Gargling with a hot salt water solution can help unclog the ears and also ease nasal congestion that may be contributing to the problem.
- Mix one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water.
- Gargle with this solution for 15 to 30 seconds and spit it out.
- Do this repeatedly until you get relief from the clogged ear.
10. Chewing Gum
If clogged ears are due to a sudden change in air pressure, like what happens during an airplane landing or take off, try chewing gum. This will open up your Eustachian tubes, relieving the excess pressure in your ears and opening up clogged ears.
If you still have clogged ears or pain after trying these tips, see your doctor or an ear, nose and throat specialist immediately.