Avoid Ear Buds

Understand that ear wax is a sticky stuff that traps anything foreign that flies, crawls, or is blown into the ear canals and thus protects your ear canal and ear drum from such foreign materials.

 Having said this how do you clean your ears?What to do when it itches? For one do not put anything inside the ears, ear wax migrates out of the canal all by itself and does not need your help.

Many patients who present with wax problems are regular users of ear-buds. Ear-buds, safety-pins and hair-pins, when used you run the risk of perforating the ear drum, as well as jamming wax deeper inside the ear-canal where wax is not formed. Also, the skin of the ear canal and the eardrum is very thin and fragile and is easily injured.

If removal is needed the best way is removal under direct vision by a specialist.

If your ear itches a lot, use 2-3 drops of baby oil or olive oil (no warming or boiling) into the ear and the itching will stop for the time being. You can then visit a specialist to check for the cause and its long term solution.

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