How to take care of your ears

We brush our teeth on a daily basis, we protect our skin when we go into the sun. But how should we take care of our ears? For example, never use a Q-tip to remove the excess earwax from your ear canal. With the use of a Q-tip you will only push the excess earwax further into the ear and clog the ear. The wax can even get stuck to the eardrum which will cause the eardrum to stop shaking and reduce your hearing. We advice you to make an appointment with an ENT Doctor (Ear Nose Throat doctor). They will give you an ear shower with a microscope, this is the safest way to have your ears cleaned. The air pressured cleaning method your personal doctor uses is not recommended because it gives to much pressure to your eardrums.

Ask your doctor for a reference to see an ENT doctor so they can clean your ears in a safe and correct way. Until then you can remove any excess ear wax with your little finger. However, keep in mind that a small amount of ear wax is actually a good thing. It protects your ear from water, bacteria, dust and dirt.