October 11, 2018 • By Sophia Smith
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It often happens that our ears get blocked because of the hardening of the wax present inside the ear. The Eustachian tubes present in our ears help in the balance of air pressure in our ears. Clogged ears can be really irritating and pose a great lot of discomfort. There are numerous reasons for clogged ears, which are as followed:

  1. Obstruction in the Eustachian tubes.
  2. Water interference in the ear.
  3. The buildup of ear wax.
  4. Sinus problem
  5. Clogged ears due to congestion.

In all, clogged ears can prove to be an obstacle to the healing process and can make you feel dizzy. Here, in this article, we will talk about 3 powerful remedies that will help us in easing the discomfort caused by clogged ears. In case, the problem persists, it is always recommended to make a visit to a doctor. (1)

Home Remedies For Clogged Ears

1. Usage of warm compressor

Warm water is helpful in relieving the problem of clogged ears by balancing out the ear pressure. If you are suffering from blocked ears, all you need to do is take a warm compressor and place it on your ear. Take a soft cloth and soak it in the warm water. Twist the cloth nicely, so that the extra water drips out from the cloth perfectly. Then all you need to do is place the warm water soaked cloth over the ear for a time span of 10 minutes. Thus, the heat that will be generated from the cloth will help in easing out the pain and discomfort.

2. Using an old age technique

This one technique was used in the ancient era to ease the problem of a sinus infection and clogged ears caused due to congestion. In this technique, you need to buy a neti pot. Neti pot is easily available at a drugstore since it is in circulation widely. Fill up the neti pot with saline water. Saline water is anti-bacterial in nature and helps in easing infections and eliminate inflammation. Fill up the neti pot with warm water and add in a tablespoon of rock salt to make it saline. Place the beak of the neti pot in one of your nostrils and tilt your head back a little bit. Then move forward towards the sink a little bit and let the water flow from the other nostril into the sink. Try breathing from your mouth during the process. When the saline water passes through the nostril, it clears off the passage from any congestion. Thus, it eases the blocked ears problem.

3. Valsalva maneuver

Basically, the problem of clogged ears occurs because of the imbalance in ear pressure. The remedy of Valsalva maneuver is a remedy that can be done on the go. All you need to do is close your nostrils and mouth closed. They try breathing out from the closed nose. Do not put in too much pressure as it can damage your eardrums. In case, there is a popping sound heard, that means the pressure has been relieved.

In a nutshell, these home remedies for clogged ears will surely help you out in easing the problem and the discomfort. If the remedies are not of any help, then you can go ahead and get yourself checked at a doctor. (2)

Sophia Smith

She is a renowned nutritionist and freelance writer whose topics of interest include healthy living and healthy eating. She is passionate about introducing new and delicious healthy meals while balancing her time between cooking and going to the gym. Her mission is to change the life of as many people as she can and make them the best version of themselves.
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