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Blocked Ears!


#1
Anybody got any good tips for curing a blocked ear?

I've had a blocked ear for over a day now and it is seriously having a negative effect on my satisfaction of life :violin:

I've tried pinching my nose/holding breath and blowing "through my ears" but this does nothing!
I'm fairly sure that I've managed to push some ear wax forming a plug (I was cleaning my ears with cotton buds a few hours before the blockage occured)

And I'm so desperate to cure it that I've resorted to posting here for help!
 

Corrosive

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Staff member
#5
Download a Justin Bieber track from iTunes and put it on loop on your iPod. That will make you thankful for blocked ears for ever more. In fact you'll be shoving peanuts in there to keep them blocked.
 

bigdave

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Staff member
#6
Have you had cold recently? I got blocked ears after a cold not so long ago. There was nothing the doc could do but they got better on their own after about a week.
 
#7
Have you had cold recently? I got blocked ears after a cold not so long ago. There was nothing the doc could do but they got better on their own after about a week.
Yeah :( I suspected the cold to have something to do with it (even though my ears are rarely effected when I get colds, which isn't often) - Shoving cotton buds in there probably didn't help at all (obviously).

When they finally pop, I think I'm going to breakdown in tears of joy
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#8
Try warming some olive oil (or vegetable oil) (not too hot though!) and pouring a bit (not too much!) into the ear. It should help melt the blockage...

My mum used to do it - I've never tried it!!
 

Dave L

Well-Known Member
#9
Try warming some olive oil (or vegetable oil) (not too hot though!) and pouring a bit (not too much!) into the ear. It should help melt the blockage...

My mum used to do it - I've never tried it!!
My mum used to do that too but, instead of an ear, she used a frying pan, thinly sliced garlic and seasonal vegetables. Lovely.
 
#10
I was going to suggest warm olive oil too - they usually ask you to do this for a week before you have your ears syringed anyway to make sure the wax is soft enough. Lovely.