How often do you clean out your ears?

The dude featured in the video above had some serious ear wax build-up going on and the removal of said build-up was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube. The amount of wax that is tweezed out of his ear is incredibly gross, but wow he must be so relieved.

The way the people observing this react is priceless. Apparently some people really enjoy watching this kind of thing and getting really grossed-out.

Here’s some friendly advice about ear wax from the Mayo Clinic. Your doctor can remove excess wax using a small, curved instrument called a curet or by using suction. Wax can also be flushed out with water. If you are prone to this problem, there are preventative treatments you can get at the drugstore.

If you are more of an alternative-medicine lover, ear candling might be something you are tempted to try. You place a lighted, hollow, cone-shaped candle into the ear, and theoretically heat from the flame will create a vacuum seal and the earwax will adhere to the candle. It is not really recommended because it doesn’t actually work very well. It only works theoretically.

A final recommendation from us: don’t watch this video if you don’t have a strong stomach. And if this ever happens to you, don’t make a video.

You have been warned.

Matt Naham About the author:
Matt Naham is the Weekend Editor  for Rare. Follow him on Twitter @matt_naham.
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