I am a school teacher, so my work environment is much like a petri dish of germs! Living surrounded by mountains, the change in elevation when driving creates a problem for me when I have a bad cold and my ears are clogged. I asked my school nurse if she could suggest something. She said that when she was a nurse in an urgent care clinic, they would mix up a solution of baby shampoo, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water and spray it gently into the clogged ear. Repeating until the clogging was popped. I guess the shampoo helps to break up the clog. I now carry my little spray bottle with me when I have a cold and it really works for me. My students laugh when they see me spraying into my ear, but the relief is well worth their giggles.
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