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Blocked Ear By Mucus

The ear and nose are related organs. A tube called Eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the nose. Eustachian tube equalizes the pressure between the middle ear and the air from outside.

Children might get ear blocked by mucus. The immature Eustachian tube might be the reason for this. The Eustachian tube might not be grown fully in children. This makes the bacteria to enter into the ear through the short or angled Eustachian tube.

Causes of Ear Blocked By Mucus
Common cold is the cause for mucus buildup. The ear might get blocked if there is mucus build up.

The primary causes of ear block by mucus are:

  • Immature or deformed Eustachian tube
  • Swelling of the nasal passage
  • Accumulation of bacteria
  • Secretion of mucus to the middle ear
  • Poor immune system

Symptoms of Ear Blocked By Mucus
The primary symptoms of ear blocked by mucus are:

  • Stuffiness in the ear
  • Feeling plugged
  • Ear pain
  • Ear popping
  • Wax buildup
  • Fluid build up
  • Irritation
  • Sinus drainage
  • Cold and mucus buildup
  • Drainage from the Eustachian tube when there is a block
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling weak

Home Remedies for Ear Blocked By Mucus
The ear blocked by mucus might be treated. One might go to the doctor if the conditions are worse.

The primary treatments for the ear blocked by mucus are:

  • Chewing gum or enjoying a sweet might help
  • Take a lot of fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C. Vitamin C supplements might be taken once or twice in a day to reduce the possibility of getting cold and mucus buildup
  • Take proper rest to empower the immune system
  • Try to avoid poking the ears when it is blocked by mucus. It might cause an infection in the ear
  • Be alert during a take off and landing of the plane during a plane journey. Try not to sleep at these times
  • Try to swallow and yawn to pop the ear block
  • Try to avoid those who are sneezing and coughing
  • Try to reduce milk and diary products
  • Inhale and hold nose with fingers and try to blow air gently through the nose
  • Rinse the hands with soap or sanitizer in cold water before and after every meals
  • Have a lot of fruits and vegetables and try to keep the diet as balanced as possible
  • Avoid touching the nose and eyes frequently. Wash hands with a sanitizer after coming back from outside
  • Take a lot of water, fresh fruit juices and other fluids

2 responses to Blocked Ear By Mucus

  1. Sinusitis sucks.Ear blockage is a big problem, especially during winters.If you want to get rid of ear blockage, try this:
    inhale air through your mouth to get the max amount of air.Now keep your mouth and nose closed and blocked respectively, and try to ‘exhale via the ears’.In fact you simply have to exert some pressure & the ears will instantly open up.Don’t damage your ears by exerting too much pressure.And then slightly sneeze to get rid of that damn mucous.If you exert too much pressure and fuck your head up then don’t blame me!

    • OW!! thats sho shweet of u!! thank u soo much, it really did worked!! i have no words to thank u enough…..i always have this ear blockage when ever i get flu, i have sinus as well thats y i fall sick often and once my ear gets blocked i feel like its never gonna get unblocked agn,i hate the feelin of ear blockage, hell frustrating and annoying….anyways, ur method helped me to overcome this, thank u so much dude!! i’ll accept any pain not ear blockage, its so intolerable…..

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