I caught a cold last month and my ears always felt clogged. It was really hard when my ears were clogged, I can barely hear what she was talking about. She got a low voice.
Brother then advised me to chew chewing gum. Doctors said that it can help loosen clogged ears. Then I bought Pintura chewing gum from sari-sari store and began chewing.
At the end of the day, my clogged ears felt better. I can clearly heard her voice. But my jaw got very achy to the point that I can barely open my mouth to take-in the food. How troublesome.
The next day, my ears felt clogged again cause I still have a cold. I bought another set of chewing gum but I chose Double Mint and Juicy Fruit. Compare to previous ball type, these two are flat and only 1/5 in size, and more expensive. I kept on chewing the whole day to loosen and prevent ear clogging. The results, ear clogged resolved and jaw was less achy than before. I was able to open my mouth wider and eat with ease.
Pinutura chewing gum got very tough when chewed for approximately ten minutes. Continuous chewing makes mouth work harder ending in achy jaw. On the other hand, Double Mint and Juicy Fruit are softer, they loss elasticity and break apart after few hours of chewing.
Oppss! I am not done yet. Recently, she bought this Mentos Cube chewing gum. I took one cube just to try. This gum is really soft, it never losses its softness for hours and never makes my jaw achy. It is sweetened with xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener in fruits. The downside, it is more expensive.