Cerumen (Earwax) - Definition, Structure, Benefits, Natural Cleaning
Where is earwax produced?
What are the benefits and tasks of earwax?
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The structure of the earwax can vary according to genetic characteristics and age!
Ears that are not in Asia and Asia produce different ear secretion according to scientists at Monell Institute in Philadelphia. Chromosome 16 is home to a "wet" or "dry" gene for the wax - the wet wax variant is dominant.
A minor change in the ABCC11 gene is related to both dry type earwax and the axillary body odor seen in Chinese, Japanese and Korean individuals.
The American study measured the concentration of 12 volatile organic compounds found in the earwax in Eastern Asian and white male groups, with 11 of the 12 compounds presenting the Caucasus ear with larger amounts of scented compounds.
Can smell of earwax provide information about the any disease or ethnicity!
Researchers at the Monell Institute said "smells in the smell of ear can tell us what a person eats and where they eat." have made the statement. It has been emphasized that "earwax, as a source of information, its potential is a neglected body secretion" (source link >> Earwax - Monell Chemical Senses Center).
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The cells in the ear canal are unique in the human body!
How should we clean our ears?
How do ENT specialists clean or remove earwax?
Aspiration of earwax by endoscopy or microscope under microscope is the most recommended application. Ear cleaning in the form of ear cleaning, to damage the eardrum and the bottom of the membrane hole if there is a risk of serious infection and middle ear trauma.
Below you can watch the video of endoscopic earwax aspiration:
What does a cotton swab stick do?
Damages of ear cleaning sticks (ear picks, ear scoops or ear spoons)
• Absorbing the aqueous part of the earwax and depositing the solid part of the earwax into the earwax and depositing the dirt on the eardrum.
• Eardrum trauma. Occasionally, direct trauma to the eardrum can result in membrane perforation, ossicular injury, and permanent hearing loss. There are patients who forget the cotton swab in his ear and hit the phone or put his head on the pillow with a cotton swab. In the above and below photo, it is seen that there is a localized bleeding area after the cotton swab contact. In this way, as the ear ossicles and the inner ear are trauma, nerve death may also occur in the inner ear at the same time.
|Eardrum trauma due to ear cleaning stick|
Excessive cleanness of the external ear canal is not healthy!
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