It is a normal hygienic health procedure to clean our once every few however not all of us know that
Earwax has a protective function and can indicate the state of our health
With the help of a Q-tip, you can check the color of your earwax in this video we will explain what it means, but before we start what exactly do you know the human ear
An important body part allows people to hear what’s going on around them, but also much more also ears much cleaner than you have probably thought, earwax is not a body waste to get rid of regularly quite the contrary, it’s a kind of protection it keeps the ear canal lubricated therefore prevents the ears from itching.
Moreover, it prevents different pollutants from entering the inner ear
Even more surprisingly, this substance has antibacterial properties our body is a clever mechanism
Did you know that when we chew the movement pushes earwax to the outer part of the ear this way your ears self-clean
Let’s see how earwax can indicate the state of your health
Earwax of a gray color
If your earwax is gray without any other symptoms there is nothing to worry about it may look pretty unusual and scary, but it is probably just dust this color of earwax is a regular thing for city dwellers because the air in cities is rather polluted if you notice such a color your earwax succeeds in protecting your inner ear from anything that isn’t supposed to enter the ear canal .
But if along with the wax of such color you feel itchiness have dry of cracking skin inside the ear canal there is a threat of seborrheic eczema visit your doctor immediately
Earwax with traces of blood
Older earwax can look darker having an appearance similar to blood, if you notice traces of real blood when cleaning your ears it can indicate that your eardrum is perforated it’s already a serious ground for concern.
The eardrum functions as a natural barrier that prevents germs and bacteria from entering your inner ear bacteria from entering your inner ear in case of its damage your ears can be affected by infections
Which can lead to otitis and consequently to the worsening of your hearing?
That is why it is better to visit a doctor and take some precautions
In such a situation, there’s no reason to panic eardrum with a rupture heals on its own perfectly well.
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