Have you or someone you know has experienced ear congestion? We know how painful and troublesome it can be but before you spend lots of money on a doctors appointment, try this fantastic home remedy to get rid of ear congestion.
All you'll be needing is Vicks vaporub and chances are you already have this cheap yet effective staple at home.
Ear congestion occurs when your Eustachian tube becomes obstructed or is not functioning properly. The Eustachian tube is a small canal that runs between your nose and your middle ear. It helps equalize the pressure in your middle ear. When the Eustachian tube becomes clogged, you feel fullness and pressure in your ear. You might also experience muffled hearing and ear pain.
Once you start feeling that ear congestion, you can take steps to relieve your ears, including blow your nose gently and drinking lots of fluids. However, when your ear congestion persists other steps must be taken.
Why this works you ask? Simple, Vicks contains eucalyptus oil and menthol that possess both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This may help clear clogged ears caused due to inflammation or infection.
The active ingredients in Vicks, includes camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol -which have made Vicks popular in treating coughs, congestion, minor aches and pains as well as colds and muscle discomfort. However, Vicks can also offer major relief in treating ear congestion. Try rubbing a small amount of Vicks on a cotton ball. Put the cotton it in your ear for several hours, several times a day. The healing salve will reduce the pain and also prevent infection.
Remember, for mild earaches, use a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on a cotton ball; this will help reduce the pain. If the pain does not go away, you should see your doctor.
Take a little Vicks on your fingertip.
Apply it behind the affected ear. Leave it on overnight.
Alternatively, you can also put some Vicks in a bowl of hot water and allow its steam
to enter your ears.