Plugged ears

     The appearance of this clogged ear condition can be several. Some pathologies that can influence the appearance of this problem are:

  • Rhinopharyngitis (cold)
  • Otitis.
  • Sinusitis.
  • Another cause may be inflammation of the ears.
  • Too much wax in the ears.
  • Barotrauma. It is most common in air travel and diving, associated with a sudden change in atmospheric pressure.
  • Eustachian tube block: whose function compensates for the pressure variations that occur in the middle ear between changes in altitude (plane, mountain road, diving, etc.).

     The most common symptoms are:

  • The most common symptom is hearing loss. If not treated in time it can increase the risk of aggravation
  • The second is an earache
  • Noises in the ear (tinnitus).
  • The least common symptom is fever
  • Dizziness
  • Discharge from the ear

     Some tips that can help you with this problem are:

  • Gushing or chewing gum can relieve the ear of tension
  • Take raw ginger before traveling.
  • You can also use other techniques, such as soaking the wax with baby oil, commercial drops, glycerin, liquid Vaseline, or water.

     The wax can be removed from the ear with the following:

  • First, take water at room temperature.
  • Then hold your head and use a syringe to expel a small stream of water on the ear canal wall, near the wax plug.
  • And finally, hold your head to one side to drain the water, this action can be repeated several times.

In conclusion, experts recommend that you do not wash your ears too often, because ear wax also helps protect your ears. Do not remove the wax from the ears with hard or sharp objects, the wax will come out alone or with the help of a doctor if a plug has been produced.