Why you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean your ears
"Here's why not: Cotton swabs, hair pins, house keys and toothpicks -- the
many smaller-than-our-elbow-objects we love to put in our ears -- can cause
cuts in our ear canals, perforate our eardrums and dislocate our hearing
bones. And any of these things could lead to hearing loss, dizziness,
ringing or other symptoms of ear injury."
Can it really be that bad?
On Wed, 4 Jan 2017 22:51:31 +0000 (UTC), Lacopo Ferrari
That only occurs of you use a cue stick (for billiards) rather than a
cue tip. (cotton swab). If you put that cue stick in your left ear, and
it comes out the right ear, (or vice versa), you *might* have ear
damage! Go ahead, give it a try!!!
I stopped using cotton swabs cuz they would push some! of my earwax
back up my ear canal. Not a lot, but enough that, over time, I
eventually had a an earwax blockage in my ear. Painful to remove.
I figure if I can't remove excess earwax with my finger, it'll fall
out by itself. I do use the "cuticle" blade on my Victorinox Swiss
Army knife, but only rarely and carefully. Easy to scratch the ear.
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