I have suffered from Ear, Nose and Throat issues ever since having a cricket injury to my nose at primary school. Until I was in my twenties I couldn't breathe through my nose at all!!
I have had various operations to cure congestion, swellings and headaches years ago and whilst the last two were fixed up pretty well, I have had debilitating congestion for many years, especially with the change in seasons or during DAMP weather. I have been an avid Apple Cider Vinegar and honey imbiber for years but I recently upped my dosage to twice a day.
I started "pulling" with Coconut oil and then started actually eating the stuff too. I finally gave up DAIRY completely a few months ago and boy what a difference to my congestion all these actions have provoked!
To anybody being driven crazy with blocked ears especially (mine felt as if they were filled with concrete but there was seldom (but occasionally) an excess of wax in them strangely enough), give some, or preferably all, of the above a trial and monitor your reaction.
ALSO, I have not seen on this excellent site any reference to an Ayurvedic trick, whereby you alternate the closing of the nostrils and do the various breathing exercises they recommend. Takes about a week to gain relief but worked a treat for me even before I embarked on my "Earth Care Journey".
I occasionally use the Neti Pot Remedy too. Go well!
I have suffered with blocked, congested ears and ear aches most of my childhood and until recently in my 30s. I found my healing solution which has changed my life completely.
Daily: I apply apple cider vinegar to a q-tip and hold in each ear for a few seconds.
I am able to work on the telephone without blocked ear drums. The pain has stopped. I have also regained inner ear balance. I feel like a new person.
Try it, it will work within 1 to 3 days. I have felt a little iritation come back once I stopped for a day, so I am continuing treatment daily and it is keeping my ears clear and healthy.
Lincoln University, Pa
For the past week or so I have had a crackling sound in my ear, first noticed when I eat. Outer location is mid to lower ear. Ear is not sore inflamed or infected. Please could you advise on a treatment as I would like to aid my body's ability in resolving this so it doesn't infect. Kind Regards, Sam.
I write this in the hope that someone else might benefit from my experience.
Nine years ago, I started having severe pain in both ears. They were also clogged and ringing. Whenever I lay down, I would get vertigo.
I was unable to sleep in a bed, and could manage a few hours of sleep only by propping myself up on a couch. I was unable to work, and took one sick day after another (hoping that I wouldn't be fired). After seeing a number of doctors, each of whom looked into my ears and found nothing, I took a friend's advice and went to the Mayo Clinic.
After two days of testing, the ENT doctor walked into the room, looked at my chart results on the computer, and said, "All I can think is that it's a food allergy".
What?? No other doctor had ever suggested that. Anyway, that's how I discovered that I'm allergic to legumes, which I had been eating in earnest as a protein replacement for meat (no good deed goes unpunished).
All by way of saying that what we eat can have a devastating effect on our health in ways that are virtually unimaginable.
Even healthy food.
I have found that over the years of herbal trials and experiments that Echinacea is the most effective means to clear the ears. It takes a couple days for the wax to soften, but the ears will become itchy and feel like they want to run. Don't be timid as to how much to use. A teaspoon is not necessarily an overdose taken for a few days. :)
Sometimes you think that your ear is clogged with wax, but it is not the case. Sometimes it is swollen inside, and it feels like it's clogged with wax. What unclogged mine was taking 3 flax seed oil softgels a day for 3 days, and drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. You see both of these are great anti inflammatories!
They also help with sinus inflammation!
PS Fish oil should also work, but I took flax oil, and ACV.
I CAN HEAR! YEIIIII, TAKE THAT DR!
Try it!, it won't hurt
Love and light, Sunny
for blocked ears run a wash cloth under very hot running water and hold it behind your ear, do this for about 5 minutes making sure it stays hot and then rub downward on your head right behind your ear to milk out the blockage.
I believe that H2O2 not only can unblock ears but can also kill infections in them.
I actually bought the Otex ear drops at the pharmacy which contain H2O2 diluted in water and urea I think.
Worked great, wax all came out and my ear feels much better (got lazy and stopped but it's so much better I haven't been bothered to do much more lol).
I think that 3% hydrogen peroxide should work fine too but don't take my word for that. I see no reason why not and I think I successfully used that before too (it was years ago so I can't fully remember if it was that or the pharmacy product that I used).
Best of luck and good health! :)
IT WORKS! PRAISE SOURCE. SO I HAD A COLD THAT BROUGHT ON LOTS OF CONGESTION AND MUCUS. AND EAR PAIN, SO TO STOP THE PAIN I PUT WARM IS OLIVE OIL AND THAT WORKED! THEN THE NEXT DAY MY EARS WERE CLOGGED. I USED THE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MIX AND MY EARS ARE CLEAR AGAIN! TAKE THAT DRS! IF THIS DID NOT WORK I WOULD HAVE TO WAIT LIKE 5 HRS FOR MY GOV. HEATH SYSTEM TO SEE ME. SO THEY CAN DO WHAT? THIS, DRS HAVE DONE THE HP WASH ON ME PREVIOUSLY. SO THIS IS WHERE I LEARNED IT.
Self administered/ you can do it by yourself/ no help needed. :)
What you need: ( you can improvise).
Hydrogen Peroxide low percent, the one you see in all stores, clean drinking warmed water, 3 containers, 1 syringe, 1 cotton, 1 towel
ERE IS WHAT I DID: I warmed up a bit of filtered drinking water, placed it in a mug, placed some hydrogen in another mug.
Got syringe and sucked some warm water with it, then put it in the empty mug, then sucked some hydrogen Peroxide with syringe, ( sucked all syringe space for both), then I added that to the mug w the warm water, then mixed it w the syringe itself, then I got my towel and put in around my ear for the spillage, then I syringed the whole syringe mixture into my right ear laying on that side, I layed there as I heard it bubble for 1 min, then I emptied my ear, I repeated with my other side ear, Then when finished I put a little piece of cotton on both ears, to dry them and to protect them for air. And I can hear clear! Yeiiiiiii!
PS make sure it's warm enough but not hot! Because your ears will hurt if it's cold! . Also do not over do it, just 1s Per day, also make sure you do not have a ruptured ear drum! /aka whole in ear!! You are responsible for your decision. This is just for clogged ear, not ear pain!
Because the hydrogen Peroxide can make the pain worse! Trust me. For pain go w onion juice or warm olive oil. For ear infection go w ingested wild oil of oregano, or colloidal silver. EC Rocks! LUV N LIGHT- SUNNY (LA, CA)
I've been hearing a clicking noise in my ears. Did the peroxide but no help. Happened to be a dr office, had him look in my ears. Said good, clean, etc. No infection or wax. told me my eustachian tube is blocked, take sudafed. I did but it didn't help. Now, in addition to the clickin, I have a crackling and, when I bend down, it sounds like ocean waves--so I've got fluid in there. I have put a dab of vicks in my outer ear, but nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Hope Bc Canada
I suffer with horrible pressure and tinnitus in both ears but worse in my left ear. I don't remember the last time I could hold my nose and blow my ear clear. The only times my ears would clear was outside in the fresh air. I have just had a horrible cold, and my ears are even worse now. I have been reading the posts here and thought I would try Hydrogen Peroxide. I used it in my left ear this morning with no joy, and have just done it again this evening, and I blew and my ear popped!! The tinnitus is still there and my ear feels a bit full, but the pressure is much reduced. I am so impressed. I see no signs of ear wax, but maybe that will come later. Thanks to everyone for taking the trouble to review blocked ears and the remedies they successfully use.
Question to Anyone:
Does anyone have a suggestion for "liquid in ear canal"? I've had that asked a few times and have experienced the same. Not always, just occasionally the problem is present. I've assumed this is either fungus produced or wax induced. I first try drying out with a Q-tip or Kleenex tightly rolled and carefully inserted into ear canal to dry it out. Often this does not work and the canal still has liquid within an hour.
I've treated with a tiny bit of clay mixed with a bit of purified water and that is saturated until "creamy" and then gently with a Q-tip a bit is placed into ear canal and I try to line the canal with the wet clay. The clay dries and cleans out the canal eventually falling out over the next day. That has been a good solution, but am looking for any other suggestions, both as to cause and treatment.
Fort Worth, Texas
Hope, Bc, Canada