Recently TMZ picked on Zac Efron for having ear wax. TMZ’s solution, like all its reporting, was irresponsible, hazardous and erroneous.
The site recommended Efron use a Q-tip. Worst advice in the world. A friend was recently cleaning his ear with a Q-tip. He was towel drying his hair and the Q-tip went through his eardrum. Yes, he’s now deaf in one ear. Welcome to the club, Fred. Monopod hearing.
The correct way is to use an ear wax removal system. I found an excellent site that recommends mineral oil, but I’m sticking with the store stuff. Put it in your ear, within five minutes use a rubber wax removal bulb to wash your ear out. Do it once a month.
DO NOT USE A Q-TIP, no matter what an irresponsible Web site like TMZ tells you.