There is so much information on the internet on the do’s and don’ts of cleaning your ears. Some sources suggest not to use cotton ear buds to clean your ear while others say cotton buds are okay to use as long as they aren’t inserted too deep into the ear.
So which side of the argument actually holds merit?
Using earbuds, or Q-tips to clean the ear is an extremely common practice. ‘Do not use earbuds/Q-tips to clean your ears’ is advice that is often ignored by all despite knowing that it could harm the ears. You may feel that you are cleaning your ears by using earbuds, but what you may be doing is pushing the earwax further deep into your ear canal.