As told by Dr Rajesh Bhardwaj to Arjun Bisht
How do I clean my ears?
“You can put anything into your ears to clean them as long it is bigger than your elbow!” Yes, it’s true – your ears do not requires cleaning. Wax is a protective secretion of the ear canal and does not need to be removed.
Is it OK to put oil etc in my ears ?
NO. Avoid putting oil or any other non prescription substance into your ear. In a tropical country like India this is likely to lead to a serious fungal infection.
Is it OK to listen to MP3 player with headphones?
Avoid listening to MP3 players etc (with head phones ) at very high volumes for prolonged intervals – these likely to damage your hearing. If you cannot hear conversation around you while listening to the music , it may be advisable to reduce the volume.