Children, like adults, naturally produce earwax. While it may be tempting to remove the wax, doing so can damage your child’s ears.
According to Dr. Soham Roy, Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the UT Medical Center in Houston, sticking foreign implements into the ear to remove wax is not only dangerous, but also ineffective.
Although cotton swab cleanings are a standard practice during the pre-bedtime ritual in family bathrooms, using a cotton swab in the ear canal can potentially cause more harm than good.
Sticking that cotton swab in your child's ear risks puncturing their eardrum or causing infection.
Keep reading to see how to properly manage your child's earwax...