The heat generated by the body’s metabolic processes is what causes sweating. Sweat evaporates from the skin and cools it down, reducing our core temperature and making us feel more comfortable. This process happens in all areas of our bodies – except the palms of our hands, soles of your feet and face – where we have sweat glands that can hold onto very little fluid at a time so they don’t overheat as easily.
How does earwax buildup affect me?
We used to think that blockages in certain parts of the body caused pain or discomfort but recent studies show no relationship between earwax accumulations and pain or discomfort. In addition, research shows there is no correlation between hearing loss and wax build-up: both help prevent bacteria from entering into the inner ear (the part affected by wax build-up). Earwax also helps keep ears moist which helps protect your hearing against noise damage.