I hear this all the time especially recently when I went to see my ENT (Ear Nose and Throat) doctor. He said to me “you shouldn’t use cotton swab to clean your ears, It keeps pushing the dirt down”. I wasn’t able to respond immediately, he had stuff in my ear which kind of tickled and scared me at the same time
If I wasn’t so distracted, I should have told him, “Doctor can I live my life? Is it possible that I can be great in this life?” What other pleasures can a girl get in this world, no sex, no boyfriend , no kissing now the one thing that comes close to sexual pleasure want to be taken away from me. I’m not really sure I will heed that advice
Instead, I gave him the glare and he said to me “go and do your research, you’ll thank me later.
Even though I know in my mind that cotton swab is bae, I still went online to check how bad the side effect can be. I want to live long please and hear my grandchildren call me ‘nana”
here’s what I found on CNN.com
“Updated clinical guidelines published Tuesday in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery say cotton swab are not appropriate for earwax removal. In fact, information for patients in the guidelines say ‘no’ to putting anything “smaller than your elbow in your ear.”
Regardless, most of I hoard a stash of the soft-tipped paper sticks; they seem so perfectly suited to that dirty job.
Cotton swabs, hair pins, house keys and toothpicks — the many smaller-than-our-elbow-objects we love to put in our ears — can cause cuts in our ear canals, perforate our eardrums and dislocate our hearing bones. And any of these things could lead to hearing loss, dizziness, ringing or other symptoms of ear injury
Instead, most people can just let nature do its job. Our bodies produce earwax to keep our ears lubricated, clean and protected: Dirt, dust and anything else that might enter our ears gets stuck to the wax, which keeps any such particles from moving farther into the ear canal. Our usual jaw motions from talking and chewing, along with skin growth within the canal, typically helps move old earwax from inside to the outside the ear, where it is washed off during bathing”
Well…there are no serious side effects,not like I clean all the way to my eardrums anyway. I will have to continue cleaning my ear after I shower…ain’t nobody got time for that!