Clean your ears with extra care. Wipe the outer ear with a washcloth or tissue.Do not use Q-tips, bobby pins or sharp pointed objects to clean your ears. These objects may injure the ear canal or eardrum.
Earwax is the ear's mechanism for self cleaning. If you have a build-up of wax that is blocking your hearing, see your doctor to have it removed.
If you experience itching or pain in your ears, consult with your primary care physician to determine the appropriate treatment and to determine if you need to see a specialist.
If you have pierced ears, clean your earrings and earlobes regularly with rubbing alcohol.