Do you still clean your ears with cotton swabs? If you’ve read this, definitely not anymore.
It’s best not to clean your ears with a cotton swab
You’ve probably done it before or you still do it: cleaning your ears with cotton swabs. It’s simple and effective. The chopstick goes everywhere easily and you can see the result immediately. Sounds logical and not that bad, but unfortunately it looks very different for your ears and health.
Did you know that using a chopstick is more likely to damage your ears?
With a cotton swab you only move the earwax further into the auditory canal. This can damage the ear canal and create a circuit. Earwax is only produced in the front part of the ear canal, so it’s actually only in the front part of the ear. Now when you put the chopsticks in your ear, you push earwax into the back of the ear canal and remove it where it actually serves to protect. The result: more earwax is produced.
In moderation and better avoided
You should be especially careful with your ears. Therefore, rarely use chopsticks and try to simply clean your ears with a handkerchief if possible. Place the cloth over your finger to clean your ear. This way you avoid pushing the earwax too far down the ear canal. If you still want to use cotton swabs, then only in the front part of the ear! You can also have your ears rinsed by your family doctor. Just ask about the possibilities.