View Full Version : Aaack! My EARS are plugged!
07-18-2007, 04:01 PM
This is the weirdest thing and it's getting really old. Has anyone ever had their ears plugged as a form of detox?
A little background....I was recently 100% for 12 days, then on Sunday night ate SAD, then Monday night got the stomach flu (my entire family came down with it) and was raw on Tuesday. Today, I had a sandwich...but still trying to be as 100% raw as I possibly can. But I've been about 90% raw for almost a year now.
It doesn't seem like it'd be detox since I haven't been 100% raw for very long - it's really annoying though, I feel like Darth Vader hearing my own breathing sounds all the time & I can't hear as well. Very weird....I hope it goes away soon.
07-18-2007, 04:04 PM
do you see a chiropractor? if so, stop in..he'll be able to un-pop them for you. my brother goes in for this all the time.
otherwise..what about candling? is that what it's called? or waxing? or something with a heated wax and rolled up paper?
..maybe google it..
07-18-2007, 04:24 PM
Plugged ears means you have fluid trapped in there. Plug your nose with your fingers, like a clamp on either side. Then force out air like you are blowing your nose. It will force the air out your ears and help clear the fluid.
07-18-2007, 05:02 PM
Is it earwax? I had the same thing a couple weeks ago....
I just got the ear oil treatments and did that a couple times a day for about 3 days, and it cleared up :)
07-18-2007, 05:47 PM
Be very careful with your ears!
I have this happen too with the earwax. I eat 100% - I have practically no earwax. I eat cooked again - I have more.
I lost some of my hearing many years ago due to some very bad ear infections cause by excess wax buildup. My ear got infected and swelled up and I had to use drops before they could get the wax out.
The safest way to remove excess wax to have an ENT or an audiologist remove it with a special tool.
Do not use hard sprays of water or q-tips or candling. There is a good chance you can damage your hearing - permanently. Take it from someone who it has happened to. My doctor (not an ENT or an audiologist) tried to use water to remove the wax I after that I couldn't hear as well.
It is very easy to damage your hearing. And it is not reversible.
If I could go back to when I had the ear infections, I would have gone to an ENT or audiologist.
Nurse in the Raw
07-18-2007, 06:26 PM
You can buy the same tool over the counter and do it yourself. The tool looks like the curved end of a bobby pin. Be very careful though, the eardrum is very sensitive. Never put q-tips in your ear...it only forces the wax further into the ear canal, which can make the problem worse.
Sorry....I am a nurse and I can't help myself.
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