Earwax is an important, yet sometimes annoying part of our health. Also known as cerumen, earwax is made in the ear canal and is extremely important in protecting our ear from dust, bacteria, foreign matter, and microorganisms.
In theory, over time, earwax is supposed to naturally work its way out to the ear opening, but for many of us, a build-up of earwax is just another part of life. Since excess earwax can make it difficult to hear or become unsightly, earwax removal might be part of your regular routine. However, while there are many ways to remove earwax, there are quite a bit of misinformation out there about how to do so correctly. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts of removing excess earwax:
Do’s Of Earwax Removal
Don’ts Of Earwax Removal
If you suspect that you have some earwax build-up or you’re having difficulty hearing, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with a hearing healthcare professional. They can inspect your ears, determine if earwax is the cause, and recommend treatment options to get you back to living your best life.