Ear Cleaning Using Drops is Safe, But Don’t Use Cotton Buds!

Suara.com – Earwax is a fatty substance produced in the ear canal. Medically, earwax is known as cerumen, which functions to clean the ear, protect it from infection and lubricate the ear canal so it doesn’t dry out too much.

Usually, the earwax will dry out and be released from the ear. However, some people produce more feces than necessary. If this cerumen accumulates, it will cause a blockage.

according to Insider, this buildup of dirt can cause:

– Full feeling in the ear
– Earache
– Difficulty hearing or hearing loss
– Itching in the ears
– discharge from the ear
– Smell coming out of the ears
– Dizzy

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If this condition makes you unable to hear or repeatedly feel pain, then you should immediately see a doctor.

In addition to seeing a doctor, this condition can also be treated with ear drops. This can be done at home.

Ear examination illustration. (Source: Shutterstock)

Things that should not be done to get rid of earwax

Trying to clear earwax yourself with your fingers or other objects can make the blockage worse.

“However, cleaning the wax that is in the ear canal is not a problem,” said ENT specialist from the University of Louisville, Jerry Lin.

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In fact, some blockage can occur when trying to clean the ear with a cotton swab and accidentally push the wax deeper.

Lin also does not recommend the use of cotton buds.

“Using cotton buds is a bad idea. They cover most of the ear canal. Therefore, using them to pick up wax will put it in the ear canal.”

In addition, home remedies such as ear candles are also not recommended. Because, the tool can drip hot wax into the ear and is not effective.


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