Blocked Ears: East Melbourne Clinic

Blocked Ears: Causes, Treatment, and When to Seek Help 

Are you looking for a clinic close to the city of Melbourne, The Ear Nurses at Crystal Clear Ears. Blocked ears can disrupt hearing and cause discomfort, often due to various factors like earwax buildup, changes in air pressure, allergies, colds, or trapped water. Here’s a guide on understanding, treating, and knowing when to seek help for blocked ears by visiting The Ear Nurses at Crystal Clear Ears; East Melbourne clinic.

Causes of Blocked Ears Blocked ears can result from:

  • Earwax Buildup: Excessive earwax can lead to blockages.
  • Air Pressure Changes: Flying or diving can cause pressure imbalances.
  • Allergies or Sinus Infections: Nasal inflammation affects Eustachian tubes.
  • Cold or Respiratory Infections: Congestion can extend to the ears.
  • Water Trapped in Ear: Swimming or bathing can trap water in the ear canal.

Home Treatments You can try these home remedies:

  • Swallowing or Yawning: Helps equalise ear pressure.
  • Chewing Gum: Similar effect to swallowing.
  • Olive Oil Drops: Softens earwax for natural removal.
  • Saline Nasal Sprays: Ease congestion from allergies or sinus infections.

When to Seek Professional Help Consult a professional, like The Ear Nurses, for your:

  • Blockage persists for more than a few days.
  • Severe pain, drainage, or bleeding occurs.
  • History of ear issues or recent surgery.
  • Dizziness, ringing in ears, or hearing loss accompanies the blockage.

The Ear Nurses can conduct a thorough examination and suggest treatments, which may include microsuction earwax removal.

Contact The Ear Nurses today 1300 260 750 or book online to find out how to rid of blocked ears, book an appointment at our East Melbourne clinic or one of our other clinic locations; Glen Waverley, Epping, Surrey Hills and Brighton clinic today!