OT- How to unclog an ear

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  1. superjohn

    superjohn

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    Tried gargling warm salt water yesterday and put some olive oil in for 5 minutes and no change. It's really starting to annoy me today, any other solutions?
     
  2. AZHuskiePop

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    See a ENT messing with the ears is dangerous.
    Ear Drums are fragile hearing and aids are costly
     
  3. HuskyBandDad

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    They do sell stuff to put in ear for clogs or You could have an ear infection that makes it feel clogged. See a doctor
     
  4. John

    John I am the Walrus

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    stop messing with it and go to your doctor or a walk-in that you trust. Also, get some debrox in there to soften the wax up, it will make it easier for them to remove.
     
  5. HuskyBandDad

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    They do sell stuff to put in ear for clogs or You could have an ear infection that makes it feel clogged. See a doctor
     
  6. UconnAlum04

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    A plunger usually works, preferably one that's never been used.
     
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    SubbaBub Your stupidity is ruining my country.

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    Use your elbow.
     
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  9. WingU-Conn

    WingU-Conn Apologista 2.0

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    Wally's Natural Unscented Luxury Collection Ear Candles, 2 count - Walmart.com

    quick, painless, cheap, and non-invasive. seriously, try this before going to a doctor, it's probably cheaper than your copay.

    If you have an ear infection, peel a clove of garlic, and put it in the outer portion of your ear (DO NOT try to put it "in" your ear). tape it there for 20-30 minutes, will provide relief from the pressure. Sounds crazy, but it works, you'll thank me later.
     
  10. Dove

    Dove News reporters invade my borders.

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    I was drunk when I tried this. And it works!!


    Stand in front of toilet and place head in, upside down, just to where you feel your hair getting wet. Stay there during three flushes. The acoustics of the flushing and the water cycling does something that unclogs the ears.
     
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  11. Mr. Wonderful

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    Insert grenade.

    Pull pin.
     
  12. aceboon

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    I just go to an ENT, tried the over counter stuff with the syringes and it just made my ear even more clogged up. ENT just went right in and there and pulled the wax out.
     
  13. Mots010

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    Damn, I've got horrible ear congestion right now as well, which developed out of a minor cold. Went to the doc but its not an ear infection, so antibiotics likely wouldnt help. Taking decongestants and flonase, which helps a little bit, but the muffled hearing and ringing blows. Another week of this and i'll probably go to a specialist.
     
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    We REALLY need the season to start.
     
  15. superjohn

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    Made me spit my water out and forget about my ear, well done. I'll try the toilet method tonight.
     
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  16. Rocktheworld

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    Not an ENT, but am a medical Speech Pathologist so I have some foundational knowledge about the ear.

    Figure out if it's actually just wax in your ears (easy fix with some candle contraptions they got out there) or if you have a middle ear infection. Any symptoms besides some hearing loss? If so, you're going to want to see a doctor.
     
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    I'm disappointed I wasn't there to watch you pour olive oil in your ear.
     
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    first finger, then q-tip, then car keys, lastly hair pin
     
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  19. Husky25

    Husky25 Dink & Dunk beat the Greatest Show on Turf.

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    "Clogged" ears likely means fluid on the inside of your eardrum. I had this problem in a major way about 15 years ago and went to an ENT doctor. I literally felt deaf. He gave me antibiotics for a possible infection, but to "unclog" my ears, he told me to pinch my nose closed, close my mouth, breath out against the shut off airways, and swallow repeatedly. It's gross if you think about it, but because your ears, nose and mouth are all connected, you end up swallowing the fluid down into your stomach.
     
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    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    Van Gogh that sucker! :D

    Seriously, I have severe hearing loss, and recently had this in my left ear for 6 weeks or so (making a mostly deaf me even more so). It's likely a clog in the Eustachian tubes. If you are prone to allergies, get some antihistamines in you pronto, Claritin or whatever you use. You may also find that Sudafed can help reduce the pressure. Along with that, try the saline nasal rinses (Neli Rinse brand). If you are badly clogged you may get some pain, but it will help relieve it over time.
     
  21. BUConn10

    BUConn10 Artist formerly known as BUHusky10

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    If mild to moderate theres stuff called Murine at CVSalong with some other brands that will liquify the wax then you squeeze a turkey baster thing full of warm water into your ear to wash it out. If its impacted then this stuff wont work, you'll need to go to the doctor for them to use this special device that washes the ear our with high pressure.
     
  22. Brett95

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    I go to an Ear Dr. regularly, and to keep ears clean from wax, capful of hydrogen peroxide in each ear on a weekly basis and do it while in the shower.
     
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    Forgot sewing needle.
     
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  24. Kemba'sYogurt

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    I swim year round, this happens after every practice I go to, which is 6-7 days a week. Usually just go lay on the couch or in bed on the side of the ear that is clogged. Usually takes 20-30 minutes.
     
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  25. temery

    temery What?

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    Get lots of rest, drink plenty of water, and you'll feel better in a week to ten days.