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.