If you have blocked ears or have ever had blocked up ears, you are aware how painful it is. It feels like someone stuffed wax in your ears until they couldn’t fit anymore. It isn’t just hard to hear, but usually also very irritating. Having blocked up ears is very painful, and anyone who has them will want to unblock them as soon as possible. Read this article to find out how to go about clearing blocked ears on your own at home.
Ear blockages have many causes, including: a cold or allergies, a sinus infection, an ear infection, air pressure changes (such as those on a plane), diving and getting water in the ears, and severely compacted earwax blockage. It usually disappears over time, but it can linger for a while, and it’s incredibly frustrating while it’s there, so clearing blocked ears on your own is a good idea.
Here’s a few methods for clearing blocked ears:
– The quickest way to clear up a blocked ear is swallowing over and over. Taking this action clears the sinuses a little and eases pressure. If it’s a cold or allergies clogging up your ears, this is a good, fast method.
– The next method is also simple to implement. Yawn as huge as you can manage, stretching your mouth as big as you can go. This works the same way swallowing does, opening up the sinuses and relieving pressure. It is different from the first method, however, and can work where swallowing doesn’t.
– If the first two methods aren’t effective, use a hot pad over your ear. This will both make your ear feel a little better and get rid of any water that might be in your ears. A hand blower will also work, but it doesn’t feel as nice.
– The final thing you can do is use steam. Start a very hot shower, filling the bathroom with steam, or set some water to boil, put the water in a bowl and put your face over the bowl with a towel on your head, inhaling the steam. If none of the other methods have been successful in clearing blocked ears, undoubtedly try this one.