The first thing you need to know is that our ears are self-cleaning, this means you don’t have to clean your ears, because our ears cleans itself. Taking proper care of our ears is very essential because our ears plays a vital role in communicating, and we know communication is vital and a continuous process too. One cause of ear infection is excess moisture, it allows bacteria to enter and attack the ear canal.
The ear canal is a passage comprised of bone and skin leading to the eardrum, Excess moisture can enter the ears while bathing or swimming and excessive moisture in the ears can cause swimmer’s ear or other types of ear infections, which can be dangerous for your hearing ability.
To protect your ears, you should ensure you gently towel-dry your ears after bathing or swimming. When you feel water in your ears, tilt your head to the side and tug lightly on the ear lobe to carefully bring the water out. You can also prevent water from entering the ears by using custom-fit swimmers’ earplugs, it helps block water from entering the ears.
Avoid using cotton swabs or cotton buds to clean the wax in your ears , it’s not only normal to have wax in your ears but it’s also very important, because the wax helps stop harmful particles from entering the canal. Inserting objects inside your ears is risky as it can damage sensitive organs like the ear drum.
Stay far away from noisy environments, and if you have to, make sure you put or make use of an ear plug. When listening to music , especially when using earphones ensure the volume of your speaker is not too high as it can damage your ear drum. remember the ears are self-cleaning, to avoid cleaning or inserting objects inside the ears, and if you feel any form of irritation in the ears contact or see your doctor, avoid self-examination, stay healthy