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So about two weeks ago i got a bad cold. Near the end of getting better, my right ear got clogged during yawning. Weird i know.
Anyways, i thought it would unclog later on but never did and after two days got severe pain. I couldnt sleep. I tried putting drops of olive oil with a little bit of squeezed garlic juice. But no help.
Finally went to my ear, nose and throat doctor and he said it was infected. Gave me some antibiotics and sent me home. The pain went away but after a week, my ear is still clogged. Appearantly, the part thats clogged is the eustachian tube, which is the tube that runs from the back of your throat to the inside of your ear. The tube is either swollen shut (inflammation) or severely clogged with mucus. It just wont drain.
I've tried saline sinus washing but did not work. I tried decongestants, nothing!
I tried mucus thinners ( mucinex), didnt work. Drinking water, excersicing, sleeping on my side....nope, nope nope.
I get occasional pain, dizziness, im almost deaf in that ear and its annoying as hell!

Anyone else had this problem? Anyone have any possible solutions. I just bought some colloidal silver nasal spray yesterday but nothing has happened yet.
I just setup another doc appointment for tomorrow.
 

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I have used a couple drops of tea tree oil on a q-tip to clear up minor clogged/infected ears. I have also heard of people doing the same with hydrogen peroxide. Neither treatment something I would do on a ongoing basis, but effective for a quick fix.
 

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p.s. go COMPLETELY free of dairy and wheat for at least 3 or 4 days... those two foods are very common sources of mucus, and associated infections.
 

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Go see and Ear, nose and throat doctor ASAP. I screwed around with homemade remedies for my ears back in the summer of 2009 and ended up in the hospital for four days with a massive staff infection. Go see a pro...
 

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I used hydrogen peroxide once. A few drops in my
waxed up ear. The wax reacted and expanded inside
my ear canal. Had to go to an ENT to have it cleaned
out by a professional.
 

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So about two weeks ago i got a bad cold. Near the end of getting better, my right ear got clogged during yawning. Weird i know.
Anyways, i thought it would unclog later on but never did and after two days got severe pain. I couldnt sleep. I tried putting drops of olive oil with a little bit of squeezed garlic juice. But no help.
Finally went to my ear, nose and throat doctor and he said it was infected. Gave me some antibiotics and sent me home. The pain went away but after a week, my ear is still clogged. Appearantly, the part thats clogged is the eustachian tube, which is the tube that runs from the back of your throat to the inside of your ear. The tube is either swollen shut (inflammation) or severely clogged with mucus. It just wont drain.
I've tried saline sinus washing but did not work. I tried decongestants, nothing!
I tried mucus thinners ( mucinex), didnt work. Drinking water, excersicing, sleeping on my side....nope, nope nope.
I get occasional pain, dizziness, im almost deaf in that ear and its annoying as hell!

Anyone else had this problem? Anyone have any possible solutions. I just bought some colloidal silver nasal spray yesterday but nothing has happened yet.
I just setup another doc appointment for tomorrow.
Sorry to hear about your ear infection. Colloidal Silver works for me, and my wife. There is a thread on this forum that addresses colloidal silver and its many uses. I make my own, but you can buy it at most if not all health food stores.
Read this:
http://colloidalsilversecrets.blogspot.com/2009/04/colloidal-silver-healing-ear-infections.html
 

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Have you tried a blowdryer? I have used a blowdryer on low pointed into my ear from a distance with my head tilted down towards the floor. I have one artificial eustacian tube and one missing so I sympathize with you tremendously.
 

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You need to stop the infection before you can drain the ear if it is that deep into the canal. Start taking colloidal silver 3 times a day. The infection will clear up in 3-5 days. Continue the colloidal silver twice a day for the next 5 days and then once a day for the final 5 days.

Once the infection is gone, use ear candles twice a day to draw out the mucus.

Also - change your diet!
 

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JBuilder:

The Eustachian Tube is unlikely to clog with mere mucus (viscous liquid). Has a medical professional removed any wax obstruction? Left untended, a wax plug can create very serious complications. Flushing with warm water and scraping out any softened wax or foreign matter is normally the first step prior to antibiotics.

Topical colloidal silver won't be able to reach the inner ear if it's blocked, and doesn't help soft tissue inflammation.

Anecdotally, one thing you might consider to reduce inflammation in your sinus passages - and by simple proximity, help fight an inner ear infection - is flushing with a Neti-pot, which you can find at any pharmacy for about $15-20. The sodium bicarbonate solution has proven anti-bacterial properties and the salt helps soothe raw mucus membranes while flushing out allergens. (My hay fever - which cost thousands in decongestants over the years - stopped after I tried Neti-Pot on the recommendation of a neighbor. Some people report that regular flushing also helps reduce symptoms of Tinnitus.)

Try bouncing this off your preferred medical authority.
 

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The inexpensive and effective remedy for "swimmer's ear:"

One part white vinegar - alkalyzer
One part rubbing alcohol - evaporator

Mix together in a clean bottle with dropper.

Tilt head and fill ear canal from dropper.

Keep head tilted for 5 minutes.

Tilt head the other direction and empty ear canal.

Repeat as necessary.
 

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You need to stop the infection before you can drain the ear if it is that deep into the canal. Start taking colloidal silver 3 times a day. The infection will clear up in 3-5 days. Continue the colloidal silver twice a day for the next 5 days and then once a day for the final 5 days.

Once the infection is gone, use ear candles twice a day to draw out the mucus.

Also - change your diet!
Is there a certain concentration that i should take? As in parts per million? Orally or drops into the ear?
Thanks.
 

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JBuilder:

The Eustachian Tube is unlikely to clog with mere mucus (viscous liquid). Has a medical professional removed any wax obstruction? Left untended, a wax plug can create very serious complications. Flushing with warm water and scraping out any softened wax or foreign matter is normally the first step prior to antibiotics.

Topical colloidal silver won't be able to reach the inner ear if it's blocked, and doesn't help soft tissue inflammation.

Anecdotally, one thing you might consider to reduce inflammation in your sinus passages - and by simple proximity, help fight an inner ear infection - is flushing with a Neti-pot, which you can find at any pharmacy for about $15-20. The sodium bicarbonate solution has proven anti-bacterial properties and the salt helps soothe raw mucus membranes while flushing out allergens. (My hay fever - which cost thousands in decongestants over the years - stopped after I tried Neti-Pot on the recommendation of a neighbor. Some people report that regular flushing also helps reduce symptoms of Tinnitus.)

Try bouncing this off your preferred medical authority.

I tried the neti pot but hasnt worked yet. However, its amazing on my sinuses. My ENT doctor also recommends it.
 

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Have you tried a blowdryer? I have used a blowdryer on low pointed into my ear from a distance with my head tilted down towards the floor. I have one artificial eustacian tube and one missing so I sympathize with you tremendously.
I havent tried this.
Question though....whats it like having an artificial eustachian tube?
 

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Don't F around with an ear infection. Mine in the right ear consolidated into a chronic infection and finally, after many, many years of problems, resulted in a mastoidectomy.
 

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You must go to an ENT doctor. You may need another round on antibiotics such as Azithromycin (Z pack) or Cipro.

They will be able to clear the blockage in a way that is safe and effective. You also want to see a doctor to confirm the blockage is not due to something else that has become enlarged in your neck or you have a lingering infection that has begun to spread.

When the doctors are not around after the SHTF you can try all these other home treatments, but for now see an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor.
 

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You must go to an ENT doctor. You may need another round on antibiotics such as Azithromycin (Z pack) or Cipro.

They will be able to clear the blockage in a way that is safe and effective. You also want to see a doctor to confirm the blockage is not due to something else that has become enlarged in your neck or you have a lingering infection that has begun to spread.

When the doctors are not around after the SHTF you can try all these other home treatments, but for now see an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor.
I'll be going to the ENT doctor today for the second time. THe first time he gave me some antibiotics.
 

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Is there a certain concentration that i should take? As in parts per million? Orally or drops into the ear?
Thanks.
30 ppm taken orally....at least that's what I use when I have an infection.
 

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Having one isn't as strange as the ear that doesn't. I blame loud music and Raves but the one without is almost constantly plugged....it is habit for me to hit it with the blowdryer every morning to keep things as unsolid as I can in there.
 

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You must go to an ENT doctor. You may need another round on antibiotics such as Azithromycin (Z pack) or Cipro.

They will be able to clear the blockage in a way that is safe and effective. You also want to see a doctor to confirm the blockage is not due to something else that has become enlarged in your neck or you have a lingering infection that has begun to spread.

When the doctors are not around after the SHTF you can try all these other home treatments, but for now see an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor.
After you have spent a good amount of money on ENTs and antibiotics, and you still have the ear infection, then go with the colloidal silver. An ear infection is nothing to play around with.
 

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I have used a couple drops of tea tree oil on a q-tip to clear up minor clogged/infected ears. I have also heard of people doing the same with hydrogen peroxide. Neither treatment something I would do on a ongoing basis, but effective for a quick fix.
I have had relief with peroxide then cotton ear plugs.
 

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Go see and Ear, nose and throat doctor ASAP. I screwed around with homemade remedies for my ears back in the summer of 2009 and ended up in the hospital for four days with a massive staff infection. Go see a pro...
Best advice here so far.
 

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Yeah, ive cut off the diary completely for about 2 weeks. But i didnt know about the wheat though.
According to Dr. Mercola and others, 30% of the popualation is allergic to wheat (and rice) gluten. The only way to find out is to eliminate it from the diet for at least 3 weeks.
 

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After you have spent a good amount of money on ENTs and antibiotics, and you still have the ear infection, then go with the colloidal silver. An ear infection is nothing to play around with.
Nothing against colloidal silver, I would just hate if he did not go have this checked and down the road we hear the tube is closed due to an abnormality such as a tumor. Its easy to say just take this just take that when its not your life, I have seen this first hand. If you have access to health care then use it. I am not saying run to the doctor everytime you break a finger nail, but there are medical conditions that require a visit to a Doctor from time to time.

Lets hope its nothing but an infection, but its not worth the risk.
 

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I hope you can get it cleared up. I'm glad you brought up these issues. I have been suffering with ear ringing for nearly a year. Some days bearable, others unbearable like today. I went to an audiologist and all that was found is there is suppose to be a cavity behind the midle ear that I believe she said the eustation tubes open into and it is suppose t maintain a level pressure (unless you are moving between atmoshperes). She said it maybe allergies but the pressure is not being maintained and is sucking the middle ear into the cavity (periodically clears w/ painful pop). She said she did not think the ear ringing was related. I am so weary of the ear ringing. I am wondering if it might be food allergy related causing the ringing, I know it started when I was given some medication and hormones. Anyone found a resolution for ear ringing? Anyone else having to deal with this?
 

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Good morning. This is my first post here but I've benefited greatly from reading you folks for a few years now so first, I thank you.

I registered because I do know how to rid these ear problems. All my life I've had them but no more for the past 4 years. I've been to 4 different allergists, one of whom is a university research specialist. I got rounds of allergy shots until I had a reaction and couldn't get them anymore. Then I got the sinus surgery which was painful and did no good. I was on antibiotics and steroids continuously for a couple of years and yet the ear infection and allergies just took over my life...until...

ENZYMES! You need enzymes to clear the toxins that have overwhelmed your system. It is so simple. We were meant to eat raw foods in abundance but nobody I know does that. Enzymes are in raw fruits and vegetables. The very best way to get them is by getting a vegetable juicer and juicing a combination of carrots, beet, romaine and anything leafy and green, tomato, celery, ginger, apple, lemon, cucumber, etc. at least once a day in the morning on an empty stomach. It's a great breakfast.

Then, go to the health food store and get some more enzymes in capsule form. Digestive enzymes should be taken with each meal and each snack. There are many different ones from which to choose. Also, "AllerFree" and "Candex" are two that I think are absolutely necessary as a daily rule.

After you've gotten yourself into the routine of the above, you'll be feeling so well that you'll want to go a step further. Google "Earthing" and get yourself an earthing half-sheet. I won't make this into a long, drawn-out post about that but it would be worth a thread all by itself. I believe "grounding" will be a huge business model in the near future. Meanwhile, until you get your sheet, just go outside barefooted whenever you can on a safe plot of earth.

I know for a fact this will work for you because not only myself but others I've informed have gotten completely well and into a whole new era of wellness. I never even take allergy medicines anymore and the doctors who tested me told me they'd not seen a more allergic individual in their careers. My husband who is a medical doctor is absolutely astounded.

Have a great day and I do hope you'll do this. :shine:
 

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Good morning.
This is my first post here but
I've benefited greatly from reading
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so first, I thank you.

Welcome aboard! What took you so long? :grin10:
 

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Thank you :) I did try registering some time ago but at that time your membership was full and they weren't allowing new people.

I'd like to add regarding the ears ringing...

I used to go answer the phone a few times per day only to find it was my ears ringing and not the phone. lol It takes longer for the ears to stop ringing and I think that's because the long term damage just takes longer to get back to normal. So, I went from answering nonringing phones to intermittent ringing to quieter ringing and now to occasional ringing which usually means I've gone out of town and left my juicer at home. It gets better. And the soreness in the lymph node under the ear stops hurting altogether too. It's all good. :fisheye: Won't even mention that the vertigo completely goes away as well. Happy New Year!
 

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have had lots of wax buildup over the years... "liquid cleansers" never worked...

... worked in a microchip factory... and used the tiny vacuum "pick-up" hose... to suck the "goop" out - worked great...

yeah, doctors will say "don't introduce anything foreign into your ear, including q-tips, risking injury & infection"...

but worked so well I bought a vacuum pump off ebay... fitted it with thin hose & a fuel filter... and whenever "congested"...

the "mechanical" method... just like hosing out the crannies in your car's carpeting...

gross but efficient!

:bandit:
 

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Thanks everyone for your posts. Just a quick update on my ear situation. I went to my ENT doctor on Tuesday of last week and i told him about my status.....occasional ear pain, ringing, almost complete deafness, slight diziness...etc.
He took a look at my ear drum and said that the redness and inflammation had gone down compared to a week ago. He then took a tool that he used to measure the pressure on the ear drum. He said that there is still fluid behind the ear drum and its just taking along time to drain out thru the eustachian tube. He then gave me a steroid shot on my butt of prednizone and told me to call back in about a week.
So its been a week and my situation has improved. My hearing has come back but not completely. i would say its about 75% of what it used to be. I dont get as much pain and i dont get dizzy at all. So....its gotten better.
I continued on flonase and occasional sinus washes. I highly recommend the sinus washes for sinus problems alone. Good stuff.

I'll definitely take some hot tea as recommended by JoeyCee.

Fewferfev,
Im definitely interested in the enzyme topic and will look more into it.
 

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One more comment that might interest you...I've done this at home since my husband is here to do the rinse but you could try this at your next dr's appointment. It always instantly alleviates pressure: Go the the health food store and buy a bottle of liquid Bentonite clay (the kind you can take by mouth). Pour some into your ear. Do not let it dry but allow it to stay there just a couple minutes. Then have it washed out. We use an ear bulb and direct the wash into the canal. It's okay if some residue is left but not to the point it feels stopped up. Be sure to get your dr's okay before doing it in his office. lol He'll most likely say he's never heard of that one. :five:
 

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You need to stop the infection before you can drain the ear if it is that deep into the canal. Start taking colloidal silver 3 times a day. The infection will clear up in 3-5 days. Continue the colloidal silver twice a day for the next 5 days and then once a day for the final 5 days.

Once the infection is gone, use ear candles twice a day to draw out the mucus.

Also - change your diet!
OR
As you use EIS / CS as ear drops also take a half shot glass of EIS swish and hold under your tongue for a minute. Then gargle the remnants for another minute, slowly swallow a little, gargle some more, REPEAT until all the mouthful of EIS / CS is gone.
There is a theory that the cold virus hangs in the Eustachian tubes so it makes sense to attack from both ends of the tube.
It also does not hurt to use a nasal spray bottle to spray EIS / CS up the nostrils.
I do the nasal spray every night in the dry winter months.
 

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Oh, yes. At least 3 times per week, try to have breakfast or mid morning snack of the following from your vegetable juicer. (By the way, I got a Jack LaLanne inexpensive one from Target)...I do like to change this recipe up from time to time and now use most any leafy green, cucumber, turmeric root, fresh anise, etc., as you like. Try to get organics. Juice it and drink immediately. You can store one glass in refrig but you will be losing some of the potent enzymes so try to do it fresh each time. This is very much an inflammation/allergy/toxicity fighter...

a delicious juice recipe: 10 carrots
1 beet
1 apple
1/2 romaine (head)
6 stalks celery
2 tomatoes

Try to substitute Spelt bread for wheat and rice, soy or almond milk for dairy. Rice cakes and almond butter or hummus is a great snack. Raw pumpkin seeds is a great snack. The fresh fruits and veggies along with lean proteins, raw nuts and seeds and legumes will do wonders for allergies. But the veggie juicing is absolutely necessary in my opinion. The enzymes made available that way are very active. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar, pork, shellfish, peanuts, caffeine, artificial ingredients, dyes and preservatives. (I confess, I do drink coffee in the mornings) Drink plenty of filtered water. Avacados can be substituted for meat. Eat 1-2 foods every 2-3 hrs with protein being eaten early in the day.

As far as raw food recipes, I do love most raw foods and so I just go to the organic counters and pick up what looks good to me. The body knows what it wants when it gets to a healthy balance from not being fed toxins. Try fresh, sliced zucchini and cucumber with some kind of seeds sprinkled. If you like to cook, lightly steamed snow peas and carrots combine very well with rice. I like to follow a light meal with a smoothie made from frozen coconut, rice or soy, combined with chia seed or hemp seed.

You've made me hungry now. :)

Oh, by the way, if you feel your ear is sore or infected, add one or more of the following to your juice: fresh root of ginger, fresh horseradish root, garlic, white onions, hot pepper, fresh turmeric root.

If your node under your ear is sore and swollen, use a Calcium Bentonite clay pack. Make it the day before and let it stand. Put it on over the node about an inch thick and cover with waterproof bandage, keeping it from drying. You can apply this 2 or 3 times during the day or just wear it overnight. You will be well and ear pain free in no time doing the above. Try the 80/20% rule. 80% of the time stick to the plan. You can cheat as you get better but try not to go over 20% in cheating. lol Good luck and please keep us informed as to your progress.
 
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jBuilder,

I have had this exact same experience. Bad cold leading to ear infection, which resolved, but had the same lingering symptoms. They will go away, it took about a month or maybe even 6-7 weeks for my ear to feel and act normally. Just be patient. Do you smoke cigarettes, btw? That can cause those symptoms to linger for a little longer than usual.