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Blood, earwax and tears are key indicators of your health

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Dry scalp, scabs, and eye debris—our bodies produce various secretions with important roles that often go unnoticed. Flaky scalp is a common condition caused by the shedding of dead skin cells. Over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoos can help alleviate symptoms. Scabs form as a natural response to wounds, preventing bleeding and potential infections. It’s important to resist the urge to pick at scabs and instead keep them clean and untouched. The debris found in the corners of our eyes, known as rheum, consists of natural oily substances and mucus that help trap and eliminate particles. Earwax, known as cerumen, is made of oils, sweat, and shed skin. Impacted cerumen can cause hearing problems. Cleaning with cotton buds can make the situation worse, and using medicinal olive oil can help soften the wax. Overall, these bodily secretions serve important purposes.