Are you using cotton swabs for cleaning the earwax? If so, then rethink about it, because an international medical research has cautioned about its adverse effect on the hearing organ of the body. A professional clinical organization has updated its theory of best practice for earwax cleaning and published a journal detailing the best procedure to clean the ear, without using the cotton swab. On 3rd January, 2017, The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) has brought up a major transformation to its existing best-practice guidelines for ear clean, which suggests “confirmation-based suggestions on diagnosis and treatment of earwax,” in addition to the basic guide for ‘dos and don’t’ for healthy ear care.
Cotton Swabs, which previously were recommended as the safe method to clean earwax, now turned down by the medical researchers and claimed to not be appropriate for earwax cleaning. In the updated guideline for ear care and clean, the researchers of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) suggested not to put anything smaller than the nudge in your ear for cleaning. Simply putting, they have advised not to mess with the ear otherwise, it can go fatal.
As per the press release published by the analysts group, “Earwax or otherwise called cerumen is a usual stuff that that produced by the body in order to clean, protect, and oil ears. Earwax usually acts as a self-cleanout mean that maintains the overall healthiness of the ear. The contaminated materials like dirt, dust, and other small infected stuff fuse to the earwax and hence defended from getting out of into the ear. But using cotton swabs for cleaning them is not suitable at all.”
Though the organism of the human body is typically capable of expelling out the old earwax through usual activities, people sometimes experience an unusual build-up which wedges the ear canal and lessens the hearing capacity of the individual alongside some other symptoms. However, putting anything in the ear to clean this unusual swelling, smaller than the elbows can cause harm to the ears, warns the study.
Instead of using the cotton swabs to clean the earwax, the researcher has advised the individuals to consult doctors and experts, in order to avoid any unpleasant situation or any mishap.