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Is It true that I Shouldn’t Use Q-tips To Clean my Ears?

Don't clean your ears with Q-tips

The Answer is YES! You probably should not put anything in your ear that is smaller than your fist. 

In order to understand why you don’t need to swab out your ears, we first need to understand why we have earwax to begin with. That gross gunk, medically known as cerumen, is actually there for protection. The purpose of earwax is to keep your ear canals clean.

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