Once the external auditory canal has been cleansed as much as possible and a wick inserted if swelling is severe, topical antibacterial therapy should be started.
Cotton breathes and can be lightweight, but it isn't quick-drying and doesn't wick moisture away from the skin - cotton simply absorbs moisture.
Primitive lamps, which relied on capillary action to deliver oil or melted fat up a wick to the flame, were improved only marginally in form and material over many centuries.
synthetics with hollow fibers that wick well
Day after day, I nursed the wound, looking forward to healing, but pus continued to drain from the incision site, helped by the wick that I had thoughtfully inserted.
The fabric's tightly woven fibers naturally wick perspiration and body vapor from the skin and absorb as much as 30 percent of their own weight in moisture.
Place pots in a shallow container and let them wick water from the bottom up.
Shortly a fire caught in the wick of the oil lamp and shed light through the tent.
In his hands he held a red candle with a wick that burned with a dancing flame.
Not only did the increased movement of both air and oil to the wick enable the solar lamp to burn brighter, but higher priced oils like spermaceti were not required to achieve these advantageous results.