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I’m fighting off a head cold this week, and one of the symptoms that comes with it a lot for me, is clogged ears / ear tube pain.
I’ve seen and heard of many at-home remedies of “unclogging your ear,” from hydrogen peroxide, to ear candles, to holding your breath, to yawning.
But today I found something that piqued my interest.
Yes, the stuff you cook with, many websites say, apparently helps unclog your ears if you’re in search of relief.
What I read: you get a few drops of EVOO (room temperature or warm), put it in the affected ear. Let it sit for a few minutes, then turn your head back up and let it all drain out. Woohoo?!
I even found video of a nurse explaining this phenomenon:
It HAS to work, right?!
So, I tried it. I microwaved some EVOO for 15 seconds, put a few drops in my ear and let it sit a few minutes.
My thoughts: Maybe I didn’t let it sit enough, or maybe it wasn’t warm enough?!
Liquid did come out, but it was the EVOO.
I believe it certainly relieved it a little bit, but I have to know from you all, have you tried olive oil de-clogging of your ears?! Did it work?! Comment below! ((And if you have any natural cold remedies, please let me know, would love to compile a blogger suggestion list/article for a future post)) 🙂