Well, not all of us – but most of us use these small cotton buds to clean our ears from dirt and wax. But, the real (ugly) truth is that these cotton buds are doing more harm than good. The medical experts say that if we use these cotton buds all the time, it can cause some serious health problems and it can lead to inflammation or obstruction.
Some people try and use other “cleaning” methods, which can be extremely dangerous sometimes. Have you ever heard of the famous Dr. David Gill? Dr. Gill, who is famous American pediatrician, claims that we shouldn’t remove the wax from the ears by force. He highly recommends that we should use more efficient methods instead.
Dr. Gill says that we all probably already have all the ingredients in our kitchen cabinets. So, if you have problems with earwax buildup, then it’s extremely important for you to soften it with some oil. After that, he says that you need to soak a piece of cotton in some oil and then gently place it in the ear, without pushing. Then, you need to start shaking your head so that the earwax starts moving towards the outer canal, just like when you try to remove the water from your ear after swimming.
Dr. Gill says that after 3 minutes, you need to apply a few drops of oil in your ear. Note: if this method doesn’t work for you, then you should mix equal amounts of vinegar and medicinal alcohol and then wash your ears with this mixture. As we said, don’t use cotton buds anymore, because they can do more harm than good. You should try this natural method instead. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.