Earwax is a normal, healthy substance with a number of functions. It cleans, lubricates and protects the lining of your ear by trapping dirt and repelling water. It usually breaks down naturally and falls out of the ears in tiny flakes.
Earwax can sometimes cause a problem if it builds up. This can cause discomfort, a sensation of fullness, some loss of hearing or if you wear a hearing aid, some whistling.
Did You Know
- Ears need wax for protection, it also destroys bacteria.
- If you suffer from excess/dry wax; using olive oil once or twice a week can help the ear clean itself.
- DO NOT use cotton buds/hairgrips, etc, in your ear canal as these can damage the delicate skin of the ear canal and even perforate the ear drum.