Don’t use cotton buds to remove ear wax – heard this before? The use of cotton buds push the wax towards the ear drum and cause more problems, making it difficult to remove. The lining of the ear is very difficult and can be easily damaged so nothing should ever be ‘poked down there’.
Removal is only necessary when you develop large amounts of earwax, which make your ears feel blocked. Too much earwax can develop due to a very narrow or abnormally shaped ear canal, frequent use of earplugs, cleaning with cotton buds or other unknown reasons.