Learn about the benefits of earwax and the correct way to clean it


The Saudi Ministry of Health stated on its Twitter account, “Live Health,” that earwax has many benefits, including the following: Preventing dust and germs from entering the ear, and softening the ear canal, according to what the Ajel newspaper reported.

The Ministry of Health advised the correct methods of cleaning it, warning against the use of solid materials in cleaning, and also advised to avoid cleaning the ear with ear stick and solid materials because this method of cleaning pushes the wax into the canal. What causes its accumulation and leads to difficulty hearing, explaining that most cases of earwax blockage can be treated at home by wiping the ear with a cloth, or using the following materials to soften the wax: baby oil, glycerin or water.


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