Today’s health tip: Dangers of Cotton swabs in ears

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To remove excess wax and debris from their ear canals, medical experts say not to try it. They have observed many adverse effects with cotton swabs.

It’s important to realize nothing should be placed inside the ear to remove dirt and debris. This is dangerous and could cause hearing loss or a damaged ear canal or eardrum.

The ear canal has specialized cells that produce cerumen, commonly known as ear wax. Ear wax accumulates much faster for some people than others.

Doctors can easily remove ear wax with a little peroxide mixed with water and injected into the ear.

Cotton swabs may accidentally rupture ear drum which leads to hearing loss. Skin in your ear canal naturally grows in an outward such that ear wax comes out itself.