Alen J

Why you shouldn't clean ears with a cotton swab or q-tips

For many it's a habit to use cotton swabs regularly to remove excessive ear wax they feel like. But in reality, this do far more damage to the ear than you think.

Regular user of Q-Tips can push more wax towards and compressing it against the eardrum. This blockage can lead to temporary hear loss and infections.

Accidental pushes can hurt ear canal causing swelling in ear path and cause more irritations. Even direct press to the ear drum may also happen,  leading to serious ear drum damages.

And did you know ? ear wax protects the inner ear from bacteria, fungus, insects and water.

Next time, make sure you clean only the outer ear only. Else consult a doctor.