- Is it painful?
- How does it work?
- What ingredients/supplies do I need to buy?
- How do I hold my breath?
- Can I 'drown' if I do not clog my throat with my tongue
--What will happen if I do the remedy and do not clog my throat?
- Why do I have to tilt my head around?
- Is this safe?
- I got solution stuck in my ear! HELP!
- Can I use it every time my ears clog up?
- How often can I redo it?
- How long will it take to work and clear my ears?
- What is "Glue Ear"?
- How can I get my kid to do this?
- Why does my ear feel full or make noises inside?
- If this does not work for me is there anything else I can do?
- I am not in the US and cannot get 4 Way Spray, what else can I use?
- I have questions still, can I ask you by email or phone?
If you follow my instructions exactly it should not be painful. It was only painful for me for a split second and I believe that was just the shock of the solution making contact with 'virgin' membrane in the middle ear. Everyone else who has done the ear remedy as I describe has also not had any pain at all. There were 2 people who had pain that I know of, one used a different type of nasal spray that caused stinging that actually kept them awake one night and it dissipated the next day. And one used the 4 Way at full strength and said it burned very badly.
The remedy works because the ingredient, phenylephrine, in 4 Way spray, reduces even the most severe swelling of the tender soft tissue/membranes inside the sinuses cavity and eustachian tube to allow the fluid that is stuck there to drain (all without stinging). The swelling is usually due to a cold or allergy attack but it does not have to be recent, some people have gotten relief from my remedy after suffering for 3 years! Once the swelling occurs, it causes a vaccum in the eustachian tube that freezes the swelling in place. The solution gently removes the vaccum allowing everything to clear out naturally.
There are questions about when and how to hold your breath while you do this. I am making a video to help show how, but you take a deep breath and hold it using your throat/vocal chords first, then stick the back of your tongue into the back of your throat to clog your nasal draining passages there, so the solution can not run down your throat.
If you find it impossible to hold the solution in your sinuses by holding your breath with your tongue then you can try the simpler Nasal Spray Angled Method here. It doesn't always work but it is worth a last ditch try. Another thing to try is drip nasal spray into your nose while laying down, to try to get it into your eustachain tubes. You can lie on your back on a bed so your head hangs off a little and is tilted back severely, then squirt a few small drips of 4 Way in the nose and suck it in deeper by inhaling deeply. Then turn your head side to side. There should not be enough solution used this way to drain -or you can add a few drops of 4 Way to another nasal bottle that has just saline and put more in when laying on your back in order to actually get the rinse effect. You might want to put a trash can or pail by your head and just tilt your head to let it drain there rather than try to get up and go to a sink.
Don't worry, you cannot drown or choke from doing this. The solution will just drain down the far back of your throat from your nasal cavity and it will taste funky but it will not go in your lungs or anything unatural and it will not hurt you to swallow it. Just keep trying it with saline only till you get it. You will be able to tell when you 'get it' because you will feel it deep in your nose and ears.
do I Have to Tilt my Head Around?
The ear canals are like a roller coaster going uphill and kind of bumby so you might have to work to get the solution in deep and also to get the fuid out once the solution breaks it up to a state that can be drained.
Here is a video I made about how
to hold your breath and hold the sinus rinse in your deep sinus cavities
and do the exercises to swish it around. It is actually best to lean forward
first as that puts the etubes in a downhill position. If youc annot hold
the fluid in long then bending far forward at the waist is the best and
most important 'exercise' to do.
Is this safe?
YES, even my Dr. told me it was ok when I told her that I do this.
I also got a donation from an actual Dr. who told me nothing else they did or anything thier Dr. friends said to try worked and my remedy did.
Can I use this every time my ears clog
How often can I redo it?
You can use it as often as the 4 Way packages says is ok, which is once every 3-4 hours.
Yes you can redo it any time your ears clog up. See the FAQ for "How long will it take to clear my ears?"
For anyone who gets solution stuck in your ear, you
probably stood up and expelled the solution too fast after getting it into
your deep inner ear tubes. You need to keep rotating your head and tipping
over and back, till it comes out. Imagine how your ear canals go up and
down, and you need to think about how to let the water drain, visualize
it. As if you were getting all the water out of a long loose water hose.
Try leaning down to touch your knees, then tip your head to both sides while
down there, and then slowly roll your head around to your side and back
up to standing, then lean back as far as you can and look at the sky (or
farther back even), then tip your head side to side *slowly*, you should
be able to get all the water to drain this way. If it got in, it will come
out! Another thing you can try if you cannot bend over and touch your knees,
is lie on the bed face down near the edge and let your head hang over the
edge of the bed so the crown of your head is facing the floor. Not everyones
eustachian tube can drain out while standing straight up especially if it
is still swollen. Try repeating the solution, maybe it did not open the
eustachian tubes completely. When fluid gets in but it does not unplug
the etube to allow everything to drain out, it can get stuck in there and
maks things worse. My best guess is you have diluted the 4 way too much
so it is not effective to relieve the swelling, or you are not using the
right medicated spray. Are you using 4way medicated decongestant spray with
bright red text on the white bottle? They do make a non medicated (saline
only) version, make sure you are not using that.
Also use about 1/2 c warm saline to 1 tsp spray and measure it out. I have recently actually measured the amounts and found them to be exactly that. I intend to update my site and videos to say that when I get time.
Another guy told me her leaned forward first, then did the valsalva in that position. So as he was bent far over - head towards the floor, and Etubes pointing down hill, he did the valsalva to force fluid deep in the etubes. He then leaned up and let it drain out in sink and said his cleared immediately and got alot of gunk to come out too.
How long will it take to work and clear my ears?
Some people get relief the instant the solution touches the Etubes, and some it takes days of redoing it to finally work. Some people feel or see mucus come out right away, some never see anything at all. Some feel a little pain, very few feel severe pain breifly, and most people feel nothing at all. As you can see, the experience varies greatly. Here is one testimony showing how it can take some repitition and a few days to finally clear the ears:
TESTIMONY FROM AN ACTUAL EARADICATOR USER IN MARCH, 2010
From Stephanie S. on March 25, 2010:
Hi, Tiffany! I just wanted to let you know that your remedy is working for me! I have suffered from clogged eustachian tubes for years - usually brought on by allergies. I had either the most sever allergy attack I've ever had or a bad head cold a week ago which resulted in the most sever blocked left ear I've ever had. Completely miserable and desperate, I searched the web for some kind of solution when I found yours. I didn't have a neti pot but had the nasal spray and first tried it with a bulb syringe which to my surprise brought some relief. Excited, I ran straight out and bought a net pot and did the steps three time along with the valsalva maneuver. By the last time, my Etube was more opened than it's been in a week and the pressure was almost completely gone. That was two days ago. I did go to the dr. and he started me on antibiotics b/c I do have a sinus infection but he encouraged me to continue w/ the neti pot. My sinuses are so swollen that I've had to do your remedy daily. This morning I did the steps three times along with massaging my neck below the ear and pulling my ear up, the Etube is open and I can feel and hear it opening up on its own. Seriously, this is like a MIRACLE for me! I'm so thankful to have something that I can do at home to get some relief. Thanks for sharing this with the world!!
What is Glue Ear?
Adult glue ear is a troublesome and sometimes frustrating condition to treat, for patient and doctor alike.
It arises due to a problem with drainage of fluid from the middle ear which leads to a build up of thick, sticky mucus which presses on the ear drum from the inside, causing pain and an element of deafness. The 'glue' can thicken or harden as time passes.
I suspect that your friend has been offered an ear tube insertion operation. This involves passing a tiny drainage tube through the eardrum, which then allows drainage of fluid, and an equalisation of pressure between the middle ear and the outside world and therefore a reduction in pain. Because the fluid is able to drain, a build up is also avoided.
Avoidance of dairy products for a limited time may also help as dairy increases mucus production. Another thing you can try is taking sudafed or other sinus decongestants, and also taking guifenesen to relieve congestion and thin mucus.
I have actually read a story online about a person who's etube clog dried and hardened.After much fiddling and poking due to itchiness in the back of the throat, a hard crystal like long tube shaped thing dislodged and fell from the 'back of his throat' (it came out of his etube!).
This can be done on a child IF they will LAY still and let you drip DILUTED solution into thier nose with a dropper. You could hurt them if you try to force it on them so they MUST be willing to lie still. Have them lie on their back on the bed, and drip diluted nasal spray solution into their nose very slowly. I would only use a tsp or so at a time. Be sure to add some salt or use saline and NOT tap water so it doesn't sting the sensative nasal membranes at all. Only a few drops is needed on a child. Have them tilt their head from side to side slowly to 'rinse'. Have a bowl ready for them to lean into to "drain". This is NOT a cure for chronic ear infections in a child but it COULD be a way to prevent them - by keeping the eustachian tubes cleared to avoid a breeding ground for bacteria.
Assuming there is no earwax present which could also cause symptoms of ear fullness- for most people, the ear fullness is due to their inability to pop their ears easily (or, open up the eustachian tube to allow fluid drainage). Why would this cause ear fullness? It's because there is a PRESSURE difference between the air pressure in the middle ear and the pressure outside across the eardrum. When there is a pressure difference, the eardrum either bulges outward (positive pressure) or bulges inward (negative pressure). Basically, when the eardrum bulges inward or outward, it is because there is a vaccum, and it creates a sensation of fullness for the person. Learn more about it here.
You should try these ear wax irrigation
methods to be sure it is not wax.
You can also try again with more 4 way in the mix, maybe you made it too weak. 4 Way can be used much stronger than directed in my remedy, it could even be used at full strength, after all we are directed to squirt it up our nose at full strength. I even squirted in my eye once on accident instead of eye drops and had no ill effect at all.
If you think you have ETD, there is a Dr. performing surgery on the Etube to relieve ETD. He is not in the USA but his site does provide a ton of information including tons of anatomy pics and videos, and also tips that your ENT Drs could use to do the surgery. Learn more about it here.
My kid has Ear Tubes - can they do the remedy?
One person asked: My 6 year old kid has a history in ear infections...After his tube procedure in June, he hasn't complained once. Now in December, he began complaining of discomfort for the first time in months. And last night, thick fluid began to come out of his left ear. We were used to this situation even before he had the tubes in. He has NO fever, and a little runny nose. Does he have an ear infection?
Our answer: He does not have an infection - if he did he would be presenting with a fever. The runny nose is the clue. He has a cold or seasonal allergies. It is normal for fluid to drain out of the Etubes at this time, that is why they help prevent infections. The fluid does not come from infection only as it may have appeared to you in the past. It is typically produced due to cold and allergies first. Since the ears are connected to the throat and nose, the sinus phlegm can back up and build up in the eustachian tubes. When the middle ear cannot clear this clog in the Eustachian tube it naturally (sometimes takes weeks) it can become an infection from stagnating in the ear canal for a long time. Since there are now tubes in the ear drum the mucus can drain out when it occurs (with the current cold), with out sitting there and eventually creating an infection. When his Etubes fall out, and they will, rather than redo them, have him try our remedy to relieve clogged ears before they get infected.
Tiffany can buy the items for you locally and ship them to you, for $40.00 in USD, pay by PAYPAL or cashiers check. Or try another spray available over seas. I was told in Jan 2010 that a brandless spray containing active ingredient Oxymetazoline HCI works and did not sting too bad by someone in Japan. Click to see a scan of the box.
I can answer your questions by email and phone if you send me $10 via Paypal - IF you have not bought my remedy. If you have bought it already I can answer any questions, just call or email me. I get way too many emails to answer them all for free anymore after doing it for free for 2 years now. Sorry for the inconvenience. Not enough people donate to make helping people for free easy and it takes time to read and reply to all the emails I get on this remedy. You can send Paypal payment to email@example.com then you can email me your question iof you try the remedy with out buying my PDF>