When it comes to health, we like to keep our heart, blood, bones and everything else healthy! But in this race of keeping our body healthy, we generally tend to forget the health of our ear. But still, there are people who keep a check on their ear time to time. But when it comes to ear hygiene, you could be doing more harm than good with your current cleaning regimen.
The ear is an extremely sensitive and delicate area and as such, you should take precautions and do your research before attempting to clean them yourself. If great care is not taken while cleaning your ears, it could result in impaired hearing, infection, and/or painful long term damage. What makes this troubling is that so many people are still applying old concepts to their ear-cleaning practices and the results are alarming. So what is wrong in doing that? To know that, check out the pages ahead…
Yes, this is a fact. Many people are unaware that doctors and health care professionals have been trying to stop people from cleaning their ears with cotton swabs for years. It isn’t safe. There is a very real danger of damaging your ear drum.
So try and avoid putting cotton swabs in your ears as they will seriously damage your ear. The problem while using them is that people will simply push excess wax deep into the ear canal, leading to blockages and impaired hearing. Check more such facts on the upcoming pages..
Keeping everything clean is good but only if it requires cleaning. For the most part, ears clean themselves by cycling wax and dirt out towards the ear openings. Some people may never need to clean their ears – genetics will largely determine this. In some people, wax will build up though. It can become unsightly and uncomfortable and then it becomes important to clean your ears but safety must be considered.
It is important for everyone to know that wax is only produced in the outer part of your ear canal, away from the eardrum. So when blockages from wax do occur, it’s generally because the person has been using a cotton swab to “clean” their ear. The deeper you dig, the more likely you are to sustain damage or create a blockage. This is not it, there are many more disadvantages of cotton swabs. Check them out on the next page…
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