What Are Cotton Swabs For
Sure, you should clean your ears with a cotton swab until there is no dirt left. Wrong! You should only clean your auricle with it and you shall never insert it into the ear canal. This is also marked on the package and should be followed.
Earwax is very important for your body. It is a mixture of water-soluble secretions and the most ingenious protective mechanisms we have. It protects your ear from dust, bacteria and other germs that could be dangerous for you. If you have a healthy ear you really do not need a cotton swab to clean it. The earwax itself does this for you.