Unclogging a blocked ear is much easier if you readily have the needed things such as wax-softening solution and droppers. Remember to use disinfectants to treat the materials you are using when unclogging your ears. Here are some of the things you will need when draining clogged ear canals.
Two Small Bowls
One bowl will be used to contain the cleaning solution and fill the droppers while the other will be used in catching the drained solution. Ensure that both bowls are clean even though one of them will be used to discard the cleaned up solution from the ear. The bowls should also deep enough to make it easier for the droppers to suck up the wax-cleaning solution.
Ensure that you use distilled water to prepare the wax-softening solution. If your water is not clean, then you might complicate the ear problem since some of the components used in making the wax-cleaning solution might not react well with some chemical elements. Boil the water to disinfect it if possible. Remember that it is water that will carry the decongestants to the inner parts of your ear, so ensure that you use safe water from the beginning.
Hydrogen peroxide, Glycerin or Mineral Oil
Any of these three components will help you mix the much needed wax-softening solution for unclogging your ears. The hydrogen peroxide solution should not exceed 3% in strength. Pour an exact amount of hydrogen peroxide as water in a bowl and mix gently before pouring into your ear. As of glycerin and mineral oil, pour a few drops of any into a bowl of lukewarm water and wait a few minutes before using droppers to put the solution into your ear canal.
Ear Syringe or Dropper
A rubber bulb ear syringe or a any other recommended dropper will help you pour the wax-softening solution inside your ear without causing much mess. Remember that you will need to lie down with your affected ear facing the ceiling for the drops to reach inner parts of your ear. You can also use the bowl to pour the solution into your ear but be ready to counter the mess that will be caused by overflowing liquid.
Decongestants or Antihistamines
These are available in leading drugstores and check-in clinics at relatively low prices. You will use them to break down wax particles that are blocking your ear canals if the problem affects the Eustachian tube. The outer ear problems can be dealt with quite easily by using the Wax-softening solution, but the middle and inner ears will need the use of decongestants and prescribed antihistamines. Talk to your personal doctor or any other qualified general practitioner to help you on how to unclog ears using decongestants.
The solution will have to be lukewarm for it to work perfectly. Too cold wax-softening solutions will cause dizziness when poured inside the ear. Too warm solutions are also dangerous. You will need a heating source to ensure that the water remains lukewarm before mixing it with the softening component such as glycerin or mineral oil.
Lastly, remember to go for regular ear checkups and avoid using sharp objects to unclog your ears. Also visit Eustachi to keep your ears from plugging up in the first place. Use any of the mixtures highlighted here to drain wax from the ears.