According to medical experts this is why you shouldn’t put Q-Tips in ears

Are you using Q-tips in ears? If yes, then you’re doing a very dangerous thing. Time and again experts keep warning us that q-tips should never be used to clean ears. People worldwide never really bother about such advice and continue to stick q-tips in ears until disaster happens.

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If you think your q-tip is soft enough to remove earwax, well you’re actually making it worse. You could also risk puncturing your ear drum.

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1 Earwax has a number of benefits

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, new guidelines have been framed after a decade related to q-tips in ears. The medical body states that wax is beneficial in the same manner as nose mucous and eyelashes and should not be tampered with.

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Earwax traps dirt and foreign agents that may get in the ear. Ear wax is usually pushed out by skin growth and then washed away when you take a bath.

Earwax has a number of benefits

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2 What you should do about ear wax

As per the advice, there is no real need to use a cotton bud or anything to remove ear wax. Attempting to do so is a bad idea because you could easily push the ear wax down further. The most dangerous aspect as I learned the hard way is that the slightest miscalculation when using a q-tip or even a slip of the hand could propel the q-tip towards your ear drum puncturing it partially or completely.

The only way possible to rectify a ruptured ear drum is through surgery and it never really gets back to normal. Moreover you lose a percentage of your earring with permanent problems such as blocked ears. The advisable thing to do rather than use a q-tip in ears, it is better to wipe away excess ear wax when it comes to the surface of your ear.

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What you should do about ear wax

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