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Old Wives Tale About Ear aches

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 8, 2009
  • 01:43 AM

my cousin told me of a time when he had an ear ache our grandmother knew of an old wives trick to get rid of it and performed it on him. She rolled up a piece of magazine paper into a cone, placed the smaller end in his ear and lit the end on fire. His logic is that since the paper is in a cone, the fire sucks up the air in your ear and cures the headache. I told him that 1 that's not how fire works, 2 ear aches aren't caused by air in the ear. He argues that since it worked for him (the ear ache went away) that it must be true. I told him about the placebo effect and he's still convinced.

i told him that i would find medical evidence that it DOES NOT work!

So please help me on this!

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