By Tia Cristy
The reason this becomes a Stupid Tip of the Day, is because the cotton swabs may feel good cleaning out your ears, yet, it has been a huge debate on ear health for years.
The ears have a natural cleaning system, where sometimes they do need a little help from over the counter products. But, Doctors say, that using these cotton swabs, can push more back into the ear than, get out. After you’ve pushed wax back into the ear repeatedly; it builds up to a larger mass that clogs the canal and can cause major damage.
So, if the ear is clogged or has water swishing around, instead of using a cotton swab, try to use gravity and heat.
Turn your head; clog side down. Gently, use a hair dryer on a low setting, around the ear, see if that helps. A great way to loosen a was clog, is by using a heating pad. Which, I think is great for sinuses, but also has a thinning ability to thick wax and mucus. Lay down with the clog side on the heating pad, and let your ears open up. Watch the level of the heating pad, so you don’t burn yourself.
If you still have issues with clogs and water, contact your doctor for more options and to make sure the ears are in good working condition.
Cotton swabs have many good uses, but, maybe not the best for the ears, is still a good question.
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By Tia Cristy