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Should you clean out your ears with Q-Tips (cotton buds)? I always thought it was a good idea but someone told me you should just leave ears alone.

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Although people like to use Q-tips to clean out their ear wax, they should just leave it alone as it's the ear's mechanism for self-cleaning. If you have a build up of wax you can see your doctor but otherwise you can just leave your ears to clean themselves.

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