why does my ear feel clogged after cleaning it
Although a clogged ear is an annoying distraction, itБs usually treatable with home remedies. This simple trick helps open your Eustachian tube. To perform this maneuver, take a deep breath and pinch your nose. With your mouth closed, attempt to exhale gently through your nose. This should create enough pressure to БpopБ or unclog the ear. DonБt blow too hard to avoid damaging your eardrum. Once your Eustachian tube opens, chew gum or suck on hard candy to keep it opened. Turn on a hot shower and sit in the bathroom for 10 to 15 minutes. The steam from the hot water helps loosen mucus in the ear. Another option is placing a hot or warm washcloth over your ear.
Insert your index finger into the affected ear and gently move your finger up and down. This technique helps remove trapped fluid. A hair dryer on a low heat setting held a few inches from your ear might also help dry fluid in the ear. Over-the-counter (OTC) medication can treat a clogged ear caused by sinus drainage, colds, or allergies. Take cold or sinus medication containing a decongestant, or take an antihistamine. Make sure to follow the directions on the label. An earwax removal kit ( or ) can soften and flush earwax from the ears. You can also place two or three drops of warm mineral oil, baby oil, or hydrogen peroxide into your ear using a medicine dropper.
Keep your head tilted for a few seconds after applying the drops to flush wax from the ear.
I suffered from a clogged ear after getting off a flight. Immediately after landing I got a sinus infection and my ear stayed clogged for a month. It was driving me insane. I wasn t attending social gatherings or going out because I couldn t hear or focus and I felt so off. After seeing an ENT, I was put on some very strong antibiotics for my sinus infection, steroids for possible eustachian tube swelling and steroid nasal spray.
The sinus infection went away right away, but my ear stayed plugged. The ENT said that my ear could stay this was for 1-2 months. I was not going to put up with that!!! I was willing to do anything. I read up on some options. 4 weeks into my condition I had a lymphatic massage of my head, neck, ears, shoulders and chest. This type of massage encourages drainage. During the massage I could hear my ear popping and clicking. Before I even got up off the massage table, I could feel liquid moving in my ear, but my ear and hearing were still blocked. Later that day I went to an acupuncturist. He asked me a lot of questions about my overall health.
He inserted needles in areas that were meant to help ears and sinuses and other general health issues. When I left the office, I was feeling more movement in my ear. Once I got home I could feel even more drainage. My nose started running a lot. I blew my nose and could feel my ear opening up. It would squeal and release air. It still felt blocked but it was getting better. By the end of this evening my ear is 80% clear. I realized my other ear had blockage too. It just was so much better than the left ear it seemed fine. I am hoping by tomorrow my hearing is back to 100% and all drainage is complete.
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