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I tried what this poster suggested and it really does work! My ear is not completely clear but less clogged than it was 3 minutes ago!

Submitted by bri at 2008-02-20 23:37:06
I had a bad cold (probably the flu) for the past few days, and I was able to get rid of the other symptoms. However, from blowing my nose too hard, I felt that terrible nagging buildup in my ear canals. I tried pseudoephedrine and other decongestants but could not drain my ears.

I then landed on this neat little trick - I stuck my pointer fingers in my ears; not all the way, but enough for the tips of my nails to go slightly past the curve in the outer canal. With tops of the fingers pointing up, I kept my fingers straight and used the leverage to pry that outer opening of the ear up and towards the back of my head. It feels like its pulling on other things farther in the ear, and it doesn't hurt. It only muffles the hearing. I then yawned and kept those muscles stretched for as long as I could.

Within a few seconds, I could literally feel the warm buildup draining down my canals. I repeated a few times and it has not come back. This may be unique to my ear build, but will use this from now on, it was instant!

The trick to preventing this in the first place is to not blow your nose to hard. Like other posters have said, it pushes the buildup not out your nose but up your ear canals.
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Jenny Pleaidian

I just did the stick in the finger trick and i feel a little bit of fluid dripping and some relief. I also put the tea tree oil and clove oil on the outer part of my ear and rubbed it in. I have some relief from these methods. Now my issue has been a year and half of hell, an emergency room visit for 10,000 dollars and no help. My eyesight is effected, i have been convulsing with vertigo, room spinning etc. It has been a nightmare. I didn't realize it was my ear problem until this week when someone posted a blog on the internet and spent 30,000 in the emergency room with no help only to find out herself it was vertigo with inner ear problem. So much for our medical system that i can never get help from and just help their big fat wallets. This ear method above worked better then the 10,000 hospital visit and another doctor visit at a clinic that did nothing but take my money. Thank you for these websites. I ordered an ear candle to try that and one of those ear popper machines sold on ebay.

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