Why do I get wax in my ears?

In this case, gross is good! Your ear canal secretes this waxy stuff to collect and clear out other crud: dust, dirt, and germs. Eventually the wax, along with its nasty cargo, works its way out of your ear canal.

Some people are prone to produce too much earwax. Still, excess wax doesn’t automatically lead to blockage. In fact, the most common cause of earwax blockage is at-home removal. Using cotton swabs, bobby pins, or other objects in your ear canal can also push wax deeper, creating a blockage.

You’re also more likely to have wax buildup if you frequently use earphones. They can inadvertently prevent earwax from coming out of the ear canals and cause blockages.


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