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Now hear this: Don’t remove earwax – Health care- msnbc.com

There’s a reason for the goo. Earwax is a self-cleaning agent, with protective, lubricating and antibacterial properties, doctors say.

That’s why tiny glands in the outer ear canal constantly pump out a watery substance, which gets mixed with bits of dead hair and skin and together is called earwax or cerumen. Excess earwax normally treks slowly out of the ear canal, with an extra boost from chewing and other jaw movements, carrying with it dirt, dust and other small particles from the ear canal. Then, dried-up clumps of the stuff fall out of the ear opening. 

Yep guys it is official leave that ear wax alone, it serves a purpose there.

Now hear this: Don’t remove earwax – Health care- msnbc.com

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2 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    About 10 years ago, my doctor recommended that I get rid of it–she said I had too much–I used an ear wax removal kit, over the counter! 🙂

  2. Floyd says:

    I had to do that about 8 years ago now I worked in an industrial environment where lots of dust, etc. was around. This is actually the first study I read about it being useful in the control of bacteria, etc. Thanks for dropping over B.

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