Click here to see before and after surgery images for this disease that causes excessive thickening of the skin particularly the sebaceous glands. The excessive weight overwhelms the cartilage of the nose and causes collapse of the nostrils and airway obstruction.
This is the work of my then 9 and 10 year old boys for their Combined 4th/5th grade Science Fair project. I supervised the project. Ear candles have been touted as a method for removing impacted wax from the ear canal. Reportedly, the burning candle creates a vacuum that removes wax from the ear canal. We tested the ability of ear candles to remove wax from a test tube model of the ear. See the following video for the results.