Can cotton swabs cause ear infections?

Are cotton swabs bad for your ears?

Yes, cotton swabs can cause infection in the ears. Most people use cotton swabs to clean their ears. Your intention may only to get earwax out, but you probably pack the swab deeper in the ear which may block your ears with earwax and can make you feel itchy. It can also interfere with your hearing. If your ear is fully blocked with the earwax, you can get tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear).

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Earwax can be uncomfortable and annoying if you have an ear blockage. But using Q-tips for cleaning ears is not a good idea because due to its shape, it isn’t actually doing much to remove earwax. You damage your ears instead as it pushes the hardened wax farther into your ear canal which can damage your eardrum causing hearing loss.

Cotton swabs(Q-tips) should only be used in the outermost part of the ear that too with full care as ear canal and eardrum are both very sensitive areas with thin layers of skin cells. These sensitive areas can be easily injured by the Q-tips. Generally speaking, the ear canal is self-cleaning.

Ear infection due to Q-tips

Earwax is very beneficial for the ears and you should know how to remove earwax properly. If you are facing any problem in your ears either because of earwax buildup or an infection, you should consult ENT specialist.

ENT physician is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats disorders of the head and neck, including particularly the ears, nose, and throat(ENT). ENT doctors are also called Otolaryngologists.

Besides cotton swab, you should not put something into the ears because they can prove to be very dangerous for your ears.

You can purchase the latest hearing aids at a fair price through HearingSol, If you need more information or you have a query about Cotton Swabs Cause Ear Infections or Hearing Loss, just give us a call on +91-9899437202. We are always here to help you.

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