How To Unblock An Eustachian Tube In The Ear ?

I have had a partially blocked ear for several months now and I have been told by my doctor that I have a blocked eustachian tube. He has given me some tablets but as yet there is no improvement. Does it take a long time to unblock ?


  1. could be otitis media, in which case the doctor would have given you antibiotics, but yer, they can take some time to resolve the problem. can take anywhere up to a couple of weeks to see a full recovery

  2. Don’t know about tablets – they are probably just a decongestant. I have just had a grommet put in my left ear to try and unblock the eustachian tube…I was partly deaf in that ear! It has been blocked for almost 30 years! I also got a number of exercises to do, one of which I find quite effective.
    You take a deep breath in through your nose, then hold your nose closed while to try to blow out the air held in out through the blocked nose. Of course you can’t, so air is forced through the eustachian tubes, hopefully clearing any blockages.
    This feels really wierd at first, like your eardrums are going to burst, but it really does work, and don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t seem to be working at first.

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