Microbes do love visiting your warm, moist ear canals.
So why not personally thank our plush earwax for trapping that unwanted gunk trying to enter!
All About Earwax (Cerumen)
FACTS: Your ear canals are warm and moist, just the environment that microbes love! Our ears protect themselves by producing wax, or cerumen. Earwax traps microbes and unwanted gunk that try to enter. It also contains enzymes and good bacteria to help fight infections.
Generally, your ears make enough wax to protect the ear canal from water and infection. Sometimes, your ears may produce more wax than usual. So listen up! If you wear headphones a lot, listen to loud music or are surrounded by dirt, you might have too much earwax, risking hearing loss. Your doctor can help with removal.