Tinnitus ear wax[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On October 11, 2009 Under Tinnitus
The Tinnitus Ear Wax Info We All Need
Did you know that ear wax is actually good for you? Many people aren’t aware of the important role that ear wax plays in ear health. Some people think that ear wax is a bad thing or a dirty thing that needs to be cleaned out or gotten rid of. But this isn’t true.
There are many different ways that ear wax works for your body and protects your ears and your hearing. For example, ear wax helps protect you from water in your ears. When you’re swimming or when you take a shower, ear wax works to make the water bead up and move out of the ear, away from the eardrum so it does not cause damage.
Ear wax also helps prevent fungal growth in the ears and without it, we would not be able to prevent ear infections. Basically, ear wax is a type of self-cleaning and protection system that the body produces. Most people won’t need any type of treatment to clean their ears from ear wax.
The wax will work its way to the outside of the ear and come off in normal showers and cleanings. While there are some people who make more ear wax than others, the average person will not even notice the ear wax. If you do have excess ear wax that builds up outside the ear, you can use a moist warm washcloth to clean it off.
You should never place anything inside the ear, including cotton swabs (Q-tips). These should be used to clean the out ear only and should never be inserted into the ear canal. If you have tinnitus, ear wax is important to help protect your ear and prevent future damage that can occur. If you believe that you might have excess ear wax that is uncomfortable or presenting a problem, talk to an ear specialist about possible removal options.