Excessive Cleaning of the Ears

Have you ever looked at a package of Q-Tips, or other swabbed cleaning sticks? Did you ever notice how they NEVER suggest using it for your ears? That’s because you shouldn’t. You might think you’re engaging in a little aural cleansing, but you are likely making matters worse. Shoving anything into your ear can impact wax, trap bacteria, and cause infections. The only way you should be cleaning your ears is in the bath or shower, after the hot water has loosened up the wax. A little soap and water will take care of it, and save you a trip to the ENT.

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