Warning: this article is gross and it can 💯 happen.

I saw a post on Facebook about what could happen if you don't clean your earbuds and I thought "yeah, ok," and kept scrolling. The thought of dirty earbuds must have settled into my subconscious because when I got several hours later something told me to check mine. So I did, and it was gross. You might want to check yours, too.

Depending on the type of earbuds you use might determine the level of dirty because, if you're like me, your Apple earbuds could be holding some old earwax. Mine were, to the point where I'm not even going to share an image. Just know it was bad enough for me to search for (and clean) all the earbuds in the house.

Long story short, dirty earbuds could result in nastiness in your ear(s), especially if you share buds. If you're sharing earbuds stop it now. Just don't do it. Things like ear infections, pimples, and even BLACKHEADS! Gross! Think I'm lying? Check out this video aired during a segment on The Dr's. (Warning: this video is not for people with weak stomachs.)

If THAT doesn't make you want to run and clean your earbuds or just throw them away and buy a new pair.

[H/T Buzzfeed]


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