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Homeopathic Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

What are eustachian tubes and eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD)?

The Eustachian tubes are the tubes that connect the middle ear to the throat. These tubes are around 35 mm long and are 3 mm in diameter. These tubes help to equalize the ear pressure and also aids drainage of fluid from the middle ear. When these eustachian tubes get plugged, swollen, inflamed, infected, or get filled with fluid/mucus then it leads to eustachian tube dysfunction. As a result, there appears fullness in ears, pain, and hearing difficulties.

What are the causes behind it?

It mainly arises from allergies, flu, common cold, and sinus infections. Changes in altitude may also lead to it, which includes flying in an airplane, riding in elevators, travelling in the mountains, or diving. Although anyone can get it but people mainly including children (the eustachian tubes are much smaller in children and are at high chances to become clogged), who are obese ( in the fatty tissue deposits can accumulate around the eustachian tubes and clog it) and who do a lot of smoking ( which can damage the hairs of the middle ear, as a result, the risk of mucus getting stuck are raised) are at risk of developing eustachian tube dysfunction.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of this is a difficulty with hearing. Other symptoms of it include pain in the ear, a plugged or fullness sensation in the ear, tinnitus (noises in the ear), hearing popping/clicking sounds, mild dizziness, and trouble in maintaining balance. One or both of the ears may be affected by it at a given time. Depending upon the cause, the symptoms may last from a day to weeks or months.

Homeopathic Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

There is excellent scope to treat cases of eustachian tube dysfunction in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines give wonderful results in such cases by treating the root cause behind it. They reduce the inflammation, swelling of the eustachian tube in a very effective manner. Along with this, they help to relieve the symptoms of it in a great manner. The symptoms of it that are managed well with these medicines include hearing difficulty, plugged sensation in the ear, noises in-ear, dizziness and loss of balance. The top-grade homeopathic medicines to treat cases of eustachian tube dysfunction include Kali Mur, Pulsatilla, Silicea, Belladonna, Natrum Mur, Calcarea Carb, and Gelsemium.

Homeopathic Medicines for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

1. Kali Mur – Top grade medicine

Kali Mur is helpful for Persons who complain of a plugged sensation of fullness in the ears. They also have difficulty in hearing. Sometimes they feel pain in the ear. Another complaint that they have along with above is hearing a snapping, popping, and crackling noises in the ear.

2. Pulsatilla – For reducing noises in ears

Pulsatilla is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans, commonly known by the name of windflower. This plant belongs to family Ranunculaceae. It is mainly used where persons hear noises in the ear. They may hear ringing, roaring, humming, or tinkling noises in the ear. They also feel as if the ears are stopped up with hardness of hearing. Sometimes they experience pain in ears, which is most times tearing, stitching, or pulsating in nature. It is also suitable to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction in persons having a history of chronic cold.

3. Silicea – when cold or sinus infection causes it

Silicea is a very beneficial medicine for persons who have got this condition due to cold or sinus infection. It is used when they feel stoppage in ears along with ringing or hissing noises in ears. They also complain of difficulty in hearing. Itching in ears is also felt by them. Along with this, they have stitching or shooting pain in ears.

4. Belladonna – For relieving pain in ears

Homeopathic medicine Belladonna is prepared from a plant known as deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to family Solanaceae. It is a very useful medicine to relieve pain in the ears. It is given when a person complains of pain in the ear, which may be stitching, shooting, tearing, or boring type. The pain gets worse from the least noise and from eating. Along with this, they have a hardness of hearing. They may also have tinnitus and hear tingling or ringing noises in ears.

5. Natrum Mur – When nasal allergies are present

Natrum Mur is a very suitable medicine for persons having this condition also suffer from nasal allergies. They have nasal discharges, sneezing, and watery eyes from allergies. When it comes to eustachian tube dysfunction, they usually complain of hardness of hearing. With this, they have throbbing or pulsating pain in ears. Heat and burning sensation in ears is also felt by them. Lastly, they hear humming or roaring noises in the ears.

6. Calcarea Carb – For hearing difficulty

Calcarea Carb is well indicated to manage hearing difficulty in these cases. Persons requiring it also have pain in ears on blowing nose. They also feel crackling noises in their ears when they chew food. Sometimes they feel ringing, buzzing, or hissing noises in ears.

7. Gelsemium – To manage dizziness and loss of balance

Gelsemium is prepared from bark of the root of a plant named Gelsemium Sempervirens, commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to the family Loganiaceae. It is well indicated to manage a complaint of dizziness and loss of balance. The persons needing it usually feel dizziness on doing a sudden head movement. With this, they feel a loss of balance while walking with fear of falling. They may have other symptoms, including hearing problems and tinnitus, with rushing noises in ears along with the above symptoms.

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  1. Sonal S. Chaudhari says:

    Hello Sir,
    I feel pain in my left ear and above ear also..always feel pressure in ear..after eating pain get head portion pain( approx about 3 inch from ear lobe) is beating sometimes.. Left ear is under a little pain or pressure always…sometimes feel noise when eating..
    Please suggest me medicine.. What kind of problem it is?
    Please help me..
    Thank you.

  2. G.Nageswara Rao says:

    My son got operated for cholesteastoma. Now doctor says mild retraction in another year and he wants to operate for adinoids and tonsils. Is it required to remove them when the other ear is okay except mild retraction for which he is on medicines, nosal drops and nosal spray.

  3. From the descriptions above, it seems my symptoms would fit well into being helped by Kali Mur. How do I use this medicine, where do I get it, & are there some possible problematic side effects from it? Also, do you think there are some benefits to ear candling, or are you against their use?
    Thank you for helping,

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