Chances are, we’re all guilty of the notorious cotton-swab-clean, attempting to remove unwanted earwax or simply dry the ear canal. However, this method of earwax removal is actually very harmful to the ear, and could lead to a host of other challenges for ear health and wellness.
With the smallest bones in the human body residing right behind our ears, they can be broken simply by using a mere cotton swab.
In fact, this is one of the most dangerous ways to clean your ears! Not only is it ineffective (it pushes wax into the ear instead of pulling it out), but it can also damage your ear in more ways than one.
Here are just a few reasons we recommend laying off the cotton-swab-clean for your ear cleaning needs...