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Just like other parts of the body, the ears should be cleaned but there's a right way to go about it (topic for another day).

The ears are delicate and as such great care should be taken when trying to clean them so as not to end up pushing the wax further in which is not good for ears. At some point in time, everyone deals with ear wax which is produced naturally by the body to protect against dirt, bacteria and more but when it becomes too much there is a problem (in some cases a lot of ear wax can cause partial deafness and discomfort).

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Cleaning the ear

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There are four major reasons however to never skip cleaning the ears:

1. To cut down risk of infection as well as damage to the inner canal

When the ear is not cleaned, there is a risk of dirts going all the way inside the inner ear which can cause ear infections which can cause partial or in some cases total deafness.

2. To stop the growth and possible spread of bacteria

With exposure to everyday germs/bacteria, dust, grimes and more the ear should be cleaned regularly to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria which can cause a lot of hearing issues.

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Ears should be cleaned properly to avoid pushing earwax way into the inner ear

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3. To prevent earwax from blocking the ear and inner canal

It's also great to clean the ears regularly to prevent earwax from blocking the inner ear which can become painful over time.

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