Doctors Warn That Overusing Your Earbuds Can Lead to Infections

Doctors have seen an uptick in ear infections, and believe it might be linked to overuse of earbuds

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Some doctors are now warning against the overuse of earbuds as they begin to see more patients coming in with ear infections.

Sometimes, these ear infections mean a visit to the emergency room.



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Doctors advocate washing earbuds with rubbing alcohol once a day, along with taking a break from wearing them for five minutes every hour of use.

There can be risk of wax and debris build-up if the ear canals aren't able to stay clear and receive air.

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