Earwax Has Something To Tell You: 8 Signs Of Internal Conditions You Should Know About

Date March 26, 2018

Take care of your ears! Ear hygiene is very important, and once every few days, it is necessary to clean them with a cotton swab. Earwax, also known as cerumen, performs a very useful function – it secretes in the ear canal and protects it against bacteria, fungi, insects, and water. However, its changes in color and condition may have something to reveal about you! Ready to find out?

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White earwax may indicate a deficiency of micronutrients and vitamins in your body - most probably you lack iron and copper. You have to pay attention to your diet.


If you notice black earwax, plus you have itchiness, you may have a fungal infection. Consult a physician concerning this matter.

Dark brown

Your earwax becomes dark brown when you go through stressful times. This is the way your body reacts to anxiety, nervousness, and additional pressure.


No worries here, you are probably a big city resident and you live in a dusty area. Pay more attention to your hygiene.


Blood on the cotton swab means that your eardrum is perforated. In this case, you risk getting otitis, so make sure to visit a doctor as soon as possible.


A strong unpleasant smell reeking from your earwax can be a sign of infection. Especially if you hear a noise or feel your ears pop.

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Liquid earwax may indicate the beginning of an inflammation process. Make sure you do not postpone your visit to the hospital.


Very dry ear way can indicate a lack of fats in your body. It may also be a sign of dermatitis and skin infections.

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Do not throw away the cotton swab at once! Check your earwax in order to understand the condition of your body! It always “speaks” of and reflects the issues we have inside.

This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.