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Updated 03 September 2015

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Despite ear candles still being very popular, there is no scientific evidence that they are effective.

Ear candles might even be dangerous. Survey responses from medical specialists (otolaryngologists) in the United Kingdom reported ear injuries from ear candling including burns; ear canal occlusions; ear drum perforations; and secondary ear canal infections with temporary hearing loss. Best is to obtain your GP’s assistance.

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