Why you mustn’t clean your ears with cotton swabs

It is widely believed that our ears require as deep and as frequent a cleaning as possible. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth! You should only clean the outer (visible) part of the ear cavity — and only with the help of a moist piece of cotton. And another important thing — you shouldn’t clean any deeper than you would with a finger!

Today, Bright Side presents you with a series of pictures that will help you to visualize the harmful effects of cleaning your ears with cotton swabs.

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