Did you know that using cotton buds can push ear wax down into your eardrums, and cause the wax to become impacted? It’s true and it’s no joke. This method of ear wax removal can cause difficulties with hearing, among other problems.
So does this mean that ear wax is bad?
Not at all! Let’s find out what is ear wax and what it does to our body.
It may look, sound and even smell disgusting but believe it or not, ear wax is a naturally occurring product of the body that helps trap dust and other small particles. This prevents dirt and germs from reaching the ear drums and causing infection.
So when does ear wax become dangerous?
Ear wax on its own is not dangerous because the body has its way of naturally eliminating any excess. However, when the ear wax gets trapped inside and pushed deep within the ear canal, problems can start.
Guess what the most common cause of ear wax impaction is?
You guessed it right. Using cotton buds and other similar small objects to clean the ears or remove the superficial ear wax can push the rest of the earwax deeper into the ear canal. And this is when ear impaction happens.
Hearing aids and earplugs can also block earwax and cause ear impaction.
What are the common signs of ear wax impaction?
- Decreased hearing
- Ear pain
- Plugged or fullness sensation
- Ringing in the ear
- Itching or drainage from the ear canal
What methods can I use?
The most common way to clean your ears at home is by using an ear wax remover, which are very easy and simple to use. There are two products I wanted to let you know about; Audiclean Ear Wax Remover and Audiclean Ear Cleansing Wash.
You can find these products in our webstore here:
Audiclean Ear Wax Remover
And to maintain clean ears, you can use Audiclean Ear Cleansing Wash in the shower as part of your daily routine.
Audiclean Ear Cleansing Wash
Home ear wax removal need not be that difficult after all. Just use these pain free natural solutions and you’ll have clean ears in minutes.
Have you tried home ear wax removal before? What products did you use and how did you get on? Leave us a comment below and share your experience. We’d love to hear from you.