You might be at home or in the hospital or radiology and you just want to zone out. This is what headphones are for.

Load your favourite tunes or podcasts onto your phone or music player, pop in your earphones, close their eyes and forget the world for a while.

Please don’t be tempted to use someone else’s earphones if you felt yours at home. Yes, forgetting your earphones so you cannot listen to your playlist may feel like a minor tragedy that but the sharing consequences could be a lot worse. .

Dr. Whitney Bowe, board-certified dermatologist in New York City said “Studies show that earbuds generate a lot of bacteria from the ears”

When you share earbuds, bacteria like staph and strep can stay in your earwax and cause infections, boils, or pustules. If you absolutely have to share, Bowe recommends wiping the earbuds down with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball.

We have popped some earphones in Kit.

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Betty Whitehurst

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