How to Clean Ear Wax
Putting in hairpins, safety pins or blunt edged things for cleaning purposes might harm the ear.Updated: Jun 25, 2003 20:02 IST
Cerumen or ear wax accumulates in the ear canal that leads from the outer ear to the ear drum. As the secretion comes out of the ear it collects dust particles which might have got in from outside.
Daily wash with soap and water is enough to keep the outer ear clean. Do not reach farther than you can with your little finger into your ear. Nature has not provided for it.
Putting in hairpins, safety pins or blunt edged things for cleaning purposes might harm the ear. If you feel wax has accumulated and is plugging your ears and interfering with hearing, consult your doctor.
First Published: Jun 25, 2003 20:02 IST