A clogged ear can easily be one of the most annoying but commonly recurring experiences in the world. The various reasons behind clogged ears are very diverse, but thankfully, they can remedied with a relatively small investment in time and energy under most circumstances. If you want to spare yourself the annoyance of clogged ears quickly and easily, then the following methods can all be highly satisfying courses of action to take without needing to break the bank in the process.

Apply a small amount of clean water to the affected ear canal.

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the affected ear is as clean as possible. Rather than pouring water directly into your ear, however, you’ll be better off moistening a small piece of tissue or cloth and then using it to swab the inner area of the canal delicately and carefully. You don’t want to risk the ear getting waterlogged, but you definitely want to make sure that the most immediately problematic and easily removable residue is taken care of.

Apply an earwax removal solution to the affected canal.

After you’ve lightly dampened and cleaned the affected ear, the next step is to apply one or two drops of an earwax removal solution. For the most beneficial outcome, it would be wise to find a place that you can lie down on your side comfortably. To reduce the chance of needing to clean up any stray solution drips, you may want to have a paper towel underneath the side of your head opposite to the affected ear canal that you’re treating with the earwax removal solution.

After applying just one or two drops of the solution, you’ll want to keep your head tilted in a way that prevents it from leaking out before it’s had a chance to fully dissolve whatever blockage is giving you trouble. Just about 5 minutes should be optimal time for the solution to work to the fullest extent of its ability.

Give the ear a finishing rinse.

After the removal solution has had some time to work at dissolving the wax in your ears, you should be able to wash it out along with whatever material its been able to successfully soften. Rinsing your ear out can be made easier with a water-dispensing syringe that comes included in most earwax removal kits.

Getting additional assistance…

While a few drops of earwax removal solution and rinsing are generally sufficient, there may be cases that call for more involved means. If you want to go the extra mile to make sure that a clogged ear can be unclogged for good, feel free to get in contact with us today.