We’ve been told time and time again, don’t use cotton swabs in your ears. However when you’re standing in the bathroom looking at your ears in the mirror, thinking how gross ear wax is and you just want it gone, it can be very difficult to resist the temptation.
The ear canal is home to some very sensitive things that are required to hear properly, and the last thing you want is to cause permanent damage. So what can you do to clean your ears? What do you need to avoid the cotton swab? ‘Clevelandclinic.org’ has a great list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to ear hygiene:
Do – Contact a primary care doctor if your ear feels plugged up, it hurts, or you can’t hear
Do – try over-the-counter wax softener or baby oil at home, if you know you have a tendency towards wax buildup
Don’t – use cotton swabs inside the ears
Don’t – use hydrogen peroxide
Don’t – use ear candles
Don’t – bother with contraptions that claim to vacuum wax and dust from the ears
Protect your hearing and be responsible with what you do and don’t put in your ears.
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Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator