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My left ear isn’t plugged anymore!!!
For 3 weeks, I had a plugged ear due to mucus and congestion from a bad cold. I tried so many ways (including ear drops and pills from the pharmacy) with no luck. But I finally found two ways:

1.)INHALE MINT & SALT STEAM: Fill a thermos (I used a 16oz lunch thermos) with boiling water. Then add 1 Tbsp. of salt and a handful of mint leaves (salt and mint amount may vary depending on your thermos size) Close the thermos for about 5 minutes. Afterwards, remove the thermos lid, place a bath towel over your head to cover your face, and hold the thermos under your nose. Gently inhale the steam. Be careful not to burn yourself! Inhale the steam for 10-15 minutes; do this once in the morning and once before bedtime. After you’re done, be sure to wash your face because the steam has traces of salt in it.

2.)GURGLE OIL: I know this may seem a bit disgusting, but it works! This method actually originated from India. Gurgle 1-2 Tsp. of oil (olive oil, sunflower oil, etc.) for as long as you can. Gurgling moves the muscles that will help remove mucus. Do this during the daytime when you can sit down for a while. If you can’t handle the taste of water, try gurgling water (not juice, coffee, etc.)
After trying these methods for one day, my ear was about 70% better. By the second day of repeating these tactics, my ear was essentially healed!

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70 year old Karen

I too had a clogged ear for 3 weeks. I went to the dr and he suggested
Claritin d for a week. Thankfully, there was no infection. Claritin D didn't help much so I switched to Mucinex D . I used Benedryl at night. That worked better. But after 2 1/2 weeks I tried stopping my medication and the clogged ear came right back. One day I read your remedy, so I tried a combination of things,: steamy shower,inhaling steam from boiling water, jalapeno,gargling,and bending over and gently blowing with my nose plugged. I got the most relief from the steam. Swallowing and 'snorting' the mucus down my throat by using steam cleared my ear at least 70%.
Thanks for the advice..


Coconut oil is the best to gurgle with for this, it is antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic


When your inner ear is congested, it is actually part of your sinuses and can be cleared internally by getting decongestant in the Eustachian tube. The trick for the method of delivery and the solution that works best is available - it's easy and it's called Earadicator. Google it.


Gargle. It's called gargling. Not gurgling.

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