Eustachian Tube Blockage

Culprit is usually Catarrh associated with ColdsMiddle Ear Infection (if blockage accompanied by discharge), Tonsillitis (if throat is raw and sore), Sinusitis (if cheeks and forehead are tight and tender) or infected Adenoids. Blockage can also be caused by swollen adenoids covering opening of Eustachian tube into back of nose, and by barotrauma. Eustachian Tube Blockage is a stubborn condition, but responds to constitutional treatment.

Specific remedies to be taken 4 times daily for up to 7 days; if no improvement within 7 days, consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 48 hours or see your homeopath

  • Constricted feeling in throat, feeling generally hot Ledum 6c
  • Runny nose, coughing up catarrh Kali mur. 6c
  • Catarrh and swollen adenoids Mercurius dulc. 6c
  • Blockage tends to clear out of doors Pulsatilla 6c
  • Blockage associated with symptoms of sinusitis Silicea 6c

Self-help: if the blockage is caused by a small piece of catarrh at the nose end of the Eustachian tube, it can sometimes be dislodged by sniffing 3 drops of pure lemon juice up each nostril 3 times a day for up to 5 days (tilt the head back and use a dropper). For children, dilute the lemon juice with an equal volume of saline solution (made up by adding 1 teaspoon salt to 1 cup warm water).

WARNING: do not use this method if the person concerned is prone to Nosebleeds. It has been reported that holding a hairdryer on warm 20 inches from the ear can be helpful.

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