Q-tips were never intended for use in the ears. The Q-tip box clearly states that they are not to be used for that purpose. Nonetheless, some people use them to clean their ears. This is a dangerous practice that can lead to serious injury.
Why Shouldn’t I Use a Q-Tip to Clean My Ears?
- Using a Q-tip can puncture the eardrum, which may result in the need for surgery.
- If you touch the eardrum, you also put pressure on the hammer, anvil, and stirrup underneath, potentially causing damage.
- Putting too much pressure on these small bones can cause problems with hearing and balance.
- Q-tips can damage the skin of the ear canal, potentially leading to irritation and infection.
- Ears are self-cleaning and do not need to be scrubbed with a Q-tip or anything else.
- Earwax normally coats the ear canal and protects it against infection—rubbing it away with a Q-tip reduces that protection.
What Are My Options for Cleaning My Ears?
Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer is an ear moisturizing solution developed by Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialists in Southern California. It is a safe, non-drug formula combining natural oat and aloe extracts with a blend of rich emollients. Unlike ordinary ear products, Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer is a lipid (oil) restorative solution that is both fragrance and alcohol free, making it safe for sensitive, tender ears and for hearing aid wearers. It helps maintain normal pH as well as the normal flow of earwax.
Who Can Use Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer?
Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer may provide relief for a variety of ear problems, including the following:
People with sensitive ears: The gentle moisturizing and pH restoration provided by Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer can bring welcome relief and protection to people whose ears are easily irritated.
Hearing aid users: Hearing aid users often experience dry, irritated ears due to blockage by the hearing aid, causing trapped water and excessive wax. Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer helps soothe irritated ears and restores normal wax circulation in hearing aid wearers.
People with very dry wax and ear skin: Very dry wax can be difficult to remove and may build up over time. Very dry ear skin may become irritated or infected. Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer can help soften dry wax so that it can be removed more easily and may help to prevent buildup. The rich emollient formulation moisturizes dry ear skin, relieving discomfort, and can also help to restore the normal flow of earwax and normal pH. Regular use can help to prevent excess dryness in the future.
Swimmers, surfers, and divers: People involved in aquatic activities may experience pain and irritation from water trapped in their ears. Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer can help relieve this discomfort. Regular use can also protect the ears from the effects of future water exposure.
People with small ear canals: Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer softens earwax for people with narrow ear canals, such as people with Down syndrome.
Infants: Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer is safe for all ages, even those with the most sensitive ears.
Try Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer today and clean your ears the safe way.
YW Doctors Laboratories was founded by board-certified Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists—Dr. Nina Yoshpe and Dr. Ayal Willner. The company is a developer and manufacturer of specialized products formulated to provide exceptionally safe and effective remedies for common health problems. Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer is a gentle yet effective all-natural product formulated to soothe ear irritation from a variety of causes. For more information, please visit our website at www.comfortear.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.