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Cleaning inside your Ears

Discussion in 'Experience' started by George M Thuku, May 30, 2015.

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  1. George M Thuku

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    Many people regularly clean their ears with the best intentions of keeping them clean and healthy. However, ears are not designed for cleaning. In fact, they have their own hygienic regime in place, and by sticking objects into the ear, you are only disrupting this natural process. Or worse, causing an injury. Ear wax, medically known as cerumen, is a healthy feature of your ears and acts as a self-cleaning agent. It has protective, lubricating and anti-bacterial characteristics. It migrates from the ear drum to the ear opening, cleaning the ear canal, and then drying and falling out. This is a self-regulating process and in normal circumstances, there is no need to interfere. If there is an absence of ear wax, the ears become dry and itchy.
     
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    What happens when you use cotton swabs to clean your ears?
    When you use cotton swabs, you are actually pushing the wax deeper into your ear, and into the area where it shouldn’t be. It can get stuck and blocked against the ear drum, which can cause all sorts of complications.

    Fungus, bacteria and viruses from the outer ear get pushed into the ear and can cause infections, which are extremely painful. Second, if the wax is jammed deep inside the ear canal, it can cause hearing loss. If it gets shoved even further, it can damage the ear drum and result in a rupture.
     
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    I agree to this one George. It's not advisable to use cotton ear swabs to clean your ears. You may use this but to clean the outer part of your ear not the inner part as you're pushing your cerumen in to your ear which would cause it to stuck inside and stop the natural process of your ear lubrication and protection.
     
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    Precisely Bonjiek but for those who can't clear the blockage on thier own ears, make an appointment with a medical professional. He or she can tell you in a couple seconds if you have a blockage, and perform a quick procedure to flush your ears.
     
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    I experienced going to ENT specialist and had my ears cleaned...It's uncomfortable but it's for your own good.
     

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