|Posted on June 21, 2010 at 5:55 PM|
By Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, ENT Specialist Bangalore
Ear Buds and You
Ear buds[ Q tips] are not meant to be used within the ear canal though many people do not know this.
When we use ear buds we push wax deep into the ear canal and it can accumulate.
Chronic ear bud use can affect the normal ear canal lining and produce various symptoms.
Complications of ear bud use:
Ear wax accumulation- Picture shows wax cast removed from person using ear buds
Otitis externa[outer ear infection]
Ear drum injury
Hearing loss due to injury
Outer ear canal injury
See Artricle on Ear Care tips-Tips for Healthy ears
Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
MBBS MS ENT[AIIMS]
Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgery
Location: BANGALORE:Sadashivnagar,Sahakaranagar,RT Nagar,Hebbal
ENT Specialist Bangalore