Although we are one of the most used for personal hygiene items, cottons buds can actually do more harm than good. What happens is that we use cotton swabs to remove ear wax and debris, but in doing so, we do ourselves more harm than good. Using cotton swabs, especially in the wrong way, it can cause some serious problems such as blocking of infections of the ear canal or ear.
People sometimes resort to ear cleaning methods, different from cotton swabs, which can also be very dangerous. According to Dr. David Gill, an American pediatrician, ear wax should never be removed by force. Also recommends the use of more efficient methods instead. One such method is the use of oil for removal of earwax.
If you’re dealing with wax buildup in the ear, first thing you do is smooth with a little oil. To do this, take a small piece of cotton in a little oil then gently insert it in the ear, but do not push too deep. What you do then is to shake his head slightly (as it does when it comes to remove water from the ears after swimming) for earwax slides into the ear opening. 2-3 minutes later, dropping a few drops of oil into the ear.
If you find this ineffective method, Dr. David suggests wash your ears with a mixture of equal amounts of vinegar and alcohol.