Tinnitus can be caused by many things many of which are not fully understood. It can be permanent or can be temporary in some cases as long as the underlying cause is discovered and treated. Of the many possible causes of tinnitus, impacted earwax is one. If impacted earwax is the issue, this is easily treated and tinnitus associated with this is usually temporary. Here are some tips on how to cure tinnitus caused by ear wax buildup naturally.
The challenge of tinnitus
Constantly hearing noises in your ear or ears can be annoying and challenging. In some cases, it has even lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, drug dependency, etc, especially when the noises are high pitched and constant. These noises can make it difficult to sleep, concentrate at work, “hear yourself think”, participate in activities, etc. This is why many with tinnitus believe that they suffer from a serious medical condition but unfortunately, tinnitus is not believed to be a medical condition by those in the medical field.
Tinnitus is thought to be a symptom of something that is wrong in the body. While it can be difficult in many cases to determine exactly what is wrong in the body that is causing you to hear these noises in your ears, one of the simplest and easiest causes to treat is impacted earwax.
Impacted earwax and tinnitus
It is important to keep the ears clean but it is easy to forget which can lead to the buildup of earwax which can then increase the risk of developing tinnitus. This hardened earwax can block the ear canal. In addition to causing these noises in the ears, impacted earwax can affect your hearing. You may not be able to hear as well in the ear or ears that are affected. You may also experience other irritation in the ear canal due to impacted earwax.
How to cure tinnitus caused by impacted earwax naturally
It can be a challenge to remove this earwax buildup and you can certainly go to an ear doctor for help removing it. Your doctor can remove the earwax by using lavage which is the process of washing out the eardrum. Medical instruments may also be used to remove the earwax or it can be removed by your doctor by suctioning. Or you may be given a prescription for very strong ear-drops that can soften the earwax.
You can also remove this earwax naturally. One of the best methods on how to cure tinnitus caused by impacted earwax is to use mineral oil, baby oil, olive oil, glycerin oil, etc. This is to help soften the ear wax so that it can then be removed. Hydrogen peroxide drops can also be used.
You will need to place a couple of drops of the oil or hydrogen drops into the ear and lie on your side to let it “simmer” to help soften the drops. Depending on the amount of buildup, you may need to repeat this process or do this for a few days.
The next step is to fill a bowl or cup with lukewarm water and using a rubber build syringe, fill it with water and squirt it into the ear. You should hold your head over a bowl or bath tub with the ear you are squirting the water into facing downwards over the bowl or tub to allow the water being squirted into the ear to run back out.
Do this until the earwax is released and you are then able to remove it from the ear (gross, I know!). Repeat on the other ear if necessary although this usually only affects one ear only. Follow by drying your ear.
Follow these steps on how to cure tinnitus naturally which caused by earwax buildup and it should completely take care of your tinnitus and hearing problems and you will enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from eliminating this issue without doctor intervention.