Cleaning your ears is an essential part of your personal hygiene routine. But if you’re not careful, you could end up doing more harm than good. Here are some tips for cleaning your ears safely and effectively:
Use a gentle cleanser:
You can use a solution of equal parts water and vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or rubbing alcohol to clean your ears. However, avoid using soap or shampoo, as these can dry out your ear canal and cause irritation.
Soften the earwax:
Before you begin cleaning your ears, soften the earwax by using a few drops of mineral oil, baby oil, or glycerin. Leave the oil in your ear for a few minutes to help loosen the earwax.
Use a gentle tool:
Cotton swabs, hairpins, and other small objects should not be used to clean your ears, as they can push the earwax further into the ear canal and cause damage. Instead, use a soft washcloth or a rubber bulb syringe to gently clean the outer ear.
Don’t go too deep:
Be careful not to insert any objects too deep into your ear canal, as this can damage your eardrum. Only clean the outer part of your ear, and avoid inserting anything into the ear canal.
See a doctor if necessary:
If you experience any pain, itching, or discharge from your ears, or if you have a history of ear problems, it’s best to see a doctor. They can help determine the cause of your symptoms and provide appropriate treatment.
In conclusion, cleaning your ears is an important part of personal hygiene, but it’s important to do it safely and effectively. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your ears stay clean and healthy.
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Some of the common conditions treated by the ENT surgeon are hearing loss, tonsillitis, and nasal polyps. The cochlear implant helps bypass the damaged ear and also stimulates the auditory nerve. “Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of your tonsils and is performed if there is a frequent occurrence of tonsillitis.”
Dr. Vivek Kumar Pathak
MBBS, MS ( ENT Specialist)Consultant ENT at Kailash Hospital, Greater Noida, U.P., India
ENT Surgeon – Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida
ENT Surgeon at Doxtreat Healthcare, Noida Sector- 20
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