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Can use of cotton swabs to clean our ears lead to problems?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Cleaning ears

Using cotton swabs to ear canals can lead to perforated ear drum or inflammation of the ear canal (otitis externa).
Better to use an otc ear wax removal product (follow instructions) or see your pcp if you have wax build-up problems.

In brief: Cleaning ears

Using cotton swabs to ear canals can lead to perforated ear drum or inflammation of the ear canal (otitis externa).
Better to use an otc ear wax removal product (follow instructions) or see your pcp if you have wax build-up problems.
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