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Ear Wax: Ears, Nose and Throat Fact or Fiction

By June 26, 2010 Hearing Loss

Ear Wax

Cotton swabs are a safe and easy way to clean wax from inside your ears.

Fiction!

Remember, never stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear! When you insert cotton-tipped applicators or tissues in your ear, the wax is just pushed deeper into the ear canal. When wax begins to block your ears (and hearing), seek medical advice. Your doctor may remove the wax, or suggest special wax-softening ear drops.