Advice 1: What to do if laid and sore ear

Respiratory diseases are often accompanied by stuffiness and pain in the ear. Some people are taking this seriously: do not worry, after recovery everything will be. But this is a dangerous misconception.

How can you get rid of ear stuffiness



Swelling causing a feeling of stuffiness ear, can go into otitis media, and in the most severe cases, even lead to inflammation of the ear nerve, resulting in irreversible hearing loss. So if the ear and it hurts, it is necessary to take action.

Why there is this feeling? The auditory system includes external ear, middle ear, inner ear and the vestibular apparatus (organ of balance). The middle ear is connected to the mouth cavity via the so-called Eustachian tube, outer ear through the external auditory canal. In a number of diseases, the patency of the Eustachian tube due to cold and swelling of the mucosa of the nasopharynx is deteriorating, and the pressure in the middle ear changes. The person feels discomfort, congestion of the ear.

Therefore, in such situation it is necessary to clean the nasal passages and immediately after the use of vasoconstrictor drugs. If after a sick person blowing your nose, it will drop in each nostril 1-2 drops of Gasoline",".", "Naphazoline", "Throat", or similar means, there will be a clear improvement. This procedure is carried out several times a day, depending on health. You should not use these drugs too often, as they are addictive.

Good and proven tool – lavage of the nasopharynx. For this you can use special products based on sea water "Phrase", "Akvamaris", "Marimer". Or, prepare a solution of common salt (1 full teaspoon in a glass of warm boiled water). This procedure is quite unpleasant, but effective.

From nasal ear well help simple breathing exercises. You can, for example, firmly pinch the nostrils with your fingers and some times with force try to exhale through the nose. Some doctors recommend inflating balloons or blowing into the narrow tube.

What to doif ear hurts



There are many effective home remedies which can relieve the pain in the ear. For example, the instillation of warm oil (olive, sea buckthorn, almond). Well also helps instill the juice of onion or horseradish, 2-3 drops three times a day. Contrary to widespread prejudice, bury boric alcohol in the affected ear is not necessary! It can worsen the patient's condition.

Will also help with honey-soaked cotton swab that is attached to your ear at night. In any case it is better not to self-medicate, and seek assistance from a doctor.

Advice 2: What to do if laid his ear

A blocked ear can occur for several reasons and in different situations. This effect can accompany flights the plane, swimming in the pool or occur without exposure to the environment. To the congestion can last a few minutes or several days or even weeks. It is very important to take measures to eliminate this condition, otherwise there can be serious complications.

The main causes of ear stuffiness




One of the main causes of ear stuffiness is a sharp pressure drop. Such effects can arise, for example, while traveling by plane, traveling with the help of the lift or skating on the big rides.


A sharp drop in blood pressure may also cause ear congestion. In this case, the main role is played by weather conditions, sudden movements or prolonged headaches.


Congestion often occurs after or during any disease. In this case, this effect should be of particular concern. Prolonged congestion within a few days it is better to seek help from a specialist. During colds the mucus can get from the nose into the ear Department, which will lead to serious consequences without proper treatment.
To prevent the blockage of ears during the flight the aircraft should gently massage the temples.



In some cases congestion may be improper hygiene. If after cleaning the ears with cotton swabs, the effect fails, you should immediately seek the advice of a doctor.


Methods of removing ear stuffiness




If you laid the ear due to pressure drop, the best way to eliminate this effect are deep breaths. You can try to yawn or swallow saliva several times.


At hit of water in ears, it is better to gently clean the ear with cotton buds. To do this procedure should be done with care, the head thus it is better to incline to that side which is laid ear.


If the reason for the congestion is transferred colds, it is best to use special salt solution. You can cook it yourself or buy any drugs with the content sea salt, such as drops for nasal irrigation or sprays. Independently of such a mixture can be done, spreading in a glass of warm water a teaspoon of salt. Rinse in this case, you have no ears, and nose. Removing the mucus, you can reduce the load on the ear Department.
In any case, do not try to get rid of ear stuffiness with hard or sharp objects. Such actions can damage the eardrums and even lose their hearing.



For the treatment of congestion in the ears you can buy special preparations, such as ear candles. Most importantly in this case – to observe all rules specified on the packaging or in the attached instructions. Try to quickly eliminate the effects of congestion by using hydrogen peroxide. The ear should drip a few drops of the drug, and then rinse thoroughly with water. Instead of bleach you can try to apply olive oil.
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