Top 6 Home Remedies For Ear Congestion

Ear congestion or blocking in ear can be very irritating at times. Ear get plugged due to bad cold, congestion, air travel etc. Below are top six home remedies to treat ear congestion.

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Please note that these remedies are useful to treat ear congestion at initial stage and in mild cases. If you are suffering from this for a long time or the problem has occurred due to some serious injury or something, you should immediately take medical consent.

Home Remedies To Treat Ear Blockage

Steam Treatment

Your ear congestion can be due to the most common cause mucus or congestion. Steam is the best remedy to loosen the mucus and thus give you relief from ear blockage. Take hot water in a wide vessel and rest your head with a covered towel over steam.

For better results, add salt and mint to boiling water and then take the steam. You can also do a massage around the area of your ear to get relief from ear congestion.



Do swallowing process again and again to get relief from ear congestion. Sometimes the blockage is due to air in your inner ear caused due to air travel or something else and doing swallowing process releases that air. You can also chew a chewing-gum to get rid of ear congestion.

chewing gum

Gargle Oil/Water

Well it might not be an easy task for you to gargle some edible oil (say olive oil, coconut oil, etc.), but if you can then it gives instant relief from ear congestion. Gargling 1-2 table spoons of oil for 1-2 minutes and repeating this process for 3-4 times helps to remove mucus out of body and thus treats ear congestion.

Well, you can also gargle with some warm water; add a pinch of salt for better results. Repeat this process for 2-3 days to treat your ear congestion problem.


Create Vacuum With Index Finger In Your Ear

This is the super fast and best way to treat ear congestion. Sometimes this method treats ear congestion instantly. Put your index finger in your ear and move up-down to create vacuum inside your ear.  Repeat the process every 10-15 minutes if it is giving some relief to your ear congestion, if not it is time to try out other home remedies.

vaccum in ear

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Pop Your Ears

This one sounds funny but works very well to clear the congestion of ear. Close your nose with your fingers and keep your mouth shut.

Now try to breathe out with such a pressure that you can feel some popping in your ears.  This method will clear the clogging of your ear and give you instant relief.

popping ears

Natural Ear Drops

Some home-made ear drops are also helpful in treating ear congestion. You can put any of these to clear your ear congestion: mix white vinegar with rubbing alcohol in equal amount, garlic juice with hot sesame oil, extra virgin olive oil, mustard oil. Please note that you should not put any of the liquids in your ear if you have some kind of allergy or medical issue.

mustard oil

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.