Some earwax is good for your ears, so often the best policy is to leave it alone. And a few drops of water may be all you need to get rid of a blockage.

Earwax, a bodily emanation that many of us would rather do without, is actually pretty useful, in small amounts. It’s a natural cleanser as it moves from inside the ear canal outward, gathering dead skin cells, hair, and dirt along the way. Tests have shown that it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. If your ears don’t have enough earwax, they’re likely to feel itchy and uncomfortable.

Avoid Cleaning the Earwax

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Avoid earwax removal with cue tips

The thing that many people do, but shouldn’t, is try to remove the wax with a cotton swab, which tends to push the earwax back into the ear. So, the only reason you’d have an earwax blockage up against your eardrum, is because you tried to clean the ears and pushed the wax in deeper.

Swabbing or inserting pointy objects inside your ear can cause other serious problems such as:

Book an appointment at ΕYiasis medical Centre and have the earwax removed and the ears clinically examined.