Friday, 20 January 2017

The ear and how to maintain it

The ear and how to maintain itThe body produces earwax (or "cerumen"to clean and protect ears. The wax collects dirt, dust and other matter, preventing them from getting farther into the ear."There is an inclination for people to want to clean their ears because they believe earwax is an indication of uncleanliness. This misinformation leads to unsafe ear health
habits," Everyday activities like moving your jaw and chewing help new earwax push old earwax to the ear opening where it flakes off or is washed

off during bathing. This is a normal continual process, but sometimes this self-cleaning process fails. The result: a buildup of wax that can partly or fully block the ear canal.

[i]"Patients often think that they are preventing earwax from building up by cleaning out their ears with cotton swabs, paper clips, ear candles, or any number of unimaginable things that people put in their ears,"

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style="line-height: 115%;">"The problem is that this effort to eliminate earwax is only creating further issues because the earwax is just getting pushed down and impacted farther into the ear canal,".
"Anything that fits in the ear could cause serious harm to the ear drum and canal with the potential for temporary or even permanent damage,"

The guidelines, published Jan. 3 in the journal Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery, state that excessive cleaning may irritate the ear canal, cause infection and even increase the chances of wax buildup, or cerumen impaction.

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The new guidelines offer some tips on how to protect your ears:

1. Don't overdo it when cleaning your ears. Overcleaning can irritate the ear canal and possibly cause an infection.
2. Don't stick things in your ear. Cotton swabs, hair pins and toothpicks can cause a cut in the ear canal, a hole in the eardrum, and/or dislocation of the hearing bones, causing problems including hearing loss, dizziness and ringing.
3. Never use "ear candles." The guidelines say there is no evidence that this alternative medicine 

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practice can remove impacted earwax. And so-called candling might cause serious damage to the ear canal and eardrum.
4. Do seek medical attention if you have hearing loss, ear fullness, drainage, bleeding or ear pain.
5. Do consult your medical provider to find out if you can treat cerumen impaction at home. Certain medical or ear conditions make some treatments unsafe, the authors of the guidelines explained.

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