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Is it okay to wash ears with water ?
I got my ear was removed 2 months ago. It was a very nice experience . Since then there is no itching in ear and I can hear loud and clear . But the next day after removing wax , while bathing, I realised that I can put water in my ears(deep into canal till eardrum)and then it gets out completely as there is no wax builtup and ear canal is completely clear. So since then I clean my ear canals with water almost every alternate days. I can still hear clear as much as I could hear just after removing wax 2 months ago . I have absolutely no hearing issue but is it ok to clear ear canal with water soo often ? Or I may face hearing issues after some years bcz of this ?
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Although there is no problem when water goes in the ear with a normal, intact tympanic membrane. If there is some infection or the tympanic membrane is perforated then water should be strictly prevented from entering the ear. As per ua history you are not having any of these and water can enter your ear but still i advice you to not frequently wash your ear with water because the ear has its own natural cleaning mechanism. Especially the ear buds and matchsticks should never be put in the ear, there is a risk of tympanic membrane injury and also the natural cleaning mechanism ie epithelial migration is disturbed which leads to accumulation of debris and wax in the ear canal.
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