Having blocked ears is not only an uncomfortable feeling but can also lead to further complications for the ear canal, middle and inner ear. This problem should not be underestimated and proper action should be taken in order to unblock the ear.
Below we explain how to unblock ears at home safely, and advise when you need to visit a medical professional.
How to Unblock Ears Safely at Home
One of the most common reasons for blocked ears is the buildup of ear wax in the ear canal. Ear wax secretion is natural and serves as a protection from dust and debris for the internal ear parts. If not cleaned regularly, though, or if the person is suffering from excess wax, it can accumulate, harden and cause conductive hearing loss.
Its removal should be done carefully, without inserting any objects with sharp edges such as hairpins, napkin corners or even cotton buds. They can push the wax even deeper in the canal or puncture the sensitive eardrum membrane.
However, there are some popular options that you can try at home such as various ear wax removal products you can find easily on the market. You can try the Earpal Ear Wax Removal tool that is made from surgical stainless steel and is completely safe for the eardrum. For general ear hygiene, it is recommended to use a wash or spray such as Earol Olive Oil Spray to further dissolve wax.
Furthermore, you can browse the complete collection of ear hygiene and cleaning products here. Additionally, as impacted wax can cause severe discomfort, should this escalate, it is advised that you visit a medical professional.