How to pop your ears. The ears are itchy, and many people will habitually dig it out with cotton swabs or ear picks, which feel very comfortable. However, experts from the Department of Otolaryngology at the Department of Medicine of the University of Japan warned that ear removal is a dangerous job. Frequent removal, incorrect use of tools, or poor strength control can easily damage the tympanic membrane. Experts say that science requires skill.
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What is Earwax? How to pop your ears
Earwax (called “cerumen” in medicine) is the secretion of the cartilage skin of the external auditory canal. It protects the skin of the external auditory canal and adheres to foreign objects. It will fall off part of it as people chew, speak or yawn. Earwax contains immunoglobulin A, which can inhibit the growth of bacteria in the ear canal. If there is no earwax at all, it will quickly lead to infection, leading to external auditory canal eczema or external otitis. In addition to preventing the growth of bacteria, earwax can also act as a barrier to prevent small insects from entering the ear canal and prevent accidental tympanic membrane damage.
On the contrary, excessive ear picking can damage the tympanic membrane or push earwax deep into the ear canal to cause “earwax embolism” and cause hearing impairment. It will also over-stimulate the sebaceous glands, resulting in excessive oil secretion, making earwax more and more digging out.
Therefore, don’t pick your ears too frequently, just once a month, no more than once every two weeks. It is best to use cotton swabs instead of metal or plastic ear picks. The texture is complex, the skin of the external ear canal is relatively delicate, and there is less subcutaneous tissue. It is easy to be scratched and cause ulceration and infection. The specific method is: gently pull the head of the cotton swab. To prevent the ear canal from being wounded by the cotton swab that is too tightly wound. And then use it to draw a circle along the external auditory canal with the ears facing down. The force should be gentle, and the depth should not exceed 1 cm.
In addition, the nails are easy to hide bacteria. Usually, it is best not to use your fingers to dig your ears.
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