How to remove ear plugs at home?
Ear plugs give us a lot of trouble, impairing hearing and even causing a headache. Why they are formed and how to remove traffic jams in the ears, without resorting to the help of doctors, we will tell in our article.
Why is the ear plug formed?
Special glands of the ear canal produce a substance that protects the ears from dust, bacteria and small insects, and which we call sulfur. Usually, sulfur accumulates and is brought to the outside in a natural way, moving along the ear canals during chewing, speaking and other actions in which the jaws are involved.
However, sometimes for some reason it stays inside, is tamped down and closes the auditory canal, forming a cork that prevents us from properly perceive sounds. Most often, the appearance of traffic jams is affected by the following factors:
- anatomical features. Too narrow or curved ear canal prevents the natural removal of excess sulfur;
- thick hair covering the ear canal;
- sudden changes in temperature;
- regular water ingress into the ears;
- use of hearing aids, headphones;
- excessive zeal in cleaning the ears with cotton swabs, as a result of which sulfur is not extracted, but on the contrary, is pushed further along the channel.
The risk group also includes people with diseases that violate the natural process of self-cleaning of the ear from sulfur - otitis, dermatitis, eczema, etc.
Symptoms of congestion in the ears
With absolute certainty, only a otorhinolaryngologist can form a cork in a doctor who is popularly referred to as a “lorus” or a otolaryngologist. He will quickly and painlessly remove the sulfur plug.
However, there are cases when there is no opportunity to seek help from a specialist. What are the signs to determine the presence of traffic jams in the ears?
First, you will notice a hearing loss. Periodically there may be noise, hum and ringing, the ear can lay. When the stopper begins to put pressure on the eardrum, you may feel sore and dizzy, nauseous. If not timely holdremoval of corkthen its presence in the immediate vicinity of the eardrum provokes the onset of the inflammatory process in the middle ear.
How to remove traffic jams at home?
When you remove the ear plug, you must first soften it and then remove it. Keep in mind: to carry out the procedure for cleansing the auditory canal from compressed sulfur at home is possible only for those who have no damage to the eardrum, are not sick with diabetes and have not suffered ear inflammation, including otitis, in the recent past.
Get rid of cork in the ears at homecan be in several ways.
Washing with water
Boil the water and cool to a warm state. Dial it into a large syringe without a needle or a small syringe, bend over your ear that you are going to rinse over the bath and pour water into the ear canal under a little pressure. Then close the ear with cotton. In time, the moisture will soften the sulfur, and it will come out. This procedure does not always bring results from the first time. Try to repeat it several days in a row.
Remove plugs in the ears at home by using hydrogen peroxide. First, 20 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide is poured into the ear canal (usually a syringe with a missing needle is used for this). A reaction should begin, followed by a hiss.Wait 10 minutes, then tilt your head down and rinse it with water.
Another way to remove the cork from the ear is to use wax candles. Pharmacies sell special taper candles, hollow inside. This candle is inserted into the ear canal (the skin around it is better protected with a cloth) and ignited. When burning creates a pressure drop between the ear and the emptiness inside the candle, because of which the sulfur is squeezed out of the ear canal.
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