How to fix a ear that is clogged?

Are you currently suffering from the dreaded clogged ear syndrome? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Whether it’s due to a common cold, allergies or simply because our body hates us – having a blocked ear can be frustrating and even painful at times. But fear not my friend because I am here today with an unconventional guide on how to fix that stubborn clog in your ear.

Understanding Why Your Ear is Blocked

Before we dive into the remedies, let’s take a moment to understand why your ear might be acting up in the first place.

The Eustachian Tube

Inside our ears lies a small tube known as the Eustachian Tube (ET). This tube connects our middle ear to the back of our throat and plays important roles such as regulating air pressure within the middle ear and draining fluids.

What Happens When It Malfunctions?

When this delicate little miracle worker malfunctions, fluid accumulates inside our middle ear causing unwanted side effects such as hearing loss or even pain. Some of these include:

  • Muffled Hearing
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
  • Pressure

Quick Fixes for That Stubborn Clog

Let’s face it; one thing we can agree on is that living with an obstructed goddamn ear can drive anyone insane. Below are some quick fixes you can try right now without having to run errands for supplies.

Head Tilting Technique

The head tilting technique involves using gravity as an advantage by pouring oil onto your affected nostril while placing your blockaded side towards/over another pillowtop surface like elevated pillows/cushions with minimum height difference between both sides compared within shoulder distance (secure yourself) . Let gravity do its work! You will feel like Indiana Jones (-the hat), but once done correctly, it may help clear stubborn clogs.

Drinking Plenty of Water

Never underestimate the power of hydration! By drinking plenty of water (preferably room temperature but warm beverages help too), it will allow your body to produce thin and less sticky mucus which can help unclog that pesky ear in no time. Not only is this good for you, but it’s a cheap solution!

Yawning or Swallowing

Ever yawned consecutively? No? Just me then…well, did you know yawning or swallowing multiple times can actually aid in releasing any air build-up accumulated within the Eustachian tube? It might seem silly, but give it a try next time – it won’t hurt!

Now, these quick fixes may provide temporary relief from your blocked ear situation; however, if conventional medicine isn’t working for you anymore or maybe just not your cup-of-tea (pun intended), keep on reading.

At-Home Remedies: The Unconventional Guide

It’s important to note here that some home remedies below are age-old home remedies with limited scientific backing; therefore use at one’s discretion as well personal situations.
You’re never too old to learn something new unless… Well’ we’ll leave those cards off right now because our priority has always been crystal-clear hearing abilities.

Alcohol & Vinegar Syrup

Sounds fancy huh? But don’t let this recipe fool you. This concoction has been specially designed to ooze out Earwax impurities hidden deep within conjoined spaces by creating an acidic environment unfavorable towards bacteria.
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A small bowl
  • White vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol distilled preferably

Steps :

  1. Mix equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol together in a small bowl until combined
  2. Using a dropper/ cotton swab soak mixture evenly through pea size onto inner ear canal
  3. Tilt your head towards the side with oil-free ear for approximately 5-10 minutes
  4. After waiting, tilt your head slightly on a tissue paper flap whilst shifting over to opposite site .Excess wax appears soaked up onto paper.

Warm Compresses

Arguably one of the most straightforward methods involves heat application which can aid in reducing inflammation and opening blockage pathways:

Steps :

1.Take sufficient amount of water , bring it to boil [or substitute by steaming fluids like Eucalyptus essential/mint ].
2.Dip washcloth/ cloth in hot liquid
3.Wring out excess water ( cautious not too much burns may occur) safety first!
4.Apply directly onto affected blocked ear

Saline Rinse aka Homemade Nasal Spray

We’ve all heard about saline sprays or neti pot solutions when it comes to sinus compressions; its derivative is an excellent go-to remedy for ears as well.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A small bowl
  • Salt (preferably Himalayan pink salt)
  • Baking soda [optional]
  • Water [distilled preferably]
    -A squeeze bottle /nose bottlemay suffice

Steps Using a Bottle:

1.Fill container with distilled lukewarm/warm water leaving enough space below cap
2.Mix half teaspoon pink salt and baking soda into same drinkware
3.Seat nozzle downwards against one nostril and squirt mixture until expelled via another hole after tilting head sideways

You must switch sides eventually till expected malady subsides.

The Last Resort: Medical Intervention

While DIY remidies maybe work wonders, there are rare cases that medical intervention becomes necessary in case you accidentally push dust/debris further leading to damaged inner structures of the Ear’s anatomy;

Medical professionals diagnosis symptoms using otoscope alongside potential X-rays,MRI’S etc.

Don’t delay if it leads to potential permanent hearing loss as swift professional medical aid may lead to a positive prognosis.

Final Tips and ~Tricks~

Here are some other not-so-secret tips that can help avoid Eustachian Tube related blockages:

  • Reduce the intake of processed foods
  • Quit Smoking (crush them once and for all)
  • Exercise more!
  • Avoid air pressure changes {traveling}
  • Try using Ear wax removal solutions safely at intervals[mainteneace] but on occasion

I hope this guide has helped you clear up those clogged ears. Remember, never underestimate the power of unconventional yet healthy remedies! Until next time folks, keep your ear holes clean!!

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