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I have been advised not to use cotton buds for cleaning ears as they are harmful. So how can I clean my ears without harming them.

2 Doctors Answered
Take plain cotton without a stick.
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Thanks for your query. While cleaning the ears it is importnet not to push the ear buds too deep into the ear. If you use the ear buds make sure you do not apply too much pressure and clean the external ear superficially. If you feel too much wax has been deposited inside and you have pain or loss of hearing you can use wax softeners available in pharmacy. If you have any further query please ask.
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