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Your AirPods May Create a Ball of Fungus in Your Ear Canals

I thought the most nauseating story of the week would be from the guy who found shrimp tails, rat droppings, and string in his bag of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. But this is worse.

A doctor named Sina Joorabchi from Pembroke Pines, Florida posted a TikTok video recently where he shows the danger of wearing your AirPods too much. And the video has more than 36 million views.

In the video. . . which really should come with a warning because I was NOT warned before I watched it and it is FOUL . . . you see a close-up of him pulling a ball of EARWAX and FUNGUS out of someone's ear.

He says it's from a condition called otomycosis, which is a fungal infection in your ears. It happens when you trap warm moisture in your ears . . . which can happen with AirPods or anything else you put in your ears.

The biggest risk comes from wearing earplugs, but you can get it if you wear headphones in your ears for too long . . . especially when it's humid outside.

If you do have otomycosis, the first step is to have the fungus ball get pulled out of your ear. From there, you use prescription ear drops for a few weeks. 


(Photo: Getty Images, Westend61)

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