Don’t Ignore These 8 Signs Your Ears Say About Your Health


Your ears are a sensitive part of the body. Even the slightest scratch on the eardrum
can cause damage. So it’s essential that you do everything
in your power to protect them. This would include limiting the amount of
time you keep your headphones in your ears. Here are issues we may experience in our ears
that should never be ignored! A healthy hygiene can range from brushing
your teeth, washing your body and most importantly cleaning your ears. However, not everyone knows that earwax has
a protective function that can indicate the state of our health. Earwax protects and moisturizes the skin of
the ear canal, which prevents dry, itchy ears. It also contains special chemicals that fight
off infections that could damage the skin inside the ear. There are different types of colors your ear
wax can be. By determining the color of your earwax, you
may be able to determine what health issues you are experiencing. Grey Earwax: If your earwax is of grey color,
and you are experiencing no symptoms, then there is nothing to worry about. Chances are it is just dust, and those who
live in the city will experience this because of the pollution in the air. If you notice that you always have grey earwax,
it may be best to start investing some time in cleaning your ears. If you always have grey earwax, it could be
because of an accumulation of dust and dirt in your ears. This dust and dirt can easily become trapped
in your pores, causing irritating blackheads. So if you notice that you have unusually grey
earwax, do what you can to get rid of it. You can even visit your doctor for some tips
and recommendations on how to clear out your earwax. Traces of Blood In the Earwax: If you notice
traces of blood in your ear wax, it can indicate that the eardrum is perforated. In this case, your ears are susceptible to
infections and your hearing can be greatly affected because of it. If you notice that you have blood in your
ears or earwax, it is best to visit a doctor as soon as you can. Blood is never a good sign, and could signal
that there is a health issue that you don’t know about. Never ignore blood if you see it in your ear
wax – or any other part of your body, for that matter – it is always best to go get
it checked out to rule out any underlying issues. Brown Earwax: If your earwax is of a brown
discharge, it can indicate that your body has gone through a very stressful time. The best thing to do if you notice this is
to take a few days to relax and then do another swab and see if the color has changed. There are many different ways a person’s
body tells them that they are stressed. Whether it be low energy levels, lack of sleep,
or brown earwax, your body will tell you when you are stressed. If you are stressed, you should never ignore
it. Take the time to recharge and unwind, and
let your body recover. Ignoring stress and fatigue can lead to other
issues which could have a detrimental effect on your health, so never ignore it! Black Earwax: If you notice this once then
it may be an accumulation of dust or dirt, or possibly a health issue. If your ears become itchy and the itching
becomes constant, then you should go see a doctor because the black earwax signifies
a fungal infection. White Earwax: White earwax signifies that
there is a lack of vitamins in your body, specifically copper and iron. It is recommended that you add beans and oatmeal
to your diet, both of them contain high levels of copper and iron. If you are not eating a balanced diet and
tend to eat lots of junk food and sugary foods, try changing up your diet. Add more nutrients and vitamins to your diet
and reap the rewards! Smelly Ear Wax: If you notice that your earwax
has a very potent and unpleasant smell, it could mean that you have an ear infection. Aside from the smell, you may also hear a
noise or feel your ears pop from time to time. If this occurs, go see a doctor immediately. Liquid Earwax: Normally earwax is mushy or
hard, but if you recently notice that it has become a liquid form, it may indicate that
inflammation is beginning to form in your ear. Dry Earwax: Dry earwax means that your body
is lacking lean fats. Another reason could be a skin infection or
other skin diseases that are causing your skin to dry up. Now that you know more about ear health, how
exactly can headphones be damaging to our ears? For many people, listening to music is an
everyday part of life. If you’re unable to drive/afford a car,
earphones are your best friend. They come in handy if you’re taking public
transportation to work or school. Not only do they help you listen to music,
but they can also drain out the background noise as well. But what happens if you’re wearing headphones
for too long? Well, during an episode of The Doctors, a
team of medical experts sat down to discuss in-ear blackheads. They reached the consensus that wearing headphones
for too long can cause blackheads in your ears. What are blackheads? Blackheads are extremely annoying. Like pimples, they are visible, but they are
a dark color, making them even uglier to look at. Blackheads are tiny little bumps that appear
on our skin. These bumps are caused by clogged hair follicles,
and are considered a very mild type of acne. They usually appear on the face, but can also
appear on the back and other parts of the body. You’ve likely experienced them on your face,
chest, and back. But have you ever experienced them in your
ears? THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY states
that about 50 million Americans experience blackheads and acne. Like most of the areas of your body that have
blackheads, the ears have the same glands. These glands are what release natural oil
into the hair follicles. BLACKHEAD PREVENTION. So if you’re wearing headphones too long,
how can you prevent blackheads from forming in your ears? The obvious answer is to not wear your earphones
for long periods of time. But you can also do several other things. First off, check the earbuds and look for
any dirt or dust. If there is any, wash them. One of the reasons blackheads are caused is
by excess dirt and dust. When you wash them, use gentle soap and water
cleaner. You don’t want to use a soap or water cleaner
that will irritate and damage your ears. You’ll want to use a cloth for cleaning
your earbuds. Most earphones are not waterproof so you can’t
simply soak them in soap or water cleaner. If you do, chances are you’ll damage the
wiring and you could potentially shock your ears if you use them afterward. One last thing you need to do when cleaning
your earbuds is remove them from your electronic device! The last thing you want to do is ruin the
earphones and the device at the same time. Water does not mix with electricity, and your
earphones and electronic device are no exception. So, what do you think? Have you ever experienced any health issues
related to your ear? What are some tips you have to eliminate or
reduce ear wax? Let us know in the comments section below!

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