How to Remove a Cap from the Ear
Your hearing suddenly got worse, and you seem to have some cotton stuffed into your ears? There are some common causes for plugged ears: accumulation of ear wax, blockage of the air passage to the Eustachian tubes, differences in pressure in the middle ear, respiratory tract diseases and sinusitis are all possible causes of muffled hearing. Plugged ears can be very painful, as we hear from children travelling by plane. Although in most cases it is better to consult a doctor, here are some tips to free your ears by yourself, before consulting a doctor.
Decongest the Paranasal Breasts
1) Release your ears if they are plugged due to cold.
Respiratory infections often lead to congestion of the paranasal sinuses, which in turn obstruct the Eustachian tubes, which are connected to the middle ear and the nasal cavity. When these organs are congested, their hearing is affected as well as the sense of smell, and the symptoms may include acute pain.
2)Perform the Valsalva manoeuvre.
This technique works both in the case of colds and for aircraft pilots, passengers of the same, or divers.
Squeeze your nose with your fingers to block the nostrils. Push the air out as if you could exhale from the nose. Do not press too hard or you may damage the eardrum.
You may feel a slight sound like a bursting bubble, associated with the release of pressure, which should not give any pain.
3) Take a decongestant medicine.
This will help release the paranasal sinuses and restore a semblance of normalcy to your hearing. 5 AUGUST 2018
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4) Take a nasal spray with antihistamines.
If the blockage of the paranasal sinuses is due to an allergy, you need antihistamines to free them
5) Consult a doctor.
If the pain is strong, have a doctor or a specialist visit you, who can prescribe you medicines like steroids to be applied locally, or can free you from the pressure by removing fluids with clinical methods.
Rebalance the pressure
6) Snap your ears.
Sometimes, rapid ascent or descent can give rise to pressure differences between the inner ear and the environment. This can be annoying and is equivalent to a decrease in hearing similar to earplugs, to cause even acute pain.
7) Try to prevent this effect.
If you read this article as a precaution, you may be able to stop the problem at birth. Before getting on an aeroplane, or driving in the mountains, get some chewing gum or some candy.
The action of chewing, swallowing or yawning favours the opening of the Eustachian tubes, normalizing the internal pressure.
This technique works even if the problem is already present. Keep chewing, swallowing and yawning until your ears are released.
8) Free an ear plugged in the ear wax.
These tips should be repeated for a few days in a row to completely remove the obstruction, but you could benefit from some relief right from the first attempt.
9) Mix a solution of vinegar and alcohol in equal parts.
This will be useful to dissolve the ear wax making removal easier.
10) Insert the solution into the ear.
Bend your head to the side and put a few drops in your ear, helping yourself with a medicine-like dropper pump. Leave it to act for about five minutes.
To prevent it from coming out, insert a small piece of cotton wool into your ear before lifting your head. If you need to act on both ears, repeat the same steps on the other ear.
11) Add some oil.
Drop a few drops of olive oil into your ear (at most warm, not too hot), or baby oil, and keep your head tilted sideways for about five minutes.
Straighten the head and clean the oil or wax that comes out of the ear with a cloth.
12) Rinse the ear with warm water.
Fill a syringe (without needle) with lukewarm water at a temperature of about 30/35 °. A simple method is to keep a cup full of warm water close enough to easily fill the syringe.
Bend your head over a sink, take the lobes of the ears and pull down and back, so as to facilitate the opening of the ear canal.
Insert the syringe into the ear, pointing it up and to the side, so as not to point directly at the eardrum.
Let the liquid out of the syringe in order to move the ear wax, but never too strong or risk damaging the eardrum. You should hear a sound like strong wind, and you may feel ticklish.
Be careful not to block the discharge of the ear wax and water from the ear with the syringe, and do not be impressed by what comes out.
Repeat the operation until the ear is free, then dry with a soft cloth.
You may notice a noticeable improvement in your hearing.