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    We’ve All Been Cleaning Our Ears The Wrong Way, Plus 2 Other Things I Learned From Medical TikTok

    “She did tell me that she never wore those shorts again, but she still has them.”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed the latest in medical TikTok. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to BuzzFeed’s Shelby Heinrich about some of the wildest stories from medical TikTok. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: So your first story is a cautionary tale about the destructive power of underwear. So a woman named Sam in North Carolina was going on a date and decided to wear some high-waisted shorts. Definitely a great choice for a date, but not a great choice for her ass. Apparently, the next day she felt a sore where the wedgie was chafing her and by the following morning, she was being rushed to the ER in full-on septic shock. You actually interviewed Sam for your piece on BuzzFeed. So what happened? I mean, how did a wedgie land her in the ER?

    BuzzFeed Daily: Your next story is part of the classic genre of "woman tells doctor she's sick and doctor doesn't believe her." Calista Dwyer is a 22-year-old TikToker who recently documented a case of severe bloating. Calista gained 50 pounds in three months, and doctors could not figure out why. She posted a TikTok about it, and about how one doctor told her it was "psychosomatic." And it's something we've talked about on the show and we hear about all the time. This girl is just trying to figure out why she's sick and a doctor essentially said, "it's all in your head." When and how was she eventually able to find a diagnosis?

    BuzzFeed Daily: Your final story is about a common misconception, which I think almost everyone has: the proper way to clean your ears. TikTok user Aisha Frieda recently posted a video detailing her ear cleaning method, which is to pour hydrogen peroxide directly into her ear canal. This video has been viewed over 14 million times. People love watching gross body content like this or pimple popping or ingrown hairs. So, why do you think secretion TikTok, which I didn't know it had that name, and I love it. It's such a popular subgenre.

    Shakira has opened up about her performance at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, which she received criticism for in the wake of Colin Kaepernick being blacklisted by the NFL.

    Shakira and J.Lo performing at the Super Bowl halftime show

    In other news, Drew Barrymore gave her take on the alleged argument between her Charlie’s Angels costars Lucy Liu and Bill Murray.

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    The Drew Barrymore Show / YouTube / Via

    In case you missed it, earlier this year Lucy opened up about defending herself against Bill’s quote "inexcusable and unacceptable" behavior on the set of the movie.

    On a recent episode of her talk show, Drew explained how she remembered the incident, saying, “OK, so what really happened was Bill was just in a — you know, comedians can be a little dark sometimes — and he just came in in a bad mood. And what you have to know is how much Lucy stood up for herself, and that was the great thing that came out of an unfortunate circumstance. She literally said, ‘I do not accept that kind of behavior from you.’ And we all supported her and backed her up, and we moved forward.”

    Drew added that, as Lucy originally said, while Bill originally took out his bad mood on everyone, he ultimately zeroed in on Lucy.

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