Back Off! Leave the Earwax Alone

Back Off! Leave the Earwax Alone

Mining for gold is not always a good idea

The gooey, golden stuff that builds up inside your ears should stay there, according to national guidelines on earwax removal released today.

“Earwax is not intrinsically evil stuff, and consequently does not have to be removed merely because it’s present,” said Peter Roland, an ear, nose and throat doctor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. “In fact, it serves a function and so if you don’t need to take it out, you should just leave it alone.”

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