BEWARE!! Cleaning Your Ear with Cotton Swabs Can Make You Deaf. Here Are The Reasons

Welcome home my dear friend.

Please have you ever been tempted to clean out your ears or your children’s ears with cotton swabs?

For your information health experts have one word of advice: don’t!

Did you know that Earwax (cerumen) is supposed to be in your ears? That is very true.

It has a mission.
That is to keep your ears healthy by trapping dust and dirt so that they do not travel deeper into your ear.

Having a waxy coating on your delicate ear canal skin also helps to protect it. The inside of your ear does not need to be cleaned because earwax is the cleaner.

Take note that your body already has a way to deal with earwax it no longer needs.

Chewing, other jaw movements, and skin growing inside your ear will push old earwax out naturally.

Using cotton swabs, however, can push the wax deeper into your ear canal. You might also seriously destroy sensitive ear canal skin or your eardrum.

Earwax buildup is not very common.

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, just 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20 adults have this key problem.

Some people may be more susceptible to earwax build up.

About 3 in 10 elderly adults and developmentally disabled adults might have more of a problem with earwax.

Signs of too much earwax or earwax that is stuck and blocking the ear canal include:

1. Pain or itching
2. A feeling that your ear is full
3. Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
4. Hearing loss (or a change in how well hearing aids work, for those who use them)
Odor or discharge.

If you have any of these symptoms, kindly see a doctor or other health care provider.

Thank you very much for your time with

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