Narito ang Iba't ibang kulay ng Earwax o Dumi na Galing sa Inyong Tenga at ang Ibig Sabihin Nito.

There are a lot of processes our body does in order to function well and adapt to the environment. Yet by doing as such, we also produce a bunch of waste product and body fluids.

It is important to produce some body fluids for protection and maintenance. It is also necessary to reduce waste, fluids, and toxins in our body to function adequately.

In most instances of argument about body fluids, the least likely talked about is the earwax. It is disgusting to talk about at first but this substance is really very important for our bodies and can tell us a lot about our health.

The wax or sebum is a combination of long-chain fatty acids and alcohol.

It’s actually secreted by our bodies to fight off bacteria and avoid dirt from entering the ear canal. This actually keeps our ears clean, healthy and functional.

To check out for your ear, here are some examples of different wax colors and what they could possibly affect your health:

Yellow and sticky

The wet, sticky texture helps to keep the ear canal humidified and far from drying out. Its yellow color is due to dirt and dead skin.


It is less likely to be common. The color is due to the result of the ear's natural cleaning process.

Light Yellow

The most common color of earwax especially for kids. It is normal and considered healthy due to their abundant production of sebum which progressively reduces upon maturity.

Dark and Sticky

Due to the increased sebum production and sweat, the color of the wax becomes darker than normal. It is considered normal yet it would induce a foul body odor.

Dark and thick

An increase in sweat production could induce a dark and thicker sebum or earwax. If you notice that your earwax gets dark and thick, you might need to worry about cleaning your ear canal regularly to avoid any problems.

Dry, white and flaky

This might be due to less hydration or humidity on your ear. To avoid damaging your ear upon cleaning, it is best to clean your ear by soaking the cotton swab on oil. It is safe to assume that this is perfectly normal and healthy type of earwax.

Black or dark brown

The dark color may just be the result of an overproduction of sebum. It may also mean that the earwax has remained inside the ear for quite some time.

Wet and runny

When the earwax pours out of your ears in large amounts and contains pus or blood, it’s a sure sign of a punctured or damaged eardrum. It is advised to seek medical attention immediately.

Bloody wax

If you notice this, get medical attention. It could mean that you have a perforated eardrum or damaged ear canal.

Take a good close look at that dirty cotton swab the next time you clear your ear.