If you’ve ever had the fortune of experiencing a clogged or aching ear, then you know that it can be painful and downright frustrating. And if one of your ears is clogged up, chances are that the other one is too. So how do you relieve pressure from an ear? Thankfully, there are many different methods for doing so – from ice packs to rubbing alcohol to olive oil! In this post we’ll discuss all of these remedies including what they’re best for and how they work.
How to relieve pressure in ear?
- a clogged or sore ear can be relieved with massage
- rubbing alcohol can be used to sooth a sore ear
- ear drops help relieve pain and numbness in the ears
- olive oil is said to work and has even been used as a natural anti-inflammatory
How To Relieve Ear Pain Using Ice Packs
When you have a clogged or painful ear, it’s often best to put an ice pack on it. The cold will help numb the pain temporarily while you wait for your doctor to get there, but whether this is actually effective is debatable. Some people claim that the ice pack itself makes their pain worse, and others think that it’s helpful as long as it lasts. If you know that your ear is turning red, screaming in pain and/or is accompanied by severe hearing loss, it’s best to go see a doctor.
Also Read: How to get rid of ear infection?
How To Relieve Ear Pain – Using Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol can be used to soothe ear pain and relieve pressure by loosening any excess wax that may be in the ear canal. You can purchase rubbing alcohol at a pharmacy or drug store, however it is also very easy to make at home! Simply follow these directions:
- grab a cotton ball – fill it with rubbing alcohol, then put a cotton ball over the top of it – gently rub the bottom of your ear back and forth until everything dries up – repeat if necessary
How To Relieve Ear Pain Using Ear Drops
Ear drops can also be used to relieve pain in the ear. Oftentimes people use these at home and then again when they go to a doctor. This is because medically prescribed ear drops tend to work better than the over-the-counter ones you can buy at a drug store. For example, there are several different kinds of ear wax removal drops that feature different active ingredients, such as benzocaine, lidocaine and phenylephrine hydrochloride (which is known by the brand name Clear Ears®). People use these ear drops when they feel that they need to soften the wax in their ear to make it easier to remove.
How To Relieve Pain – Using Olive Oil
It’s important not to get dehydrated when you’re sick and your body is fighting off symptoms from a cold or flu. Olive oil is supposed to relieve pain and inflammation, which is why many people use it for clogged ears as well. You can put olive oil in your ear for relief of pain and pressure, but some people just put the oil on their outer ear and wait for the capillaries surrounding the area to do all of the work.
Note: Always consult your doctor. If you have an ear infection, your doctor will give you medication that will help relieve your pain.