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Ear Wax…What Is It Good For?

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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