The American Academy of Otolaryngology (ENT surgeons) has come out with guidelines in dealing with earwax (cerumen). Cotton swabs like “Q-Tips” are tempting tools to remove wax. But the guidelines are clear:
Most cleaning attempts merely push the wax deeper into the ear canal, causing a blockage.
Read the earwax guidelines here.
Read a prior post regarding earwax on The PediaBlog here.