How To Avoid The Bad Habit Of Dependency Using Cotton Bud?
Good night. So I have a problem with my sense of hearing especially with the right ear. Initially started when I was a teenager, I have a habit of prying ears with u003cem u003ecotton bud u003c / em u003e even though what I actually realized was that my ears had no dirt. but the habit turned into a dependency where I could not escape and far from it when I felt a slight itch in the cavity in my ear. this habit is actually already very disturbing and until finally I experience decreased hearing ability especially in the left ear. the symptom that I feel because of this habit is, the first every time itching in both ears is unbearable I always look for u003cem u003ecotton bud u003c / em u003e or other objects to pry into the ear, the second my hearing begins to experience a decreased ability to capturing sound when talking with others, furthermore this is compounded when my ears emit a clear, slightly yellowish-colored liquid and sometimes the sound that I listen to for a while echoes in the inner ear like I’m using u003cem u003eheadset / earphones u003c / em u003e. so, the question of my health problem is, how to stop the habit of prying ears with u003cem u003ecotton bud u003c / em u003e or other objects especially those that have become severe dependence for years? How do I overcome the problem of hearing loss in my left ear? and finally, is it safe if I use u003cem u003eear wax candle u003c / em u003e?
Hello Mr. Dayat! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Cleaning the ears using cotton buds or other objects that are inserted into the ear can jeopardize hearing function. In general, the ear does secrete a liquid called cerumen. Serumen functions to kill bacteria and maintain ear hygiene. This liquid will come out by itself and only a few. Cleaning the ears using cotton buds or other objects actually push the cerumen that will come out into more and more into the ear and mix with dead skin in the ear canal area. As a result, cerumen can harden and clog the ear canal, so that hearing function decreases. Not only that, the use of cotton buds or other objects can also hurt the eardrum, so that damage to the eardrum can occur and hearing loss. An echoing sound indicates damage to your external ear or middle ear. If hearing loss has occurred, you should come to the ENT doctor to be examined and given special treatment. To reduce your bad habits, try to consciously stop it. Remember that your ears can clean themselves without the need for matches. You may still clean the area of the auricle, but it cannot enter the ear canal. The use of ear candles is not recommended. As I mentioned earlier, the ear can clean itself and if there is hearing loss or discharge from the ear, you should see an ENT doctor.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.