All right, it's likely that you're not going to listen to this advice since you're probably an adult who is already settled into his/her ways and refuses to believe that an outside source has your best interest at heart. Right? I know I'm that way, so I don't fault you for being the same.
That being said, pleeease just consider this idea! Or ask your doctor about it. Every doctor I've ever asked has told me it's a bad idea to use Q-Tips. Maybe just go ask for yourself.