Friday, April 11, 2014

Sharing earbuds not the worst--but think about it

The warm, moist interior of your ear sounds like a great growth medium for MRSA or other pathogens, but the ear is pretty closed off--and sharing earbuds probably won't send the bad guys raging through your body.

Good news.

The exception would be if you are immuno-compromised by chemo, diabetes, HIV, or a transplant.Still , the risk is low.

In the ew dept, nits from head lice are sticky and could attach to headphones.

So, if you are really freaky about this, clean your earbuds and phones with alcohol from time to time.

If you have a sore in your ear--don't use the earbuds until it heals.

Also--if the cat plays with your ear equipment, clean it often.

The cat?

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