Knowledge of Cerumen and Effect of Ear Self-cleaning among Health Workers in a Tertiary Hospital.


BACKGROUND Ear wax lubricates, cleans and protects the external auditory canal while ear self-cleaning can lead to ear infections, trauma and perforation of the tympanic membrane. An erroneous understanding of these facts can lead to wrong practices with grievous consequences. OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge on ear wax and the effects of ear self… (More)