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By Mark Brown MD, FACS
January 24, 2017
Category: Healthcare
Tags: Audiologist   ENT   hearing loss   austin   QTips   Ear Wax  

Q Tips are bad!

            Somebody finally confirmed what ENT’s and audiologists have been telling you all along. Quit cleaning your ears. That wax is not Q-tips: You Put Them in Your Ears, Even When We Tell You Not To“dirty” but is important to your ear canal skin. It helps the ear canal stay healthy, repels bacterial invaders, and filters our dust and dirt that might otherwise get stuck in there. I know, it feels REALLY good. But you are more likely to cause a problem than solve one with a Q-Tip (apologies to Johnson and Johnson).

Check out the USA Today article here. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/01/05/now-hear-stop-cleaning-your-ears/96193598/

 

Mark Brown, MD, FACS