Ear wax, medically known as cerumen, is secreted by the wax glands situated in the external ear canal. Its primary duty is to protect the ear from dust, water, small insects bacteria, fungi, and other foreign elements. However, accumulation of too much wax in the ears can lead to earwax impaction, a condition that can produce symptoms like brief loss of hearing, a sensation of fullness in the ear, pain, and inner ear pressure and the consequent tinnitus or a ringing sound in the ear. Moreover, excessive wax in the ear may facilitate infection by entrapping bacteria in the ear.

You should not use candles, cotton swabs, Q-tip, or any other pointed objects to clean your ears in order to avoid damage to eardrum. There are a few safe home…



Source by Dr Easton Patrick