Learn about how to handle an earwax blockage on your own and when to see a doctor.
All in all, back away from the cotton swab.
If you try to fix an earwax blockage by digging around in your ear with a cotton swab, we understand the urge. But also, you should stop.
According to ear doctors, it’s really not safe to stick cotton swabs (or anything smaller than an elbow) into those precious auditory passageways of yours. Not only could you scratch your delicate ear canal or eardrum, you risk pushing earwax farther into your ear, which could lead to even more wax buildup.
“You really don’t want to do this,” Brad DeSilva, M.D., an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat doctor) at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells SELF.
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