Ear candles are dangerous for ears

Ear candles are dangerous for ears. Some people use ear candles to clean their ears, without being aware of the risks that they are running. Candles have been used since ancient times and are based on beeswax and essential oils. They aim to suck out the wax contained in the external ear canal.

They are dangerous to use: burns to the outer ear or external ear canal, partial or total blocking of the canal, perforation of the eardrum, risks of injury, and eczema.

To find out more about candles, read the information about risk of serious injuries.