yeah, my doc said the same thing. trouble with sticking anything else in your ear is that you could also rupture your eardrum, so please don't use paperclips or stuff like that! there is special stuff you can get at Walmart or a store like that, which has products for your ears. not sure of the name of this stuff, but it's on the shelf near the pharmacy, near where there are ear plugs and stuff. it says right on the pkg. that it's for removing ear wax, and it comes with everything you'll need. you could ask at the pharmacy counter too, they'll show you what and where it is. ;) works as well as having the doc remove the ear wax for you.