How to unclog your ears naturally?
It happens to us all from time to time to have a blocked ear and if you are like me you know how unpleasant it is not to hear well.
Here in this article it is about natural tips and home remedies to help unclog ears. If you know of other tricks for a clogged ear, don’t hesitate to share them with us!
1. Grandma’s Remedy for Clogged Ear
If you like grandmother’s remedies then 10 Tips offers you one below to quickly unclog a blocked ear.
This grandmother’s remedy will help you effectively unclog clogged ears and even dislodge small and large earwax plugs.
Here’s how to make this grandmother’s remedy:
- Boil water and let cool to room temperature.
- Mix hydrogen peroxide with cooled boiled water.
- Take a bulb or syringe and squirt the solution up and behind the ear.
- Pull the ear flap a little to ensure good water circulation.
Remove a plug in the ear with a syringe
To complete the water trick proposed above, I suggest using a syringe to remove a wax plug in an ear.
A few years ago, I had to go to the clinic to have a big plug removed from my 2 ears. The nurse used a large syringe to send the liquid to dislodge the plug in my ear.
Before sending water to unclog an ear, it is important to put 2 or 3 drops of olive oil or mineral oil in the clogged ear, and this, for 2 to 3 days.
The syringe trick can also be used for a deep cleaning of the ears as you will discover here: Tip to clean the ears.
2. Olive oil for a clogged ear
A good attitude to take is to put a few drops of olive oil in the ear to prevent earwax plugs or to help unclog ears.
To help unclog an ear blocked by an earwax blockage:
- Soak a cotton ball in olive oil and insert it at the entrance of the ear before going to sleep.
- The next morning rinse the ear with water and a syringe as indicated in tip #1.
To prevent clogged ears:
- Take some olive oil and drop two drops of oil in the ear.
- Repeat once a week to stop having clogged ears.
You can also replace olive oil with drops of mineral oil or sweet almond oil in the ears.
3. Massage the ears to unclog them
Massage is a good trick to help unclog an ear. In fact, although very simple, the simple act of massaging the outside of the ear can help remove earwax, naturally, without any product!
- Take your fingers and circularly massage the outside of the ears.
- Also massage the side of your cheeks, near the ears and lightly pull the lobe down and back.
- Repeat a few times to soften the cork and thus facilitate its extraction.
The ear massage combined with the olive oil tip should be enough to get rid of small plugs in clogged ears.
4. Remedy for stuffy ears when you have a cold
Have you ever had the feeling of having your ears blocked due to a cold or the flu? When you have a cold, it’s common to have difficulty hearing well, but it’s not because of a plug in your ear.
Serous otitis may be the cause of this stuffy ear feeling and hearing loss. Serous otitis is caused by fluid trapped behind the eardrum (in the middle ear).
It is this accumulation of liquid behind the eardrum that causes this feeling of having a big plug in the ear!
5. Dissolve an earwax blockage with a spray
There are also products in the form of a spray specially designed to remove wax residue and thus avoid having clogged ears. This type of spray is ideal for preventing the formation of an earwax plug.
There are several types of ear spray including this one: Dolucyse, anti-plug spray. This product is recommended for people who secrete too much wax in their ears.
Anti-cerumen blockage spray
- Effectively dissolves earwax blockage.
- Prevents the formation of a new plug.
- Anti-clogging product for children and adults.
You will find by following this link several other products in the form of a spray to clean and help unclog the ears. Don’t forget to read buyer reviews and comments to make the best possible choice based on your needs!
6. Unclog ears on the plane
Having blocked ears on a plane is not pleasant at all. So how do you quickly unclog your ears on your next plane trip?
- Pinch your nose.
- Close your mouth.
- Blow gently to clear your ears (be careful not to blow too hard).
To prevent clogged ears on an airplane, you can simply chew gum. This chewing motion should keep your ears unplugged throughout the plane ride. All that remains is to relax and sleep on the plane.
7. Clogged ear after swimming
Do you often have clogged ears after swimming? If you bathe in the sea and then have clogged and painful ears, here is a natural remedy to relieve you.
- Mix 70% alcohol with white vinegar (in equal quantity).
- Tilt your head and drop 2 drops in the ear.
- Leave your head tilted for a few seconds to allow the mixture to work.
Your ears will then be unblocked, dried and disinfected.
If unfortunately you regularly suffer from ear infections then it is important to clean and unclog your ears as soon as possible! You can also take a few minutes to read our tips and tricks on this subject here: How to cure an ear infection very quickly?
8. What doesn’t work to unclog an ear!
Unfortunately, not all home remedies and products are truly effective in unclogging ears!
Here are some tips and products not to use for a clogged ear:
- Do not use cotton swabs: Indeed, people’s first good reflex is to use a cotton swab to clean and attempt to remove a wax plug in an ear. However, this is completely inadvisable, because you risk instead compacting and pushing the earwax even deeper into the ear.
- Do not use an ear candle: The ear candle is another product that you should avoid. In fact, this type of candle if misused can cause burns or worse ear canal occlusion.
- Do not use objects to unclog an ear: You should never use an object such as a toothpick or a hairpin to try to remove a wax blockage… Never!
- Also avoid the ear pick: Like the cotton swab, it is best not to use a tool such as an ear pick. Because if used incorrectly you could further obstruct the ear canal or worse touch and pierce the eardrum.