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Ear Wax…What Is It Good For?

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You probably don’t pay too much mind to your earwax, unless the gunk between your ears is causing discomfort, an itch, or an unsightly embarrassment.

However, earwax can tell a lot about a person—much more than personal hygiene alone. Here are a few little known facts about earwax and what it does for your health…

1. What is Earwax?

Quite literally, earwax is made up of a compact mixture of sloughed-off skin and oil. However, the more functional side of earwax, unsightly as it might be, is quite healthy. Earwax works to self-clean your inner ears, by lubricating the ear canal and forming a waxy build up that protects the eardrums and forces bacteria, dirt and, dust out of the ear.

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