Ear wax secretion must be fluid and regular to allow lubrication, auditory canal protection, and elimination of skin residue to take place. This wax or cerumen protects our precious hearing system by preventing impurities, dust, and genns from entering the ear and attacking the eardrum.
Excess ear wax
An excess of earwax, besides being unsightly, encourages bacterial proliferation, and provokes itching, irritation, and injury resulting from scratching the auditory canal with a fingernail or various objects. Excess earwax encourages infection or recurrent otitis.
Ear wax plugs:
Normally, the ear cleans itself. However, nowadays the ear wax cannot fulfill that natural cleaning function because of pollution, tobacco smoke, heavy dust, paint fumes, hair sprays, loud noises, etc.whose effects mix with the ear wax and hardens it As a result of excessive earwax, as well as improper hygiene habits earwax will gradually harden until it turns into a lump that blocks the canal. This ear wax plug,·whose colours ranges from dark yellow to dark brown, can result in:
- Gradual reduction in hearing
- Itching, buzzing,
- Dizziness, headache
- Loss of balance, etc.
Problem with Qtips
- The Q tips hydrophilic (water absorbing) properties are the main reason for the problems that it may cause: ·
- It dries the auditory canal
- It pushes the earwax all the way down the.auditory canal and
- forms the wax ball
- It decreases and prevents the ear wax secretion, thus
- provoking irritation, itching, ringing in the ears;
- It blocks the orifice of the cerumen glands, and this enables the formation of hard to eliminate pore plugs.