Although we have been told millions of times, the American Academy of Otolaryngology insists once more. Recently, she has published a guide to help us clean our ears well, and without doing us any harm.
Again insist that we stop introducing cotton swabs, as it is one of the most common causes that breaks the eardrum. However, we resisted it. Even though they are not too effective in this work, as they can contribute to introduce the wax to the eardrum and create stoppers.
As advised, it is best to clean the ears with a towel externally and let the cerumen perform its function of lubrication and protection against certain organisms.