Medicine’s Viral Tejani shares benefits and potential concerns of earwax

Is funky-colored ear wax a cause for concern? When you need to see a doc

Woman’s WorldViral Tejani, assistant professor of otolaryngology, clarified why having earwax is a good thing—and explained when to be concerned. “It naturally migrates out of the ear canals and, along the way, traps dead skin cells, dirt and hair. It’s a natural cleanser and protective mechanism.”