Experts warn against removing ear wax, says could lead to hearing loss

Experts warn against using cotton swabs, ear picks, pens, or fingers to remove ear wax as it can lead to hearing loss. The human ear has a self-cleaning mechanism and no routine maintenance is required. Improper cleaning pushes wax deeper into the ear canal, causing pressure, reduced hearing, and infections. Putting mustard oil in children's ear can flare up infections. People with excessive wax can seek help from doctors who use suction techniques and warm water to remove wax. Wax protects the ear from infection and dirt, so some wax should be present for ear health.

Experts warn against removing ear wax, says could lead to hearing loss
Experts warn against using cotton swabs, ear picks, pens, or fingers to remove ear wax as it can lead to hearing loss. The human ear has a self-cleaning mechanism and no routine maintenance is required. Improper cleaning pushes wax deeper into the ear canal, causing pressure, reduced hearing, and infections. Putting mustard oil in children's ear can flare up infections. People with excessive wax can seek help from doctors who use suction techniques and warm water to remove wax. Wax protects the ear from infection and dirt, so some wax should be present for ear health.