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Posted by: zee | 2003/01/21

Ear Cleaning

Is using earbuds to clean one's ears a bad and dangerous practice?Should one than go to a doctor to have ear wax removed?Please advise.

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Zee, I don’t think it’s dangerous, but it’s not a good thing to do. In the long run you end up pushing the earwax deeper into the ear. This will then cause a blockage that will have to be removed by syringing. In theory, if you don’t fiddle with your ear the wax should move from the inside to the outside, take all the dirt with it and fall out. Good luck.

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