Ear wax – Is Ear wax Removal Necessary?

Ear wax removal in Hyderabad – If you are searching for this term, then this information is for you.

Ear wax: The sebum or oil secreted by the skin inside the ear which along with pigments, long-chain fatty acids, alcohols, squalene, cholesterol and little amount of dead skin cells form ear wax.

What are the Benefits of Ear Wax?

  • Earwax has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that help protect our ears from an ear infection.
  • It acts as a barrier that prevents water and foreign bodies from entering into the ear.
  • Earwax lubricates ear skin, which prevents itching, irritation and even eczema.

Ear wax removal in Hyderabad

Ear wax removal. Is it necessary – What should we do to Clean Wax?

NOTHING, we don’t have to do anything to clean ear wax because it has its normal fluidity due to which it flows outside regularly, in small amounts that we don’t even feel. A majority of the people think that it is necessary to clean the ear and get rid of earwax – therefore, they search for ear wax removal drops, ear wax removal kit, ear wax removal in Hyderabad, other alternative options and so on. They even try some conventional methods of ear wax removal at home – which are unconventional in reality. In general, whatever you do to remove your earwax does more harm to your ear than good.

What are the Causes of Ear Blockage Due to Excessive Wax Formation?

Racial Factor: Asian population has ‘dry wax’ (Less oil component) as compared to Europeans and Americans who have ‘wet wax’ (More oil component). Dry wax can’t flow outside easily as compared to wet wax. Asians are more prone to have excessive ear wax formation.

Narrow Ear Canal: Some patients have narrow ear canal from birth due to which the wax cannot flow outside

Thick and More Hair in Ear Canal: More hairs mean more sebaceous gland leading to more wax formation.

Excessive Use of Ear Phones or Ear Plugs

Hearing Aids Use – accumulates dust and other particles that aid in the accumulation of earwax.

Ear Bud Use: The cotton of earbuds absorbs oil inside the ear decreasing the fluidity of wax, making it prone to accumulation inside the ear. The second reason is that earbuds push the wax further deep inside the ear – which results in more wax accumulation and disruption of normal flow of wax outside the ear.

Chewing: The movement of the temporomandibular joint pushes wax outside the ear. Kids, elderly people and patients with a debilitating disease that make them eat semisolid/liquid diet, have a tendency to accumulate wax inside their ears.

Ear Washing: Washing ears with shampoo or any strong face wash, soap or body wash disrupts the normal “PH” of the ear affecting quality and quantity of wax.

Lifestyle: Unhealthy lifestyle or irregular eating habits or eating more acidic foods, irregular and long sleeping hours, lack of exercise, dehydration; all these bad habits affect body “PH” with a huge impact on quality & quantity of wax.

What are the Symptoms of Excessive Ear Wax?

  • Heaviness in ear
  • Decreased hearing
  • Ringing sensation in-ear (Tinnitus)
  • Itching or irritation in the ear
  • Sometimes pain

What Can we do to Prevent Wax Blocking our Ears?

Ear Buds: Avoid using earbuds. You don’t need earbuds as wax keeps on flowing outside the ear every day, in small proportions that we don’t even feel. The more earbuds you use, the more dryness, itching, irritation, clogging of ears with wax, ear infections or eczematous changes in your ear skin you have.

Ear Phones: Avoid earphones instead of use headphones.

Hearing Aids: People using hearing aids should come for regular ENT check-ups and also get regular servicing & cleaning of hearing aids done by professionals.

Chewing: Chew food properly and consciously try to eat from both sides. (Usually, People have a tendency to chew from one side more as compared to the other side).

Ear Washing: Don’t wash your ears with any soap, shampoo, face wash or body wash. Wash your ears with plain water but prevent water from going inside the ear.

Lifestyle: Have regular and healthy food and sleeping habits to maintain the healthy PH of the body which will definitely have a good impact on the wax.

If you think that you have excessive ear wax build-up in your ears and if you are searching for an ENT specialist who is an expert in ear wax removal in Hyderabad, then meet Dr Neetu once.

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