If the ear lays, what should I do?
Probably, each of us was experiencing discomfort due to the fact that lays an ear. The causes can be both physiological and pathological.
The first is the ingress of water into the ears duringtaking a shower or bathing in a pond. In order for the water to flow out, it is customary to perform simple actions, namely: tilting the head, pressing your palm tightly against your ear and letting go, hopping on one leg. It should be said that the constant ingress of water into the ears, which often happens in athletes engaged in water sports, can develop into pathology.In medicine, there is the concept of "swimmer's ear". The constantly moist ear canal is a favorable environment for the life of bacteria, and therefore for the development of inflammatory processes. Therefore, swimming lovers often lays an ear. What to do in this case? It is recommended to use a bathing cap and ear plugs, and if the process has developed into a disease, then it is treated with an otolaryngologist.
This phenomenon is considered natural if itoccurs at altitude (in the mountains, during take-off of an airplane) or when immersed to a greater depth. This is due to a decrease in atmospheric pressure. If, while flying, lays an ear, what should I do? In this case, as a rule, the state very quickly normalizes when returning to the usual conditions. But if you still want to get rid of discomfort during takeoff, advise yawn, do swallowing or chewing movements.
For physiological reasons,ear with an excessive amount of sulfur, resulting in the formation of plugs. Often this is due to anatomical features and a tendency to intense graying. If ear plugs are regularly formed, often lays an ear, - what to do? People with this feature should periodically contact LOR to remove ear plugs. With the help of simple manipulations the doctor will quickly get rid of surplus sulfur. Do this in two ways. If the plug is wet, then it is washed with water, if dry, it is extracted with a special tool, hook. Most often the cork is formed in any one ear, for example, constantly lays the right ear, while with the left there is no problem.
It remains to consider pathological causesof this state. Such a symptom, as stuffiness of the ear, is characteristic for some diseases. Most often this is due to difficult nasal breathing, which can be caused by acute rhinitis, for example, in ARVI, chronic rhinitis, curvature of the septum of the nose. Nasal congestion in this case leads to the development of otitis, in which the ear lays. What to do then? I think the answer is known to everyone - to treat, but how - the otolaryngologist will tell.
Another reason for the stuffed ear is foreignbody in the ear canal, which is most often observed in children. If this is not an insect, but an inanimate object, then there is no reason for panic, because the foreign body will not do harm if it is not touched and not attempted to be pulled out on its own. It is possible that it can fall out of the ear if you jump on one leg, otherwise the doctor will help. If the ear is an insect, you need to quickly dig in the vegetable oil and go to the reception to the ENT.