That annoying ear wax that can build up and interfeer with the ability to hear properly maybe doing more good than bad according to guidelines released by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF)
In case you did not know, ear wax may have some benefits, when it comes to protecting the ear.
Ear wax is formed by a combination of secretions from glands that line the ear, little bits of hair and skin cells. It acts as a cleaning agent, which also protects the sensative part of the ear canal.
The new guidelines released are aimed at teaching us how to properly clean our ears, and when removing wax is recommended vurses when it is not recommended.
The new guidelines suggest that you not attempt to remove ear wax by yourself, due to its beneficial qualities for the ear.
They say that excessive ear wax will automatically exit the ear by the simple movement of the jaw.
In rare cases when a person’s ear becomes impacted with wax resulging in itching and pain, then it is recommended that they go to a doctor who has the necessary medical tools to safely clean out the ear.
People with hearing aids are also strongly recommended to often be checked for the build up of wax, which can interfeer with the function of the little hearing device.
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