Our expert says:
Ears can't get "dirty" inside - wax forms and it catches all the dust etc coming in the ear, and then gradually moves to the outer edge of the ear canal, where you can wipe it with a wet facecloth. (I.e. ears are self cleaning!) The skin inside the ear is very sensitive and what you probably do is cause an abrasion that gets infected. What works well is Quadriderm cream, or something like Betnesol N drops. Please throw away the earbuds! Water in the earcanal is not harmful and dries very quickly.
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