New Guidelines Recommend Leaving Your Earwax Alone

August 30, 2008

A new set of national guidelines released by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) have recommended that you leave your earwax alone.Boston (ChattahBox) – A new set of national guidelines released by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) have recommended that you leave your earwax alone.

Earwax is that lovely goo that can buildup in your ear.

Usually, people will try to clean out the goo with the use of their finger, a cotton swab, etc.

This may not be the best thing to do though according to Dr. Peter Roland from the University of Texas Wouthwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Roland acted as the chairman of this panel to look at how to deal with earwax.

These new national guidelines state that the best thing you can do is to leave your earwax alone.

Your earwax can actually help you, as it acts as a lubricant, and also cleans out your ear.

The new national guidelines state that your earwax is cleaned out automatically, with the movement of your jaw and such.

When your earwax is impacted, it can result in symptoms such as pain, itching of the ear, ringing, or hearing loss.

To have your earwax buildup checked, it is best to see a doctor.  This is especially recommended for

These new guideliens are published in the September issue of the Otolarynology – Head and Neck Surgery.


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