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Old 02-20-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Putting a paraffin or beeswax-soaked tube in your ear and lighting it is a bad idea despite what the makers of ear candles may tell you, the FDA warns. The candles—sold as treatments for ear wax buildup, sinus problems, and headaches—can be hazardous and the FDA believes there is "no valid scientific evidence for any medical benefit," the agency said in a consumer alert issued this week.


FDA Issues Warning on Ear Candles
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