Whenever the topic of either earwax or ear cleaning is brought up, you likely think to yourself something along the lines of “eww, gross!” People often view earwax as a sign of bodily uncleanliness because it sounds and looks gross. It’s natural to automatically assume that earwax is nasty and view it in such a negative light, after all it’s a bodily fluid that comes out of our ears, there is absolutely nothing appealing about it whatsoever.

That’s also why people tend to stick all sorts of cleaning solutions, Q-tips, and even automatic ear cleaner gadgets in their ears, in vain attempts to remove the offensive substance. If you’re guilty of doing any of the aforementioned things, you should definitely re-think your ear-care routine and learn why that is bad for your health.

Whenever you stick anything into your ears you are simply making them dirtier and increasing the odds of developing an ear infection, or potentially something even worse. Every year there are countless numbers of people who injure and damage their inner ears because they stick Q-tips way too far and forcibly into them.

Yet the fact remains that the most common way, by far, in which people go about cleaning their ears is with Q-tips. Doing this is the wrong way to clean them, it’s ineffective and just pushes the wax further into the ear canal thereby increasing the potential for build up and blockage. Whatever you do, don’t use Q-tips to try and clean your ears.

Instead, gently wash the outside area with a washcloth and then use a solution of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol to help dissolve the wax gently and naturally. Here’s exactly how you should do it. First, in a small bowl mix together equal parts distilled white vinegar and rubbing alcohol.

Soak a cotton ball in the liquid and then tilt your head so that the ear you want to clean faces upwards. Gently squeeze the cotton ball to release a few drops into the ear opening and wait 4-5 minutes. Now you can straighten your head and dab up the remaining liquid as it drips out with a tissue.

That’s all it takes, you don’t have to poke anything up your ear or spend a bunch of money. The bad reputation that earwax has developed is based on nothing but false information and it’s totally without merit. The yellowish waxy substance is naturally produced by our bodies and is beneficial to our health in several important ways.

It helps to protect our inner ears from all sorts of nasty stuff like infections, dust, dirt, bacteria, and other germs that would otherwise enter into them. The wax also forms a protective barrier on the surface of the very delicate skin in our ear canals which prevents it from becoming irritated when water gets inside.

Plus, it moisturizes and keeps that skin from becoming dry, flaky, and itchy.Ear wax is produced by the teeny tiny hair follicles that line the ear canal. It normally makes its way out of the opening of the ear naturally and on its own, but sometimes wax can build up and cause blockage problems.

If you feel that there is a blockage due to wax build up in your ear, you can try the aforementioned remedy or go see a doctor if the issue is potentially more serious.

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