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bri

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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Anonymous

Wow the leverage and yawn trick just solved my problem that I've been having for 6 months!!! who ever you are thanks

Anonymous

Hey! that was amazing and totaly worked!

Anonymous

wow,thanks!!!

Anonymous

THANK YOU!!!

I can hear!

YES! Relief! I am a singer and have a really strong exhalation, so whenever I blow my nose, some stuff comes out my nostrils but a lot also gets jammed way up into my ears. I have been suffering for 3 weeks with a cold or allergies or sinus infection (still don't really know - am guessing a long lasting sinus viral infection now) and haven;t been able to smell, taste or hear. This tactic, along with singing some arpeggios, taking claritin and sudafed, and doing some nasal irrigation (recommended - you don't have to blow your nose so hard because water pushes out the mucus) have all helped me tremendously.

SR

It worked for me! Thanks

Anonymous

Surprisingly this worked.

GrandmaHeidi

After several days of searching the web for an answer to unclogging my ear, who would've though that my finger was the cure! Thanks for the suggestion and the almost-instant relief!

Amy

This worked for me too...almost instantly! What a relief! I am suffering from one of the worst colds I've ever had and I swear this whole ear clogged thing was about to send me over the edge. Thanks!

Anonymous

I tried it over and over again. NO success at all. Same thing started with a cold.

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