Each of us probably complained about the problem of blocked ears. When the clogging persists for a long time, we may feel uncomfortable. When the disease lasts more than 3-4 days, a visit to a specialist is advisable. How to pop your ears?
Causes of blocked ears
There are many possibilities. One of the most common causes is the presence of excess earwax, i.e. natural ear secretion. When the gland produces too much of it, then plugs are formed that lead to blockage. This results in hearing problems caused by a blocked ear canal. It is not uncommon for a wax plug to be large enough to be softened with a special liquid. Ears clogged with earwax weaken hearing.
Another common cause of blocked ears is a strong runny nose. Then there is swelling on the nasal mucosa, which spreads to the auditory canals, and sometimes to the tube connecting the ears to the nose, called the Eustachian tube. In this situation, blocked ears are a natural symptom. People who often have a runny nose should see a specialist. In their case, this may mean sinus disease.
How to unclog an ear with a runny nose?
When you have a cold in the nose, swelling develops in the mucous membranes. As the disease develops, the swelling also increases and affects the ear canal. Then the sick person feels a stuffy ear. The disease can be cured both thanks to synthetic medicines and infusions that make the airways clear, inhalations, etc.
Antipyretics and analgesics are helpful in treating a blocked ear with a cold. If they don’t work, some people decide to use an antibiotic. The second of these solutions is often used for children who, in addition to high fever, vomit and have ear leakage.
Clogged ears at the Cathar are usually treated with antibiotics in children under 2 years of age and 6 months of age when children suffer from bilateral otitis. In such situations, it is necessary to use drugs that regulate the work of the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa and its surroundings. In such situations, a visit to a doctor is necessary.
A clogged ear at the runny nose, if it is not accompanied by dangerous symptoms, can be treated with natural preparations, e.g. containing sea water. We will buy many of them in pharmacies and some herbal and bio cosmetics stores. Inhalation of essential oils that constrict the nasal mucosa will also help. We prepare this decoction by adding a few drops of e.g. lavender oil to a bowl of hot water.
Ways to get clogged ears when flying in an airplane
When flying in an airplane or while riding an elevator, too much air gets into the ears, which compresses the eustachian tube and narrows for a moment, giving the feeling of clogged ears. The solution to this problem is chewing gum and sucking candy. Then the production of saliva is stimulated, which is why it is swallowed more often, and this “disconnects” the ear canal. Ears are easier to unclog when sitting straight because it facilitates the outflow of air.
Yawning can also help. When opening the lower jaw, movement around the ear is assisted, which can help unblock the ear canal.