Top four ways to keep your ears clean

When it comes to hygiene, often times we forget the fact that our ears need special care too along with the body. Our ears are more vulnerable to catch a lot of dirt and sweat. Hence it is very essential to clean them regularly. Before we get into the details of ear health, let us talk about ear wax. Ear wax acts as a natural protector for the ear. It protects against fungal infections, viruses and bacteria. It lubricates the inside ear canal to keep it healthy. On the other hand, if the ear wax is build up in excess levels, it leads to various issues. Hence in order to avoid these complications, you must clean your ear well.

Tips to clean well-

1. Buy earwax softener drops- These earwax softer drops soften and lubricate the earwax. Place the mentioned number of drops in your ear, wait for sometime and then rinse your ear. These earwax softener drops are available in pharmacies. However before using this solution, you must consult a doctor.

2. Clean with water and soap- The best way to clean your ears and drain out the excess earwax is to wash the ears in shower using a mild soap and some warm water.

3. Avoid sharp objects, or Q-tips- Inserting things like cotton swabs  or bobby pins is not a good habit, as these will push the wax deep into the ear canal. This will cause further damage to your ears and in some cases can cause infection too. Hence you must refrain from using sharp objects, and also excessive usage of Q-tips.

4. Clean your extra piercings- For those of you who have additional piercings must clean your earrings and earlobes using soap or rubbing alcohol.

-Akhila kakarala
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