This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
Children frequently put peas, beans, kernels of corn, etc., into the ear, which, if allowed to remain, will produce active inflammation. Foreign bodies may also enter the ear by accident. These should all be quickly removed. It should be done by syringing the ear with warm water, or by means of forceps. Excessive accumulation of wax is to be removed by syringing with warm water frequently, and not by ear-scoops.