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Cotton swabs send dozens of children to ERs each day, study says


Each year, about 12,500 children under the age of 18 are treated in US emergency departments for ear injuries related to cotton swabs, the study says. That breaks down to about 34 visits per day.

Dr. Kris Jatana, Assistant Professor with the OSU Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, was featured in a CNN article discussing the complications of using cotton swabs in the ear canal.