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Do not Use Earbuds to Remove Wax!!

Written by
Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Sep 04, 2014 and last reviewed on Jun 22, 2019   -  1 min read


This article stresses upon the fact that earbuds should not be used to remove wax. It also discusses the best way to remove ear wax.

Do not Use Earbuds to Remove Wax!!

Yes, it is true that the use of earbuds is not recommended for removal of ear wax.

Why is it Unsafe to use Earbuds?

The reason is very simple.

When the ear wax stays there, it dries up and gets impacted. This can cause decreased hearing and also ear pain if it gets infected.

How to Remove Ear Wax?

Remember, ear wax is protective. It prevents entry of dirt, reduces infection and even prevents insects from entering into the ears.

For any clarifications regarding ear wax removal, consult an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

Last reviewed at:
22 Jun 2019  -  1 min read




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