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Is it safe to pick out ear waxes?
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Ear Wax
Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage.
The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps!

In brief: Ear Wax
Ear wax is the ears natural way of protecting the skin of the ear canal from infection and other types of damage.
The wax actually has a natural pH (acidity) that prevents bacteria and fungus from growing in the ear canal. If you scrape the wax away and leave the skin uncovered, then you are at a higher likelihood of getting and external ear infection which can be quite painful. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
An ENT doc will tell you to not put anything bigger than the tip of your finger into your ear.

In brief: No
An ENT doc will tell you to not put anything bigger than the tip of your finger into your ear.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Guidelines
http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-care

In brief: Guidelines
http://www.entnet.org/content/earwax-and-care
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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