Ears, being highly sensitive, may tempt us to clean them with cotton buds or similar tools. However, such practices can be harmful. Instead of effectively removing ear wax, cotton buds tend to push it deeper towards the eardrum. Unfortunately, this approach leads to numerous cases where eardrums are ruptured or perforated due to the insertion of cotton buds. This not only complicates the earwax removal process but also poses a significant risk to hearing. It’s crucial to remember that nothing smaller than an elbow should enter the ear. Qualified specialists should exclusively handle earwax removal to prevent any potential lasting damage.