National Ear Day Ear Protection Popular Science Knowledge

1. Don’t pick your ears casually

Picking ears is a habit of our daily life.However, digging out the ear can easily damage the skin of the traumatic ear canal and bring bacteria into the ear canal.Earwax is medically called cerumen. If you ask a doctor to take out the large, hardened cerumen with professional tools, don’t take it out yourself.If the itching is uncomfortable, you can rub it gently on the outside of the ear with your hand or rub it gently with a cotton swab, but don’t stretch it too far in.

2. Smoking is harmful to ears

The nicotine in cigarettes entering the bloodstream will cause insufficient blood supply to the inner ear, severely affect hearing, and even directly cause deafness.Surveys have shown that smokers are about three times more likely to suffer from otitis media than non-smokers.To prevent the ear damage caused by smoking, the most direct and effective way is to quit smoking.If not, then control and reduce the amount of smoking as much as possible, and do not smoke one by one, and try to inhale as little as possible into the lungs.

3. The method of blowing your nose should be correct

People with rhinitis and pharyngitis should not blow their nose forcefully to prevent the secretions of the nasopharynx from entering the middle ear through the eustachian tube.The correct way to blow your nose is to press down on one nostril to blow out the other side, and then switch to blow the other side.

4. Pay attention to safety during swimming

Many people are in such a misunderstanding that as long as swimming can cause ear canal infections, it is not.Generally, people with healthy ears and normal swimming will not cause infection.However, if the hard cerumen in the ear has formed an embolism, once the ear gets water, the cerumen will soften and swell, irritating the ear canal and causing inflammation; if the eardrum has a problem, or even perforated, the deep water will cause pressure on the tympanic membrane, which is easy It can cause dizziness and infection.

Those who like to swim are best to wear earplugs. If water gets into your ears, you can control the water sideways, or use a dry cotton swab to gently dry it.

5. Do ear exercises three times a day

The ear is where the ancestral vein gathers.There are many acupuncture points distributed in human ears, which maintain close contact with the whole body through the meridians, so ear exercises in the morning, midday and evening rubbing can cure diseases and strengthen the body.

Specific measures:

Use your hands to pat your ears 100 times every morning; at noon, you can pinch the eye points and surrounding area of ​​the earlobe, each time you pinch the auricle to heat up; at night, stick to rub the ears with a hot towel, gently rub the ears up and down 40 times, towel Rub the towel after it is cold to prevent colds.

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