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12 Effective Homeopathic Remedies for Blocked Ears

Homeopathic remedies for blocked ears target the root cause behind it like ear infection, Meniere’s disease, sinusitis, chronic cold tendency. Blocked or clogged ears is a very common problem in which a person feels congestion or fullness in the ear commonly attended with difficulty in hearing. People may also describe it as pressure in ear or fluid sensation in the ears.

Homeopathic remedies for blocked ears


Firstly, it can be caused by excessive ear wax. Normally wax is soft and plays a protective role by preventing debris from entering the ears. If the ear wax hardens or if it is over produced then it can cause plugging of the ears. 

Eustachian tube blockage is another cause behind clogged ears. Eustachian tube is a tube that connects the middle ear to nasopharynx. It helps to drain fluid and mucus from the middle ear into the throat from where it is swallowed. It also functions to equalise the pressure between the middle ear and surrounding atmosphere. If the eustachian tube gets blocked then mucus and fluid can’t drain and remains in the middle ear resulting in blockage. This tube can be blocked from nasal allergies, common cold and sinusitis. 

Fluid accumulation can occur in the middle ear (glue ear). People who have nasal allergies and those prone to ear infections are at risk of this. 

Ear infection from bacteria/virus can cause blocked ears. These include outer ear infections (otitis externa) and middle ear infection (otitis media).

Ear blockage can temporarily occur in some people during airplane journeys or driving hilly mountain areas due to sudden atmospheric pressure change outside the body.

It can also occur from a foreign object in the ear which is common in children and  toddlers who may have inserted a small object into the ear.

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear condition having a triad of symptoms that includes vertigo, tinnitus (noises in ear ) and hearing loss. In this feeling of fullness in the ear or plugged / clogged sensation in the ears can attend above symptoms.

Acoustic Neuroma is a benign(non cancerous) tumour that develops on the vestibular nerve leading inner ear to brain. When it is large it tends to put pressure on the nerve of the inner ear leading to clogged ear, hearing loss, noises in the ear, dizziness and balance issues.


Blocked ear is a symptom in itself and can be caused by various conditions. Depending on the cause behind ear blockage various symptoms can attend to it. These include ear pain, fullness in ears, diminished hearing on the affected side, itching in ears, fluid discharge from ear that can be watery, mucus, pus or blood stained and ringing in ears (tinnitus) that can appear with blockage of the ears. Dizziness and poor balance are other symptoms that can accompany it. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Blocked Ears

Homeopathic medicines are very beneficial to treat cases of blocked ears. These medicines bring  relief by targeting the root cause behind it like ear infection, meniere’s disease, sinusitis, chronic cold tendency. They help in removing the stoppage or blocked sensation in ears along with effectively managing its symptoms. The signs and symptoms like ear pain, diminished hearing, itching in ears, fluid discharge from ear, ringing in ears (tinnitus)  and dizziness can be well managed with them.  The most suitable homeopathic medicine for a case of blocked ear is selected based on an individual’s symptoms as well as the cause behind it. It is to be noted that in case severe pain, any bleeding from the ear and when blockage is arising from some foreign object placed in ear, one must urgently take help from conventional mode of treatment. 

  1. Kali Mur – Top Grade Medicine for Blocked Ears

Kali Mur is a very effective medicine to treat cases of blocked ears. Use it if there is a plugged or clogged sensation in the ears. With this snapping, popping noises in the ears may be present. In some cases crackling noises while swallowing or blowing the nose are there. Additionally hearing difficulty, ear discharge of white colour and pain in ear can also attend above symptoms. It is a leading medicine for complaints arising from ear infections, fluid in middle ear, eustachian tube blockage. 

  1. Pulsatilla – Another Prominent Medicine for Plugged Ears

This medicine is prepared from entire fresh plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flower and also pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. This is another well indicated medicine that works well in cases where ears feel plugged. In most cases requiring it along with hearing difficulty is present and also noises in the ear. The noises are mainly humming, ringing, roaring, wind like or like rushing water. Along with this otorrhea means discharge from the ears is also there. The discharge is often thick yellow or greenish yellow pus like. In some cases hard, black wax may be present in the ear. Another prominent symptom that is present is pain in the ear. The pain can be tearing, shooting, stitching or pulsating type. It usually gets worse at night time. Itching can be there along with the above given symptoms. A person who requires it may have chronic cold, ear infection, otitis media, or eustachian tube catarrh.   

  1. Silicea – For Ear Stoppage with Ear Discharges

This medicine is well indicated when the ear feels stopped along with ear discharges. The ear discharge for using it is mainly of pus that can also be blood stained sometimes.  The discharge mostly has an offensive smell. The stoppage is better by swallowing where it is needed. Hardness of hearing is also present with this. Other accompanying symptoms are ringing/roaring noises in ears and itching in the ears. There may be swelling/catarrh of the eustachian tube. Long standing cold or sinusitis in persons may be present who require this medicine. 

  1. Chamomilla – For Ear Blockage Accompanied with Pain

This medicine is prepared from fresh plant Matricaria chamomilla belonging to family compositae. It is very beneficial medicine to treat cases in which the ears feel blocked along with pain. For using it the pain in the ear is mainly tearing, shooting, stitching type. The ear is sensitive and painful to touch. The earache can be better by warmth where it is indicated. Inflammation of the middle ear can be present.

  1. Merc Sol – For Fullness and Stuffed Sensation in Ear with Impaired Hearing

Merc Sol is a prominently indicated medicine for cases having fullness and stuffed sensation in the ear with impaired hearing. Ear fullness is momentarily better after swallowing or blowing your nose. There may be inflammation of the ear along with tearing, shooting, burning pain. Pus like green offensive discharge from ears can appear with this. Ears may be itchy with above symptoms. 

  1. Chininum Sulph – To Manage Noises in Ear (Tinnitus)

This is a very helpful medicine to manage noises in the ears. The noises for using it can be ringing, buzzing, roaring in nature. This is frequently attended with hardness of hearing and vertigo. It is a top most medicine to treat cases of Menieres disease.

  1. Graphites – For Plugged Ears with Sensation of Water in it

This medicine is helpful for persons who complain of stoppage of the ear along with a sensation as if the ear is filled with water. They may have gluey, sticky discharge from ears or blood stained discharge from ears along with bad odour. They sometimes hear noises in ears like humming, hissing, roaring type.

  1. Cyclamen – For Diminished Hearing with Blocked Ears

This medicine is prepared from plant Cyclamen Europaeum commonly known as Sow – bread. It belongs to family primulaceae. It is considered for cases where ears feel stopped up and is attended with diminished hearing.  A peculiar sensation as if cotton is in the ear may be present . It is also indicated for increased ear wax along with itching in ears

   9.  Causticum – For Obstructed Feeling in Ears with Offensive Pus Discharge 

It is a well indicated medicine for cases having obstructed feeling in ears with offensive pus discharge. With this roaring, tinkling or chirping noises in the ear may be present. Hardness of hearing can attend too. Other accompanying symptoms are itching in the ear and dull pain in ears.

  10.  Conium – For Plugged Sensation in Ears with Excessive Wax

Conium is a significant medicine where plugged sensation in ears with excessive ear wax is the main symptom. The wax is red and hard. Difficulty of hearing is present with this. Sometimes noises in the ear and stitching pain in ears can be felt. It is also indicated to manage dizziness and vertigo in these cases. 

  1. Phosphorus – For Blocked Sensation and Violent Itching in the Ears

Phosphorus is a valuable medicine to treat cases having blocked sensation along with violent itching in the ears. Constant buzzing  noises in the ear and difficult hearing are attending symptoms. Throbbing pain in the ear is yet another symptom that can appear.

  1. Manganum Aceticum – For Hardness of Hearing with Blocked Ears

This medicine is another well indicated medicine to treat cases having dullness of hearing with fullness and blockage of ears. It may be temporarily better by blowing your nose. Stitch pain in the ear  can appear with above complaints. This pain most times gets worse from swallowing and talking.

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  1. Arna Dan Isacsson says:

    I suffer from ear fullness in left ear with whooping, cracklings, pulsating and tinnitus with ringing in right ear and have been diagnosed with Meniere’s.
    I want to try Chininum Sulph and am wondering what you may recommended 200/30c?
    The fullness is made worse with changes in barometric pressure and possibly moon phases. Thank you kindly for any help!!!! Arna

  2. Rukhsana Patel says:

    Dear Dr Sharma,
    I have had tinnitus, for many years, over 10 yrs, the loud hissing sound gets worse at night time. At present, I have feeling of fullness with fullness with stopped ears and continuous hissing. The fullness decreases my hearing and hearing sounds muffled. I have been wearing hearing aids for a few months now.
    But what remedy can I take for the fullness, stopped feeling and loud constant hissing especially at night. Please help. This is making me very anxious. I have no discharge.

  3. Hi Dr Sharma,

    Just read some info you have on plugged ears. I’ve tried Belladaona but didn’t work. But then read about Kali Muriaticum…and that seem more of what i have for symptoms. I have no pain or discharge. Just clogged in my right ear and I hear my heartbeat and high pitched sound sometimes (when I pay attention usually I notice it). I have crackling when I swallow or press my back tongue against the roof of my mouth. I’m currently doing lymphatic draining, massaging my ear in different places, stretching out ear lobe, putting menthol behind ear and sometimes oil of oregano. I’ve started using a rebounder to see if that can help drain my ear. Can some of the other remedies help as well? Most seem to include pain/discharge…and i have neither. Just FULLNESS/clogged feeling and can’t hear out of my right ear.

    Thanks for any info!

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