Do you know what is cerumen?

 

The popular “ear wax” is produced by glands in the external auditory canal and its main function is to protect the ear from external microbial agents, preventing infections.

Its composition is slightly acidic, which prevents the adhesion of these microorganisms in the ear.

In addition, it has in its constitution some lysozyme, capable of destroying the bacteria that try to infect the ear.

Therefore, only the cerumen that obstructs the auditory canal, impairing the hearing should be removed by the otolaryngologist.

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