Discomfort in the ears quite often disturbs people. Various diseases of the person's ear provoke multiple causes. Problems arise due to colds, inflammatory processes, pathologies of neighboring organs, tumors, sulfur plugs and other factors.
Pain, piercing the ear, and hearing loss encourage people to immediately visit the otolaryngologist. He, having diagnosed, chooses a technique for treating a particular disease. Along with the official methods of treatment, a wellness novelty is advertised - ear candles for removing plugs and eliminating some ENT diseases.
Ear diseases: symptomatology and types
There are a lot of ear diseases. A person suffers if the middle ear is injured or the eardrum is damaged. Discomfort in the ear arises from otomycosis, otosclerosis and sulfur plugs. Ears are affected by furuncles, acute tubotitis, chronic otitis, septicemia otogennym, neuritic cochlear and other diseases.
Patients are troubled by the symptoms that accompany many diseases (they experience headaches and dizziness, their body temperature is increased). Therefore, the doctor always pays attention to the attendant signs. Occurring diseases of a person's ear sometimes do not flow without the violation of coordination, nausea, vomiting, deformation of the facial contours.
Ear candles: description
Ear candles refer to hygienic non-medicinal products. They are designed to care for the auricles. Phyto-candles are made in the form of long tubes. The devices are filled with beeswax, medicinal herbs, subjected to cryogenic treatment, propolis. Essential oils are added in them. There are ear candles, the price of which is democratic, with eucalyptus, lavender, mint and other butter.
Burning candles create a vacuum and fill the comfort bowl with comfortable warmth. This improves hearing, nasal breathing is facilitated, sulfur plugs are gently removed, dizziness disappears, headache disappears, circulation in the ear becomes active, anxiety and sleep normalize.
Natural remedy, which has a pronounced hygienic, thermal and aromatic effect, helps to clean the ear cavities. Heated wax, melting, exudes pleasant soothing aromas of herbs and essential oils. Phytoncides, which are released together with oils, produce a powerful disinfecting, antispasmodic and analgesic effect, relieve stress and fatigue.
Indications for the use of ear candles
In most cases, use ear candles to remove plugs and remove hearing loss. They eliminate migraines and headaches. This means stop the course of inflammatory processes caused by diseases of the ENT organs. They are suitable for the treatment of sinusitis and rhinitis.
They are used with reduced hearing, frontal and pharyngitis. Apply ear candles for otitis and sinusitis. They help with disturbed sleep, stressful situations, noise in the auditory canals. It removes excessive nervousness and irritability, helps to get rid of otosclerosis and tonsillitis.
Ear plugs: how to get rid
Nature has made sure that the ear plugs go out on their own. However, in some people the channels are very small and curved in a special way. From such channels, the sulfur output is difficult, so it becomes necessary to clean them.
The size of timely unrecovered congestion increases, which leads to deafness, accumulation of moisture in the canals and the development of infection. There is a problem - how to remove the stopper from the ear (an ordinary turundochka can not cope with the task). However, like the phyto-candles. To extract a large plug, you need a doctor and a special tool.
Ears with normal channels protected by sulfur (natural lubrication) are classified as self-cleaning organs. With the removal of surplus sulfur from the ear cavity, a special mechanism of purification is used. Sulfur is easily removed when washing the ear shells and the external passage. Only that part, the passage into which the little finger is able to penetrate, is cleaned.
Situations are different, sometimes there is a need to clean the ear with a normal anatomy. And the person does not really think how to remove the stopper from the ear, since childhood, simple ways of eliminating accumulated sulfur have been known. But he does not always know what dangers they carry in themselves.
Cotton sticks, matches and other available means are not suitable for removing plugs. With their help, it is not always possible to remove sulfur, and pushing it deep into the ear canal is very simple. In this case, there is a blockage of the passage, which can cause deafness, or the development of otitis is provoked. In addition, you can injure the eardrum and lose hearing.
There are other, much safer means of removing sulfur. It is removed with hydrogen peroxide, special pharmaceutical products, weak soda solution or ear candles.
Methods of using ear candles
A small amount of sulfur from the ear cavities is removed by phyto-suplies. The procedure does not do without matches, cotton buds, baby cream, tissue napkins, cotton swabs and a glass of water. All this should be within reach.
The patient's head is protected with a cap or handkerchief and is offered to sit comfortably on the right (left) side. The area adjacent to the auricle is lightly massaged with baby cream. In the ear, a tissue napkin is applied, in which a slot is made, which coincides with the external auditory meatus.
Then proceed to a procedure that helps remove the sulfur plug from the ear. The top of the photos is ignited, and the bottom, wrapped in foil, is neatly combined with the ear canal. Burning tubes are closely observed. When it burns to the mark, its residue is gently pulled out and stewed in water.
Finish the procedure by cleaning the ear canal (for manipulation suits a cotton swab) and installing a cotton swab for 10-15 minutes. Then spend a similar session for the second ear. The head after the procedure is not recommended to wash. In chronic diseases, 5-6 sessions per week are held, acute forms do not allow more than 1 procedure in 2-3 days.
The tube slowly burns, forming a vacuum inside the ear, pushing sulfur out. The cavity of the ear is saturated with propolis and phytoncides, concentrated in herbs and oils. A little reduced pressure and vibrating air due to the movement of the flame is performed by a soft massage of the tympanic membrane.
In the ear there is a pleasant warmth. There is an equalization of pressure in the ear canal, sinuses of the nose and forehead area. Favorable physical action normalizes pressure and quenches pain, promotes free nasal breathing and activation of olfactory sensations.
The patient hears how pleasantly crackles and noises the flame, enjoys the relaxing effect that the ear candles create for the removal of congestion and simultaneous treatment.
A similar sulfur recovery procedure requires compliance with safety measures. The session at home should be carried out by third parties, and not by the patient himself. The candle burns, so you need to take care of fire safety! It is necessary to control the process of its combustion. Burning of the tube below the mark is unacceptable (it may result in burns).
If the ear plugs are used carelessly to remove plugs, ash and wax will enter the ear canal. This will not entail consequences that are harmful to health. The auricle needs to be carefully removed from the ashes and wax after the procedure.
The remedy can not be used by people with:
- purulent discharge from the ears;
- increased temperature;
- disorders in the auditory canal;
- damaged by tympanic membranes;
- head swelling;
- an allergy to the components of the drug.
People who have experienced the action of phyto-candles share their experiences. It would seem that for a person who does not go sulfur alone, and chronic diseases do not recede, they are an effective tool for cleaning the ears. However, the ear candles are not so simple and safe. The testimonies of those who used the remedy speak directly about it.
They can not be used to treat, for example, purulent otitis media and extract large plugs. Negligent conduct of the procedure leads to injuries. Of course, the "madness of the brave" is sung by songs. The only question is who will this song be composed of - a hero who has corrected health, or an eccentric who has lost his hearing.
Phytosomes help only with reasonable and competent application. Do not take rash steps and engage in self-medication. Doctors are next to each of us. To consult with them is a matter of minutes, from which the benefits are enormous. And even better to entrust the procedure to the otolaryngologist. He will remove the "deposits" of sulfur without consequences.