I got some swelling tonight in an ear I have previously had treated by a
Dr. for swelling. The Dr. put a slit in the ear and a compression
bandage on it. I was talking with some guys in class tonight who have
drained their own with good results but they said you need to do it
regularly until the swelling doesn't come back. This makes sense as an
actual slit with the compression bandage is designed to "weep" for
several days vs. regular draining.
Just curious if anyone has done their own before. My mother-in-law
is a former nurse so I'm going to have her make a first pass tomorrow.
I'm not hesitant to do it myself but my wife was rather horrified at my
comment of "can you pick me up some diabetic syringes tomorrow
honey?" and insisted. If I can self drain with good results I'll do it in a
second vs. spending a day dealing with the Dr. plus the $.
Any tips? Frequency schedules?
Also, head gear suggestions? I bought some asics but hate them. I
actually started class tonight thinking "I really should be wearing them
but screw it...I hate the things". Sux being fragile.