Cleaning Your Ears

Cleaning Your Ears

People are often obsessed about keeping their ears clean when the irony lies in the fact that you actually do not need to clean your ears at all since they clean themselves! Ears create wax, also known as cerumen. This earwax is developed to capture and clean out any foreign objects or dirt that may have flown into your ears. Over time the wax works its way up the ear canal and falls out of the openings of the ear canal and is automatically removed in the process.

Some people have a higher amount of earwax build-up than others due to environmental or genetic factors. In the event of excessive build-up of earwax, seek the help of a trained medical professional to help you clean your ears and advise you on methods to avoid the excessive build-up of wax. They may prescribe drops or over-the-counter medication or ear cleaning kits that you can use in your own time.

You do not need to clean your ears at home since they are already cleaning themselves. However, you can gently clean and wipe your outer ear after taking a shower using your towel in order to remove dead skin and prevent the build-up of wax. Do NOT use cotton swabs to clean the inside of the ear canals since they actually push earwax deeper into your ear canal and can damage your inner ear.