Every part of the human body has a unique and specific function. When they aren’t functioning properly or when your body is worn down, it has the amazing ability to exhibit warning signs. The ear is no exception: it will give you warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored, so pay attention.
FeedFond has collected 8 health signs from our ears that we should pay attention to.
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#8 Dry ear wax
Dry earwax is a sign that your body needs lean fats. It may also point toward dermatitis or skin conditions.
#7 Liquid ear wax
If you notice liquid ear wax, you may be having an inflammation. It’s a good idea to see a doctor.
#6 Ear wax that smells unpleasant
An unpleasant smell from your ear wax indicates an infection in the middle ear. If you hear a noise or your ear pops from time to time, you should visit an ENT immediately.
#5 White color ear wax
This signals a lack of vitamins and microelements essential for the body, especially copper and iron. Adding beans and oatmeal to the diet can alleviate this issue.
#4 Black color ear wax
Black ear wax indicates a fungal infection, although if it happens only once there’s nothing to worry about. However, if your ears are itchy and they get worse, it’s time to see a doctor.
#3 Brown ear wax
Excess ear discharge of darker color indicates a stressful time and so, you should relax and take things easy for a while.
#2 Earwax with smears of blood
Traces of blood with ear wax indicate a perforation in the eardrum. If left untreated, this could lead to infection and even a loss of hearing. So, you better make a visit to your nearest ENT very soon.
#1 Grey ear wax
Grey ear wax is not something to be worried about. It’s just dust that is common to city dwellers.
If you have any tips to share about our organs pointing to certain health conditions, let us know in the Comments section below. Don’t forget to read 8 Signs That Your Body Shows When There’s Something Wrong!