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And to Stop? Here’s what You’re doing Every Time You Clean Ears with Sticks!

And to Stop? Here’s what You’re doing Every Time You Clean Ears with Sticks!

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Maybe you thought that those advertisements for cleaning the ear wax is just a marketing trick, sure they are, but in one segment they are right – sticks to the ears are much, much more harmful than useful.

By drawing the sticks from your ear, you think all the wax is removed, but most of the content is actually only further pushed deeper into the ear canal, explains otolaryngologist Dr. Leon Chen. If you continue cleaning by sticks, sooner or later you will end up at the doctor, – he warns.

The wax that accumulates in the ears is not without reason – contains antibiotic substances and protects against fungus and frequent removal can lead to complications of the infection to eczema on the outer part of the ear.

“And people know and by stick they puncture the eardrum,” said Dr. Chen.

Maximum three times monthly

The doctor advises that, if it cannot avoid these methods, try to be patient from cleaning ears mostly three times a month and only after taking a shower because the hot steam softens. Also, while cleaning the ear, hold the stick so that your finger comes to the point ends of the cotton, so you do not push the stick too far. Gently clean the bowl and available part of the canal.

However, Dr. Chen (and we are confident and your doctor too) would be most happy if you don’t use the sticks, but you go to the doctor to clean your ears.

Help from your home pharmacy

The safest home method advises to clean with oil and peroxide. Once a week, fill the bottle with olive oil, mineral oil or children oil.

In each ear at bedtime 3 drops and pressing gently massage the “cap” that protects the entrance to the ear, and then paste it over the ear with a cotton pad, to keep the oil away from the bag. The next day, when you take a shower put into the ear a small amount of hydrogen and rub it in your ear. There will be a reaction that will foam melted wax and completely will throw it out. But you have to take an advice from your doctor first.