How Do You Clear A Blocked Eustachian Tube?


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Matt Domm Profile
Matt Domm answered
If you need to clear a blocked Eustachian tube you need to know what is actually causing it. It could be caused from a cold, allergies, or from any sinus infection. You will have to visit your doctor to get a prognosis and subsequent treatment. If it is from a cold your doctor will probably prescribe saline drops or saline nasal wash. If it is a sinus infection he will prescribe antibiotics. If it is from an allergy, he will prescribe an antihistamine or an inhaled nasal steroid. 
You could also try a home remedy with a neti pot that you will find at your pharmacy. It is always important though, to first seek the advice of a doctor.
1.       Half fill the neti pot with some warm saline water or plain water. Add half a teaspoon of nasal spray. Mix this solution by gently shaking.
2.       Place the spout of the neti pot into your nostril. Carefully pour the solution in to your sinus and tilt your head from side to side.
3.       Plug your other nostril with a finger.
4.       To avoid the solution from being swallowed, use your tongue to block your throat.
5.       Hold your breath.
6.       Tilt your head as far forward as you can as if touching your knees. Then tilt your head as far back as you can with your chin pointing towards the sky.
7.       Now tilt your head from side to side as far as you can go down.
8.       Next, lean your head forwards over a sink to drain the solution out.
9.       Blowing your nose quite hard will help to unclog your inner ear. Forced yawning or chewing on gum can also help to drain the ear.
Yooti Bhansali Profile
Yooti Bhansali answered
The Eustachian tube also called as the auditory tube is the kind of tube that connects the pharynx to the middle ear. In grown ups the Eustachian tube measures around 35 mm. Its name is derived from the name of the sixteenth century anatomist named Eustachius.

Infections in the airway or even allergy's can result in the swelling of the Eustachian tube. This swelling can be decreased by the usage of pseudoephedrine. These kinds of swellings commonly occur in children. The pain can also be relieved, by the performing of an endonasal therapy by a professional. This is the standard cure that is used to drain and cleanse the Eustachian tube of congestion. This is not professional medical advice; if the problem persists it would be best to consult a doctor.
Zack Chulow Profile
Zack Chulow answered


A very effective way to clear the tube of eustachian is using ear candles.

The heat up the tube using smoke.

Personally it works for me as my left ear is blocked and I always feel like I need to unpop it.

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Anonymous answered
I have a blocked eustachian tube for the past 2 years and its driving me mad, I have been to the doctor on numerous occasions with no success now I'm asking does anyone know how to unblock the eustachian tube??? Please

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