Can You Over-clean Your Ears?

It’s very tempting to clean out your ears each day due to the discomfort of earwax. However, this may actually be damaging. The ear has systems in place to clean itself and protect against bacteria. Over-cleaning is both unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

closeup of woman cleaning her ear with a Q-tipHow Can Someone “Over-clean” Their Ears?

The most common way to over-clean your ears is with Q-tips. Although the box clearly states that Q-tips are not intended to clean ears, people have been using them for that purpose for decades. This could potentially damage your ear canals and eardrums.

Side Effects of Over-cleaning Your Ears

When you do this each day, you may start to notice:

  • Ear soreness deep in the canal
  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Ear infections

Solutions to Over-cleaning Your Ears

Instead of wiping the inside of your ear each day, use a few drops of Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer. Its alcohol and drug free formulation moisturizes the ear canal skin and softens earwax so it’s less likely to build up excessively.

The bottom line is that, in general, earwax is good, and cleaning your ears too much can be a bad thing. For more information about using Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer and cleaning your ears in a safe way see All About Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer.

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