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Eew, Earwax: To Clean or Not to Clean It Out

Posted on 10/16/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhat is it with our obsession with earwax? We pick, prod, dig, candle, irrigate, swab and vac it out, sometimes with harmful results. A fascinating story in the Wall Street Journal today has an earful of stunning facts, including: Some 12 million Americans visit medical professionals annually for earwax removal. Millions more have it done at spas and ear-candling parlors, which theoretically suck out earwax with a lighted candle. North Americans also spent $63 million last year on home ear-cleaning …