Home Remedies to Get Rid of Clogged Ears

Clogged ears can lead to bigger problems like loss of hearing if left untreated. While the feeling of stuffed ears can be bothersome it can also lead to an infection.  Hence to avoid long-term damage to your ears, it is important to cure it at the earliest.

Causes for Clogged Ears:

•Blocked nose
•Ear wax build up
•Build up of water in the ears
•Col
•Allergy
•Sinus infection
•Altitude changes
•Swimmers’ Ear

Symptoms of Clogged Ears:

•Hearing trouble
•A severe earache
•Itching in the ears
•Ringing sound in the ears
•Feeling dizzy
•Discharge or bleeding from the affected ear(s)

Home Remedies for Clogged Ears:

Here are the top three effective ways to cure clogged ears:

1.Hydrogen Peroxide:

Drop two blobs of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the affected/blocked ear. Soon you will hear a hissing sound in your ear, which will only for a while. Drain out the solution from your ear after 10 minutes. You can drain by tilting your head to the side.

2.Olive Oil:

Heat a few teaspoons of olive oil, mildly in a pan. Then drop a few blobs of olive oil in your ear. Leave for 10 minutes. Since olive oil softens the earwax and helps remove it easily, you can now remove both oil and the wax by resting your head to the side.

3.Alcohol and Apple Cider Vinegar:

Mix alcohol and vinegar in equal measures. Put a few drops in your affected ears and close your ear with a cotton ball. Avoid moving your head for a while. Since alcohol and vinegar help in fighting the bacteria that causes clogged ears, this mixture is effective.

-Sumana