The Gross πŸ˜– Truth of What Your Earwax πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Says about Your Health πŸ€’ ...

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Fair warning: It's about to get real in here.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of things you can learn about your health simply by taking a look at what's in your ears πŸ‘‚πŸΌ.

Looking at your earwax may make you squeamish but it has serious benefits.

For starters, it keeps our ears clean, moisturized and protects them from dust and bacteria.

The list goes on.

When I was younger, I used to clean my ears by inserting a cotton swab and trying to get rid of whatever was there.

But that's actually a surefire to get a major infection, not stop it.2

Whether it's dry, watery, flaky or green, here's how you can tell what's *really* going on with your body.

1. If It Has a Really Bad Odor

As gross as it may be, your earwax should be odorless.2

If you notice a strong smell 🐽 coming from your ears, there is a chance that you may have an ear πŸ‘‚ infection.

To be safe, it's important to get your ears checked out the next time you visit your doctor.

2. If It's Super Flaky and Breaks off

There are two possible reasons for why your earwax is flaky.

The first one is that you may have eczema.

A lot of people don't realize that it's totally possible to have eczema in your ears;

it's actually pretty common.

The flaky texture can also be a natural symptom of getting older.

3. If It Feels like Something is Stuck in Your Ear

Contrary to popular belief, using cotton swabs to clean your ears actually does more harm than goodβ€”depending on how you do it.

In fact, sticking anything in your ear πŸ‘‚ ends up pushing your earwax further into your canal, which is why you may feel like something is blocking your ears.

The best way to clean 🚿 your ears is to either wipe the outside of your ear with a wet πŸ’¦ towel or gently swipe a cotton swab WITHOUT inserting it into your ear canal.

If It's Really Dry and Brittle
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