Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Ear wax is not dirt..
Cleaning your ears everyday is bad..

I’m addicted to cleaning my ears, one after taking a bath and one at night after washing.

Sometime in July I feel very itchy in my ear canal, I thought it’s related with my skin asthma. So I just used the Chinese cream that I also used in my finger. But it’s no longer effective, I still feel the itch until September. On 20th, Saturday, it was very very itchy that I can’t resist scratching it with cotton buds. When I removed the cotton buds, I notice a red stain on it. I thought it’s just a simple scratch.

On the 21st, Sunday, it hurts me whenever I open my mouth and chew foods, which lasted until 22nd, Monday. That is when I finally seek the derma to see how it was related to my skin asthma. The derma looked at it and told me to have it check by the ENT as it is already infected and has nana.

I then go to the ENT, the doctor told me that he has to suction my ear because he can’t see it due to the nana. After the procedure, the doctor then explained me that cleaning our ears everyday is not good. Because the ear wax is our protection from the water that comes in when we take bath or go to swimming. With our ear wax, the water just bounces and falls off.  If you do not have ear wax, the water will stay in our ears and that causes fungus to grow.

The doctor advice me to clean ears at least once or twice a month, that is very far from my daily habit!!!  But I have to listen to him or else…

He told me to have a Canesten drop solution 3 times a day for three weeks and then go back to him after.

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