Using Q-tips® to clean the inside of your ears can be extremely dangerous. Yet despite clinical warnings against it, many Americans admit to using cotton swabs to clean their ears (and their children's ears) to remove ear wax.
The reality is Q-tips were never designed for this purpose. Nowhere on its packaging does it recommend using them for ear cleanings.
If you're using cotton swabs to remove ear wax, it's time to reconsider. In this article, we'll shed light on the potential risks of this method and highlight the benefits of scheduling a professional ear cleaning for clogged ears.