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Pain is usually caused by a sustained pressure in the middle
ear. The pressure is a result of the Eustachian tube being
blocked and therefore unable to perform the simple but critical
functions of draining the middle ear and equalizing the air
pressure with the outer ear. An infection in the middle ear
dramatically increases the chances of a blocked Eustachian tube,
often creating swelling and fluid build up, further compromising
the function of the Eustachian tube. Physicians refer to this as
ETD or Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. As indicated in the drawing,
the Eustachian tube is very narrow in places and runs at a
downward angle to the throat. When functioning properly it
serves to drain fluid from the inner ear down to the throat as
well as equalizing the inner ear pressure.
Newborns and infants unfortunately have very narrow Eustachian tubes which are relatively horizontal, rendering them less likely to effectively drain, particularly when infected. The pressure build up due to ETD can cause excruciating pain, as many people can attest. Unless addressed, this blockage may ultimately result in a burst ear drum from the extreme pressure.
Antibiotics in the last few years have fallen from favor as the first treatment prescribed for ear infections. (See Mayo Clinic Report) The professional medical belief today is that most ear infections will clear up in just a few days if left untreated. And it is also important to remember that antibiotics are ineffective against an infection caused by a virus. However, during the natural healing process ear pain can be intense and sleep can be very hard to come by until the pain subsides.
This natural wait and see period may last 48 - 72 hours or longer and can be very difficult to endure without some sort of pain relief. For centuries, hot and cold therapy has been used to promote the eradication of pain. In fact, hot and cold therapies are the oldest forms of treatment to help reduce muscle inflammation, tenderness, and pain. However, on most drug store shelves you will find an assortment of ear drops or other medications that basically numb the pain caused by ETD. These are not effective in dealing with the immediate cause of the pain, which is, pressure caused by a blocked Eustachian tube. Hot and cold therapy on the other hand can, in many cases, help to not only reduce the pain but to actually alter the pressure in the middle ear thereby allowing the Eustachian tube to begin to open up and drain. In most cases of ETD the pressure in the middle ear is less than the pressure outside the middle ear. When this happens, the ear drum is pushed inward, often resulting in pain. The middle ear is essentially in a slight vacuum state which can promote a partial collapse of the Eustachian tube making it even harder to open up and release.
Simple physics states that the introduction of heat into a closed system of unequal pressure will change the pressure gradient. The Ear Ease employs this principal when heat is applied to the affected area and has proven to be effective in both relieving pain and assisting in the opening of the Eustachian tube.