According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, you should stop using cotton buds, your finger or any other tool to get rid of earwax in your ear, reports Fox News Magazine.
According to academy’s guidelines for dealing with earwax, earwax should be left alone as much as possible because the wax is as beneficial as nose mucus or eye lashes.
The earwax is important to the ear because it traps dirt, dust and other stuff that might get into your ears.
There’s no reason to get rid of earwax with cotton buds or any other tool because the wax is slowly pushed outward by new skin growth and jaw movement and washed away with normal bathing.
According to Dr Seth Schwartz, wiping away any excess wax when it comes to the outside of the ear is enough to keep it clean.