WATCH: Extreme Ear Wax Removal Video

Warning: Some readers may find this footage extremely disturbing.

We have absolutely no idea why we watch stuff like this, or how we find it on the Internet, but it’s safe to say that we now feel the need to visit a doctor and have this procedure done. And we swab out our ears every day after showering!

Despite the gross-out factor of this footage, watching it is strangely fascinating.

The purpose of earwax, known by the medical term cerumen, is actually meant to help keep your ear canal clean. However, too much buildup can cause bacteria and viruses to accumulate in the outer ear, which can lead to infection.

If you’ve noticed that your ears feel full, or have experienced changes in your hearing, you might need to have that waxy buildup removed.