What is ear-wax? does it have any side effects? does this happen only in kids or elders as well?

Bhargavi Tirumalesh

ear wax is nothing but d dirt which is inside d ears...all of us have it...v clean it with ear buds right that dirt is only called as ear wax....

Preeti singh

ear wax protets the ear drums. normally it doesn't causes any harm. can be cleaned with earbuds if in excess.

Neha Agarwal

be very careful about cleaning with ear buds btw. very gentle and don't let kids do it themselves

Sweta Nagubandi

Thanks All! Will be careful while cleaning!

Puthyadeth ShaliniMalini Nair

Sweta,my doc told me ,ear bud is used only to clean the grooves of the ears front n back,this should never be inserted into the ears as it pushes the dirt further inside especially in kids as they have smaller ear holes and the parts inside the ear is closer,s he said having wax is good as long as it's not irritating the child and not in excess.

Sweta Nagubandi

Thanks Shalini..its not irritating lo but I was just concerned!

Dr.Aarushi Upadhyay (Thakkar)

ear wax is a protective covering in all human beings , small or adults.. dosent need any cleaning or removal. it's a natural secretion of ear

Aparna Kunde Kowli

Baby's ears to be cleaned only with cotton dipped in warm water. that too external lobes.

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