Clogged ears can cause severe pain and distress if not dealt with earlier enough. With over five medically proven methods on how to unclog ears, it is important that you should know the dos and don’ts as you keep your ear canals free from accumulated wax.
Use Only Verified Solutions to Unclog your Ears
You will need a wax-softening solution to unclog the outer ear region and combined effort of muscular movements along the jaws and throat regions for middle ear region. The inner ear requires qualified doctors with special medical tools to unclog. Ensure that the wax-cleaning solution is lukewarm. A solution that is too cold or too warm is dangerous for your ears. Lie down on your side with the ear you want to unclog facing the ceiling. Put a towel underneath your head to prevent any excess solution that will spill out of your ear from reaching other parts of your body.
Use a Dry Towel to Clean up a Drained Ear Canal
The ear canal should be dried using a clean and dry towel or cotton wool. Do not use polythene or other polyester materials to dry up your ear after cleaning it up with a Wax-softening solution. A piece of cotton cloth that is clean can also be used for this purpose. Remember that you are just drying the canal and the openings after a thorough cleaning using a glycerin or mineral oil solution mixed with lukewarm water.
Use Water as the Solvent when Mixing the Unclogging Component
Hydrogen peroxide, mineral oil and glycerin are some of the components that can be used in preparing the unclogging solution. You can use either of the three as prescribed by ear, nose and throat specialist by mixing with warm water. These materials are readily available at home. Your water should be distilled or boiled to disinfect it completely. Your ear is very sensitive and can be damaged quite easily if you will use contaminated water or other solutions to mix with your unclogging component. Some of these components, for example, hydrogen peroxide react very violently with some acidic compounds and it is therefore very risky to use non-water solvents to make the wax-softening solution.
-Never scratch the eardrum with your fingernail or matchstick to unclog it. You can impair your hearing by permanently damaging your eardrum.
-Do not attempt to remove any foreign object obstructing your ear. Consult your doctor. The do-it-yourself how to unclog ears methods are meant to remove natural earwax only.
-Do not use mechanized water jet on your ears. It is dangerous for the organs found in the middle and inner ear regions such as the Eustachian tube and eardrum, respectively.
-Do not attempt to unclog your ears using sharp objects such as fingernails. If you fracture your eardrum or any other component see your doctor as quick as possible. Some ear accidents can be dealt with if reported earlier enough.
These tips will help you know how to maintain strong and healthy ears. Unclogging blocked ears should be done by qualified professionals. If you are not sure of how to do it yourself, then please do not attempt any written method of unclogging ears.