The ear is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. It is so sensitive that even the slightest itch or irritation in it can bother you. In fact, at one point or another, we all must have felt that itchy ears make us leave all work. And we just sit down with earplugs in hand.
We all feel that if there is itching due to ear wax, then it can be overcome with the help of ear plugs. But it is not, ear bud can also increase the itching in your ear. We all consciously use earplugs to remove earwax, but this can prove to be harmful to the ear. So know what is the right way to clean your ears (How to Clean Your Years).
This time we spoke to Dr Shruti Manjunath, Consultant ENT and Allergy Specialist at Apollo Clinic, Indiranagar, Bangalore to know more. Tell us from them what can be the side effects of using earplugs.
So why not use cochlea to clean the ears
1. Cause infection
Ear buds make the ears vulnerable to bacterial and fungal infections. Apart from this, the fibers in Q-tips can also cause fungal pathogens.
2. Ear damage
The ear canal is not straight. Therefore, repeated use of earplugs can cause irritation in the ears. In addition, there is a risk of injury.
3. Deepens earwax
Cotton swabs can push the wax deeper because the size of the buds does not leave much room for the wax to come out of the ear canal. This can lead to wax build-up.
So know what is the right way to clean the ears
put oil in the ears
Even in the old days, lukewarm oil was often poured into the ears to clean the ears. Instead of using lots of cotton buds, put coconut or mustard oil in the ears when warm.
Just a drop or two is enough to put the oil in the ear. So just put oil in the ear and after a while clean the ear lightly with a clean cloth. This is also a good way to remove dirt from the ear. It will also reduce any kind of itching. Infection will also disappear.
In addition to this, you can also have your ear cleaned by visiting an ENT doctor every 2-3 months.