Ear wax is a normal product of the ear which protects the skin of the ear from water and infection.
Wax is not formed in the deep part of the ear canal near the eardrum, but only in the outer part of the canal near the external opening. So when a doctor sees that a patient has wax pushed up against the eardrum, he or she knows that it is often because the patient has been probing his or her ear with such things as cotton buds or twisted napkin corners! Such objects only serve as ramrods to push the wax deeper into the ear.
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