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EARWAX AND OTHER CONDITIONS

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Istruzioni - OTOSANEarwax: what it is and its purpose
Ears have a self-cleaning system: the glands in the outer ear canal produce a waxy substance that protects the ear from foreign particles and controls the characteristics of the tympanic membrane.
Earwax therefore carries out a defensive, antibacterial, antifungal and emollient action on the ear canal, preserving its incredibly delicate physiological balance.
By flowing outwards spontaneously, earwax eliminates the impurities that inevitably enter the ear, keeping it clean.

Cono - OTOSANEarwax excess and other conditions
Sometimes this self-cleaning system does not work perfectly and earwax may accumulate excessively, becoming a problem. In such cases, a so-called "wax plug" may form, which, if not removed, may obstruct the ear canal causing several conditions and problems, such as hearing loss sensation, whistling, buzzing, pain and even vertigo.
Therefore to preserve ear well-being it is better to use the right tools. Commonly used cotton ear buds may press the earwax further into the ear canal or even damage it. Instead, a better procedure is to use more specific and non-invasive natural methods.

Proper ear cleaning also helps to prevent other ear conditions, such as otitis.
Otitis is an inflammation, which is usually infectious.
There are several forms of otitis:
- otitis interna, which involves the inner ear;
- otitis media, which involves the middle ear;
- otitis externa, also called "swimmer’s ear", which involves the outer ear canal and sometimes also the tympanic membrane.
Myringitis, however, is an inflammation of the tympanic membrane.
Otitis may degenerate into labyrinthitis, an inflammation of the labyrinth that may alter the sense of balance and hearing and also cause vertigo, dizziness and confusion.

Since otitis is caused by a bacterial or viral infection, it is generally treated with antibiotics and antiviral drugs, which act directly on the responsible pathogen.
To ease the pain, try using analgesic products.

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