen from the ear canal meticulously and assessed the tympanic membrane. Hearing tests were done by 512 Hz tuning fork... Read More»
    DOI: 10.15651/2449-1888.22.10.170

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