Home Remedies to Cure Clogged Ears

July 1, 2012 Comments Off

A clogged, full feeling in the ear is no reason for worry if it is not followed by extra symptoms, like itching, pain or fluid in the eardrum. Generally, an ear that feels full is either because of wax accumulation, or an air pressure change like the one that happens when traveling in an aircraft. Consult with your physician prior to using any natural remedies to ease your blocked ears- in some unusual cases, it can show a hidden disorder, like an ear infection.

Use Baby Oil

When wax densifies and develops up in the ear, it forms a clogged feeling. If your physician has figured out that your signs are caused by ear wax accumulation, baby oil may reduce the ear wax to decrease the clog. Apply a bottle of baby oil between your hands until the fluid reach room temperature. With an eye-dropper, apply 2 to 3 drops into the ear canal. Repeat 2 times a day until the earwax tempers and falls out. If the earwax does not fall out on its own, flush it out with water and employing a rubber bulb needle.

Rubber Bulb Syringe

If baby oil alone doesn’t eliminate the affected earwax, flush out the ear canal with lukewarm water and a rubber bulb syringe, available at pharmacies and supermarket. Fill the restroom sink with lukewarm water; afterwards sink the bulb syringe completely into the water. Press the bulb to load the needle with water, and then bend your head so your affected ear is facing the ceiling. Put the tip of the syringe thoroughly in your ear channel, then press the bulb to flush out the ear canal. Wait a couple of seconds, and then tip your ear over the sink to pump out the water and extra wax. Apply 2 drops of scrubbing alcohol to the inside of the ear canal with an eyedropper to let the water inside the ear to vaporize.

Chewing Gum

When blocked ears are created by an alteration in atmospheric pressure, the Eustachian tube inside the ear doesn’t readjust fast enough, making a blocked feeling. Open the Eustachian tubes by chewing gum— or acting to chew— for a few moments. The movement will enable the Eustachian tubes to open and readjust to the current atmospheric pressure, getting rid of the blocked feeling.

Valsalva Maneuver

If the Eustachian tubes do not start you do a chewing motion, try the Valsalva maneuver if your physician permits. Seal your mouth and apply your thumb and pointer finger to squeeze your nostrils shut. Act to blow your nose while keeping this position. As the air drives through your nose, the Eustachian tubes are forced open, overcoming the clogged feeling.

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