Ear candling is a process that has been used for centuries to remove wax and debris from the ear canal. It is said to improve hearing, relieve pain, and cure numerous other conditions. However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, and ear candling can actually be dangerous. This blog post will discuss the dangers of ear candling and why you should avoid it.

What is the Purpose of Ear Candling?

Ear candling is a process in which a hollow candle is inserted into the ear canal and lit. The heat from the candle creates a vacuum that is supposed to draw out wax and debris from the ear. Ear candling is also said to improve hearing, relieve pain, treat allergies, and cure sinus infections and colds. However, there is no scientific evidence to support any of these claims.

That said, there is evidence that ear candling can be dangerous.

Ear Candling Can Cause Burns

The ear candle is lit and then inserted into the ear canal. The heat from the candle can cause burns to the skin, eardrum and other sensitive structures in the ear. In addition, if the wax from the candle drips down into the ear canal, it can also cause a burn. In addition, if the ear candle is not inserted properly, it can cause the hot wax to drip down into the ear canal, which can also cause a burn.

Ear Candling Can Cause Earwax Impaction

Ear candling can actually push the earwax further into the ear canal, which can lead to earwax impaction. Earwax impaction is when the earwax becomes impacted and hardens in the ear canal, making it difficult for sound to travel through the canal to the inner ear. This can cause hearing loss, pain, and other problems.

Ear Candling Can Cause Perforation of the Eardrum

The heat from the ear candle can cause the eardrum to rupture or perforate. This can lead to hearing loss, pain, and other problems. In addition, if the ear candle is not inserted properly, it can cause the hot wax to drip down into the ear canal and come into contact with the eardrum, which can also cause a perforation.

Ear Candling Can Cause Foreign Bodies to Become Lodged

If the ear candle is not inserted properly, it can cause the hot wax to drip down into the ear canal and come into contact with the eardrum. This can cause a foreign body, such as a piece of the candle, to become lodged in the ear. This can lead to pain, infection, and other problems. Also, if the ear candle is not extinguished properly, it can continue to burn and cause a foreign body to become lodged in the ear.

Ear Candling Can Cause Dizziness and Vertigo

The heat from the ear candle can cause the inner ear to become inflamed, which can lead to dizziness and vertigo. In addition, if the ear candle is not inserted properly, it can cause the hot wax to drip down into the ear canal and come into contact with the inner ear, which can also lead to dizziness and vertigo.

Ear candling is a dangerous process that can cause burns, earwax impaction, perforation of the eardrum, foreign body lodgment, dizziness, and vertigo. Therefore, it is important to avoid ear candling and seek medical help if you think you have any of these conditions.

How to Have Earwax Removed Safely and Properly

If you have too much earwax, it can block your ear canal and cause hearing loss. You should see a doctor to have it removed. Do not try to remove it yourself with cotton swabs, bobby pins or any other objects. This can push the wax further into your ear and cause a deeper blockage – or worse, rupture an eardrum.

The safest bet to remove your earwax impaction is by scheduling a visit with an audiologist. There are a handful of different methods they can use to remove your blockage, including microsuction, manual removal and irrigation.

Signs You Should Visit an Audiologist

If you are experiencing any hearing loss, dizziness, or vertigo, you should see an audiologist. An audiologist can help diagnose and treat these conditions. They can also provide you with information on how to protect your hearing and what to do if you think you have a problem. If you want more information on proper treatment for these issues, contact Quality Hearing & Audiology Center by calling 816-233-0022.

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