Should I use cotton swabs to clean my ears?

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Patrick N. Brown, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Cotton swabs can cause more harm than they’re worth. In this video, Patrick Brown, MD, from Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital explains why this common tool used for cleaning your ears could be harmful.

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