7 Things You Need To Know About Hygiene and Ear Health

Without ears, you cannot hear any sound. The balance of the body can also be disrupted if your ears are not functioning properly. That is why the ears become senses that are very important to maintain their cleanliness and health. So that you better understand what things you should do and avoid so that ear health is maintained, see the following review.

Guidelines for maintaining hygiene and ear health
Caring for your ears may not be careless. Some things that you must pay attention to in maintaining hygiene and ear health include:

1. Don't listen to music at a loud volume
The sound of music from earphones that are too loud or the sound of a repetitive hair dryer can gradually make hearing function decrease. So, adjust the volume of the music so it's not too tight and try not to listen too long.

Not only that. Listening to music through speakers can also be a problem for ears Rock music concerts usually have a sound frequency of around 105-110 decibels which is categorized as very loud. Within 30 minutes of hearing this sound, your ears will feel uncomfortable, such as pain or difficulty in hearing the sound clearly.

2. Simply clean the outside of the ear
You really don't need to dig deep ears. The reason, earwax (cerumen) that accumulates over time will be pushed out by itself.

Yes! So you don't need to clean it with anything, including cotton buds. Cleansing the ears with a cotton bud instead pushes the cerumen deeper and clogs your ears.

You only need to wipe the outside of the ear with soap and water, then dry it with a cloth or towel. If you feel itchy with hearing problems, you can use ear drops to remove clogged earwax. Safer, consult an ENT doctor first before using certain drugs.

3. Ear candles are  not good for the ears
Ear candles are considered as an alternative way to clean the ears. In fact, until now there have been no studies that show that this method is safe.

This therapy is actually very risky to hurt your ear when the candle is tearing and into the ear. Flake dust from wax can also add buildup of dirt in the ear. As a result, there will be more dirt and cause blockages.

4. Ear infections can attack adults
Compared to children, adults are less likely to get middle ear infections ( otitis media ). The reason is, adults have eustachian tubes that are longer than children, making it more difficult to get an infection. Usually this disease easily attacks people affected by flu, runny nose, or severe sinusitis.

If this disease occurs in a child, the doctor will give ear drops and antibiotics to kill the bacteria that causes the infection. But ear infections in adults , doctors will wait for several days and check up again. Usually the symptoms of ear infections in adults will disappear by themselves. If not, then the doctor will give medication to treat ear infections.

5. The ears ring and feel full? Chew gum
Being in a high-pressure aircraft cabin can make your ears feel full so that the sound sounds more dull. You may also feel ear pain during a long flight.

The fix is ​​enough to chew gum. Chewing gum stimulates the eustachian tube to move the lid open so that the air pressure in the ear can be rebalanced. Then always prepare gum in your bag before boarding the plane.

Besides chewing candy, yawning and swallowing can also make the eustachian tube close and open.

If the pressure in the ear continues to occur within a few hours with pain and dizziness, immediately check your ear health to the doctor.

6. Apply alcohol after being pierced
Pierced ears make open holes in the ears so vulnerable to infection. So, apply cotton with alcohol after the ears are pierced. Then, diligently clean the earrings you use and your ears with soap and water. We recommend that you clean the earrings that you use at least 6 weeks.

7. Dry your ears after swimming
In addition, after swimming you also have to dry your ears with a towel or soft cloth. Remember, using a cottonbud is not the best way to clean your ears. Cotton buds will actually damage the thin layer that protects the inner wall of the ear. We recommend that you use a head covering when swimming so that your ears stay dry.

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