Ear Care

Ear is a self-cleaning organ and does not require active cleaning

  • Only needs to be cleaned from outside.

  • No object or fluid should be inserted or instilled into the ears without Doctor advice. 


Ear pain should not be ignored as it can lead to serious problems; pain in the ear can be caused by: 

  • Impacted cerumen (wax) in the ear.

  • Acute infection in the ear canal.

  • Acute infection of the ear drum.

  • Fluid in the middle ear .

Make a Doctor appointment for an ear check-up. 


Most ear infections can be prevented by taking good care of ears 

  • Prevent dirty water entering the ear. 

  • Protect from direct injury to ear as it can damage the ear drum and encourage infections.

  • Ensure early diagnosis of ear infections by staying vigilant for problems like ear pain, decreased hearing, wetness in the ear.

  • Not insert anything into the ear such as pencils, erasers, cleaning tips. 

  • Not use unapproved remedies (e.g. herbal) as these may irritate the ear canal and ear drum and cause infection.

Protect from loud noises and prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)

  • Be aware and learn more about NIHL.

  • Wear appropriate hearing protection devices.


  • DON’T put anything in the ear. No cotton buds, clips, toothpicks, sticks. 

  • DON’T ignore an ear that has any pus or fluid coming out of it.

  • DON’T treat any ear conditions with hot or cold oil, herbal or home remedies.

  • DON’T swim or wash in dirty water.

  • DON’T listen to very loud noises or music for long periods as this can cause hearing loss.