It turns out that you cannot brush your ears with cotton buds!
If you are sure that you know how to clean your ears, ask yourself if you are using cotton buds. It turns out that this item of hygiene can cause significant damage to your hearing, if used in the same way as most people! But what is wrong with him?
Why do we need earwax
Earwax has important functions: with its help, the ear canals are always lubricated and moistened. In addition, thanks to sulfur, they are protected from dust, dirt, various microbes, fungi, insects and other foreign particles from entering the ear canal, because even if they get into the ear, they will stick to the sulfur and will eventually leave the ear canal. And the progress of sulfur to the exit is due to the chewing movements that we make with the jaw.
That is, a healthy body is able to cope with earwax on its own, and deep cleaning of the ears is not required here.
What are dangerous cotton buds?
When we screw cotton swabs deep into the ear canal, we just push the sulfur even further - literally we tamp it into a lump, which becomes the same sulfur plug.
But not only this leads to problems with hearing: in spite of a small piece of cotton, the wand remains a fairly hard object that can injure the eardrum. And after all, it is not as deeply located as it seems to us - the length of the ear canal is only about 2.5 cm.
- By the way, on packs of cotton swabs indicate that they can not be used to clean the inside of the ears!
Of course, there are people whose anatomical features of the structure of the ear canal impede the self-cleaning mechanism. But often the problem of blockage of channels and the appearance of sulfuric congestion contributes to the hypersecretion of sulfur - its excessive production. And we provoke it, not knowing how to properly clean the ears: with cotton swabs we irritate the surface of the ear canal, and sulfur begins to be produced with a double force.
How to clean the ears really?
Ear hygiene, first of all, is the hygiene of the ears.Cleaning with cotton buds is possible only at the entrance to the ear canal, without pushing them deeper. And in order for sure, ENT doctors recommend using a finger - that which is in its area of access is enough for daily ear hygiene to be observed. It will be correct to clean the ears after bathing, when the earwax softens and comes out. In extreme cases, you can purchase special chopsticks with limiters at the pharmacy.
If you have a sulfuric plug, do not try to remove it yourself, but consult a doctor.
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