EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE
Eustachian tube is a tube about 32 mm long connects the middle ear to the nasopharynx. The function of Eustachian tubes is to equalize the pressure between the middle ear and the surrounding atmosphere. It also acts in draining the mucus from the middle ear.
Eustachian tubes may get blocked because of various kinds of infections.
CAUSES OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE
Eustachian tubes may get blocked due to various infections. The infections may be those of the ear or upper respiratory tract. Cold, nasal allergies and sinusitis are other reasons for Eustachian tube blockage.
SYMPTOMS OF EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE
The symptoms of Eustachian tube blockage include ear pain, difficulty or dullness in hearing, dizziness, fullness or a plugged sensation in the ear, and noises in the ear(Tinnitus).
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT EUSTACHIAN TUBE BLOCKAGE
1. Kali Mur – Due to Chronic Ear Catarrh
Kali Mur is a highly effective treatment for Eustachian tube blockage. Eustachian tube blockage due to chronic catarrh of the middle ear can be handled successfully with Kali Mur. In such cases, there is plugged sensation in the ears along with deafness. This sensation is accompanied by snapping and popping sounds in the ear.
2. Pulsatilla – Accompanied by a Severe Earache
Pulsatilla is a suitable treatment for Eustachian tube blockage when accompanied by a severe earache. The earache may get worse at night. There is a blockage of the ear with difficulty in hearing. History of ear infection with the discharge of yellow, thick pus are other symptoms indicating the use of Pulsatilla.
3. Hydrastis – Blockage With Marked Dullness of Hearing
Hydrastis is a well-indicated treatment for Eustachian tube blockage where dullness in hearing is a symptom. Thick, offensive, irritating discharge from the ear may also be noted. Another marked symptom is post nasal drip.
4. Merc Sol –
Merc Sol is mainly useful for blocked Eustachian tubes when tinnitus is prominent. The noises in the ear may be roaring, ringing or whistling in nature. Tearing pain in the ear may also be experienced.
5. Kali Bichrome And Silicea
Kali Bichrome and Silicea are other very helpful cures for Eustachian tube blockage. Kali Bichrome works well in cases of blocked Eustachian tube from chronic sinusitis. Thick, stringy postnasal discharge.
6. Gelsemium -Vertigo and Dizziness
When vertigo accompanies Eustachian tube blockage, then Gelsemium is a good choice. There is catarrh of the ear, earache, deafness and blocked Eustachian tubes. Vertigo, dizziness or a lightheaded feeling also occur in some cases