The procedure for removing the plugs from the ears should be carried out by a specialist. If you suspect their occurrence, you should visit an otolaryngologist, who will prescribe treatment. More often it consists in washing the plug out of the ear. A doctor with a syringe without a needle, filled with a warm solution of furatsilina or water, injects fluid into the ear under pressure.
To achieve the desired effect, the ear canal is leveled. To achieve this, the auricle is pulled back from the younger children – back and down, from the older ones – back and up. The procedure is repeated about 3 times, then examine the ear canal. In the case of a positive result, it is dried and closed for 10 minutes with a cotton swab.
Sometimes it is not possible to clean the ears of traffic jams at a time. This happens with dry sulfur seals. In such situations, a preliminary softening of the plug is necessary.
Before rinsing for about 2-3 days, hydrogen peroxide should be instilled into the ear openings. Since the tool is a liquid, it leads to swelling of sulfur deposits, which provokes hearing loss. This should not be a cause for concern, because after the cleansing of the ears, hearing is restored.
Removing traffic jams at home
Visiting a doctor is not always possible. Then you can clean your ears from traffic jams yourself. To do this, you should not use metal and sharp objects, as they can damage the eardrum or the ear canal. To remove traffic jams, you need to use special preparations.
For example, A-cerumen. It is buried in the ear 2 times a day for several days, during which time the dissolution of the sulfur formations takes place and their withdrawal. Drugs can be used not only to get rid of gray plugs in the ears, but also for prevention.
The main function of earwax is to protect the inner ear from dirt, dust, or small particles. Therefore, its development is a normal process.
Foreign particles are deposited on sulfur, it is compacted, dries, and then itself is removed from the ears. This is due to the mobility of the epithelium of the outer ear, which, when talking or chewing, shifting, moves the crusts closer to the exit. In this process, malfunctions can occur, then sulfuric plugs are formed.
The reasons for the formation of sulfur plugs in the ears
- Excessive hygiene of the ear canal. With frequent cleaning of the ears, the body, trying to compensate for the lack of sulfur, begins to produce it several times more. As a result, the crusts do not have time to be removed and form traffic jams in the head. As a result, the more often you clean the ear canals for children, the more sulfur is formed in them. To avoid this, try to carry out the cleaning procedure no more than 1 time per week.
- Use cotton buds. Instead of removing sulfur, they tamp and push it further into the ear – this is how ear plugs are formed.
- Features of the structure of the ears. Some people have ears that are prone to the formation of sulfur plugs. This is not considered a pathology, just such ears need to pay more attention.
- Air too dry. The lack of humidity in the room is one of the main reasons for the formation of dry sulfur plugs. To prevent their occurrence will help control the level of moisture, which should be about 60%.
Signs of a Tube in the Ear
If the sulfur plug in the ear of a child does not completely clog the hole, then you can find out about its presence after an inspection, as it does not cause discomfort. It is necessary to slightly delay the ear and look inside.
If the cavity is clean, then there is no cause for concern, but if you find lumps or seals in it, you should visit a specialist. With a larger blockage of the child’s opening, other symptoms of a plug in the ears may be disturbed. The most frequent is a decrease in hearing, especially after water has entered the ear apertures, which provokes swelling and an increase in cork volumes, which leads to the overlapping of the auditory passages.
The child may be bothered by headaches, light dizziness and nausea. These symptoms are due to the disruption of the vestibular apparatus, located in the inner ear.