Just say NO to Q-tip. "do not stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear!" to clean your ears: 1) use household peroxide - place several drops in your ear, let it sit for 10-15 minutes and repeat for the other side. Take a shower and let the water clean out your ears. 2) use over the counter debrox.
Do not use Q tips! Ear wax protects and moisturises the skin of the ear canal, fights infections and protects the ear drum. Washing your hair regularly is enough to keep the ear canals clean, just wipe the outside with a wash cloth. If there is production of excess wax or impaction your doctor can prescribe a medication or remove it with a curette or ear wash. Don't use q-tips as it just impacts the wax more.
Nothing. Ear wax is a natural substance and important for good ear health. It moistens the ear canal skin and has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. The ear canal skin needs healthy wax to be happy. Too many people try to clean the wax with q-tips which just pushes it in or use over the counter drops which just make a mess. If you are concerned make an appointment with an ENT doc to look at you.