Clogged Ears During Pregnancy

Pregnancy will cause MANY changes in the body, and having clogged ears during pregnancy might be one of them.

You may be experiencing plugged ears, combined with nasal congestion or a runny nose.

I Am Pregnant - Why are my ears clogged ?




Clogged ears during pregnancy is due to an increase in blood flowing to your mucous membranes. More specifically, there might be fluid now that build up in your Eustachian tube and/or your Eustachian tube is swollen.

Women report that the stuffed ears go away by themselves but sometimes only after the pregnancy.

Clogged Ears During Pregnancy

What Can I Do ?

 First, make sure your ears are not clogged because of wax build up. Wax build up can happen anytime and pregnancy wouldn't be the cause. Do not attempt to use a Q-Tip to take out the wax, this will only push the wax further. Use instead ear wax removal products.

If your ears are clear of wax the problem is behind your ear drum. You want to drain the liquid down in your throat.

Usually, the doctor would tell you to use decongestant. But when pregnant, you should talk to your doctor first. You cannot use decongestant pills or nose spray during the first trimester.

Think instead of massages, inhaling a lot of steam and learn also how to pop your ears to open the Eustachian tube.


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