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Unclogging Ears: Get Help Unclogging Your Ears Now!

Updated on March 24, 2010

Home Remedy Books to Help Unclogging Ears!

What Causes Clogged Ears?

What a pain, having clogged ears can be so annoying. Sometimes they can stayed clogged up for days! Before we talk about unclogging ears lets talk about what causes clogged ears.

Some of the main causes of plugged ears:

  • Colds
  • Allergies
  • An ear infection
  • Atmospheric changes (changing elevations)
  • Packed earwax blockage
  • Water in the ears from diving

Need Help Unclogging Ears? Does it Always Feel Like You're Wearing Ear Plugs?

Who Usually Needs Help Unclogging Ears?

If you swim a lot chances are you have dealt with clogged up ears before! Water getting into your ear can cause a lot of problems including blockages and infections. You should be diligent trying to shake as much of the water out of your ears as possible! Unfortunately, no matter how diligent you are, you're probably going to need a clogged ear treatment.

Frequent flyers will definitely be used to the ear pop from the constant changes in elevation. Blockages from air imbalances can be really pesky and painful. This type of blockage will have you frantically searching for a method to unclog your ears!

You will also need help unclogging ears if you are sick regularly. Swollen membranes in and around the eustachian tubes will make you feel like there is an enormous pressure in your ears! Plugged up sinuses will also help add to the pressure!

So, what can be done about annoying plugged ears?

Unclogging Ears - Get Some Relief Now!

Here are a few methods to get started unclogging ears right now:

  • The most simple method is to swallow air, this helps open you sinuses up and starts unclogging ears. This method will work for colds and allergies, but it's only a temporary solution. Be careful not to force too much when performing this method, you can damage your ear drums!
  • A big yawn will help force air through your sinuses and your ears, allowing some relief from clogged ears! It's a decent alternative if swallowing air doesn't work.
  • Laying with your ear against a heating pad will help get rid of water in your ear. It can also relieve some of the annoying pain associated with clogged ear aches!
  • A steam room will really do a number unclogging ears. If you don't have access to one get a hot shower going and close the bathroom door, once it's steamy get in and inhale the steam. Getting this warm, moist air into your sinuses and ears will help loosen up a physical blockage.
  • A drop of olive oil into each ear will help soften any physical blockage and allow for easier wax build up removal.   Grab a helper to give this one a try, it makes it a lot easier!

Got Any Methods For Unclogging Ears You Want to Share?

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      Ear Infections Suck 5 years ago

      My ears have been clogged and I cannot hear very good... it sucks... at first when my 1 ear got clogged it hurt really bad... I went to bed and my other one got clogged... it felt like the side of my head was gonna explode. I went to the doctor and he said I had an ear infection... I am on antibiotics but I can't hear... its a real disadvantage. I can't do much.

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      Kara 5 years ago

      my ear has been like this for awhile i just want to feel better my bdays tomorrow! ugh

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      Graci 6 years ago

      My ear hurts and is clogged but I'm to afraid to try and pop it I won't even let my mom do it but it hurts like crap what is the simplest one that will not be painful

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      canadianfriend 6 years ago

      If your eustachian tubes are blocked due to infection, there's not much you can do other than wait it out until it goes away. See a doctor if you feel there is no end in sight

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      annonymous 6 years ago

      none of that shit works! my ears have benn plugged for 2 weeks and i don't have wax in em:(

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      someguy 6 years ago

      Try blowing your nose while shutting your nostrils. I can't believe nobody has mentioned this method yet.

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      Amanda 6 years ago

      Can I use hydrogen peroxide? Instead of Olive oil?

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      rachele 6 years ago

      need a ent doctor to help relieve my ear cloggging

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      Me 6 years ago

      Put two drops of peroxide in your ear let sit for 10 min then flush with warm water, takes couple days but helps clean your ears in case of wax.

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      Neno 6 years ago

      My ears been clogged for like 4 days now and this shits annoying , and everytime i swallow it feels like it gets worst :/ . . . Help me !

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      Steven 6 years ago

      My ear has been clogged for 2 days , doesn't rly hurt just annoying and it stresses me out , anyways what's an easy method to follow ? I tried qu tips I think that just pushes the shit in further ...

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      Nate 6 years ago

      I dove into a pool for a race, i landed with my face sideways, my ear hurts so much

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      Jose 6 years ago

      How do you swallow air?

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      john 6 years ago

      my ear has been clogged for 3 days,nothing will help!

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      angie 6 years ago

      Help its been 10 days. My ear is clogged!!!! Had a bad cough weeks b4! I'm going crazy. It just feels like it needs to pop. No pain. Help

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      helper 6 years ago

      its mucas! if you try the stratagies for unclogging your ear and they don't work, try cleaning your ears out ith a Q-tip. BE VERY GENTLE!!!

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      Lex 6 years ago

      I've had cold. Since then my ear has been clogged. I need help. I'm not in any pain. It's just uncomfortable. I can barley here. Is it wax or mucas? Hellp

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      Ivy 6 years ago

      Just got off a flight and right before landing, my ears were in the worst pain. Saw Greg's post and I instantly yawned and immediately unclogged my ears. Thanks

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      RANNNDoMM 6 years ago

      What if it is not clogged, but your were inhaling some snot and your ear clogges and you can't hear taht well?

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      Mego 6 years ago

      Hot water bottle is the same as a heating pad! Oh, and ear cones don't velocity they're just dangerous. I've read numerous articles where they study the 'wax that comes out' and its just candle wax from the candle. Many many people have permanent ear and hearing damage from ear cones, stay away! Don't put burning things near your head, common sense ppl!

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      Sick of Clogged Ears. 6 years ago

      I have eustachian tube dysfunction and it keeps my ears clogged all the time. My mom told me to use a heating pad and reading this reinforced her suggestion. I'm going to try this and hope it works, I'm sick of these clogged ears!

      Thanks for the suggestions. :)

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      foxy mama 7 years ago

      thanks so much lady of america the water bottle really help my pain :)

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      LadyofAmerica 7 years ago

      Sorry about posting the same comments twice. Not sure how that happened.

      Anyway, I ran out of time on something else I wanted to include on that. Before you start using the ear cones to withdraw the wax in both of your ears, (lighting one end of the cone, the side that's the widest, and the smallest one slightly is inserted into your ear canal) put a few drops of olive oil into the ear that you will be working on. If smoke comes out of your ear, then that's not good and try to have your partner/friend readjust the cone until that stops. When you're completely done with each ear, gently dab the ear canal with a Q-tip. Try not to get the inside of your ears wet for at least one day too. Those are all of the instructions on how I was told to do this for your ears.

      If you have any questions or comments, you may ask me. I've already had this done at least 5 or more times from someone I trust so I know what to expect. The only thing I can really say here though is, is that this has worked really well for me every time! The results have been nothing more than positive! Doing this also helps you hear better afterward as well!

      Hope this helps!


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      LadyofAmerica 7 years ago

      Here are two other extremely beneficial ways to help unclog your ears. This also really helps if you have or believe that you might have an ear infection. Of course, your doctor might not tell you about these options and might just make you take a form of antibiotic instead.

      At one time, I once read in a great book about how to use herbs to help you with certain problems with your health. In it it suggested to use a hot water bottle. Fill up your hot water bottle and lay for at least 15 minutes on the ear that's hurting you. This is especially great if you're also suffering from sinus pressure or pain too and is great to help take away your ear ache pain. I've tried this and every time I had, I was glad I did because it has really worked for me.

      One other way to take away your clogged ear/s is to do what's called, ear coning. At your local health store, ask them if they have ear cones. You light one end on fire (two people are always needed to help you do this, because it can be extremely dangerous to do and attempt doing this by yourself) and let it burn down to the first of the 3 lines that are on it. Have a bowl of water handy to use so you can put it out, after it reaches and has finished burning down to the first line. There should be two more lines it needs to burn down to now. After the fire reaches the last line, (the closest one to your ear) put it out. You will be amazed at how much build up you had had in your ear. Every time (I've had ear pains and infections before and didn't have to see my doctor after doing this) I've done this (with someone's help of course, not by myself) my ear ache or ear infection was gone! I've always been very satisfied with the results.

      Hope that this also helps those who suffer of ear ache's, pain, sinus infection or ear infections.

      Take Care!

      LadyofAmerica ~

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      Gregg Biancci 8 years ago from The Dancefloor

      Just addressing clogging in general which, in this case, includes air pressure imbalance which causes a blockage or clogging (as I've called it).

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      glendoncaba 8 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Hi Gregg. Very relevant concerns are addressed here, but I am a bit confused.

      It seems like you are combining two things; physical blockage by water or solid, and the air pressure imbalance experienced at altitude.

      I was of the impression that yawning to pop ears due to altitude is quite different from removing wax.


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