How to keep your ears clean and healthy

This guide gives you the facts and tips you need to keep your ears in a healthy condition.

Normal healthy ears DO contain earwax

There are two types of earwax: dry or wet. The wet earwax is sticky so that it can trap dust in the canal to protect your hearing.

Your ears are self cleaning

Wax leaves the ear canal via special migrating skincells that move it out. Using cotton buds or other objects can damage these cells, affecting your ear’s ability to clean itself. Cotton buds can also push wax further into the ear canal compacting the wax and can damage the ear drum.

Some ears block regularly

Some people are more prone to blockages due to the over production of earwax, narrow or curvy ear canal, hairs in the canal, working in loud or dusty environments or skin conditions.

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