I actually have worked with one doctor who said it’s ok to use Q-tips, as long as you dip it in alcohol. They’re abrasive and the skin in your ear is delicate. On the other hand, I have a friend who ruptured her eardrum with a Q-tip because someone opened the bathroom door and it hit her elbow.
I told my son this rule when he was about four and he looked down at his elbow for a moment before deciding it wasn’t possible. Anyway, your call. But, officially, nothing smaller than your elbow.
There’s a lot going on right now, so I thought we could use some humor. It’s my favorite coping mechanism. Enjoy