Earache is a very common problem among children below the age of 2 years with more than 60% of infants according to statistics being bothered by earache at some point of time. Most of the common ear problems are caused due to accumulation of wax in the ear, upper respiratory tract infections, certain food and environmental changes, fetal alcohol syndrome, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and internal injuries. Although it is more common in children, the same may be a health ailment for adults as well. It is not life threatening in most of the cases, but the pain can easily snatch your sleep, becomes a hurdle in your work, and can even make eating food a battle. To avoid all these problems let us see some very effective remedies that can treat all the common ear problems.
The excellent antibacterial and anti- microbial properties of garlic can be very well exploited to get instant relief from earache due to any common ear problem. Although it is not a good idea to use eucalyptus oil directly, but you can anytime directly apply garlic on your outer ear. Garlic can treat the infection by entering inside, and trust me it wont harm your ear. Instead of making garlic paste and applying it alone you should use mustard so that the goodness both can reach up to internal ear and heal the problem from the root itself. Take three to four garlic cloves and boil them in two tablespoons of mustard oil. Do not just heat it once; make sure you boil it until the color or pieces of garlic
Instead of making garlic paste and applying it alone you should use mustard so that the goodness both can reach up to internal ear and heal the problem from the root itself. Take three to four garlic cloves and boil them in two tablespoons of mustard oil. Do not just heat it once; make sure you boil it until the color or pieces of garlic turns blackish. When it becomes bearably hot, after being double sure about the right temperature pour a few drops into the infected ear and let it do its work. Consuming two to three cloves of raw garlic daily also helps speed up the healing process. This remedy can work both internally and externally in the direction of healing.
Peppermint oil is also one of the great remedies to get rid of all the common ear problems. You can use only peppermint oil and if you have olive oil in your kitchen cabinet, mixing the two is also beneficial for earache. Either put a few drops of peppermint oil directly into the ear, or apply it externally. This remedy can be used for reducing pain, as well as clearing any type of infection from it. Try to put only one or two drops if you have not mixed olive oil as it can be a bit painful due to burning sensation.
You might have heard about the effectiveness of licorice root to treat many types of infections. Water is not a good choice if your ear has developed some type of infection, hence you can use butter to make licorice root paste. Heat some licorice herb in clarified butter. Apply this paste externally around the aching ear to get quick relief from chronic earache. If you have heated the solution too much, make sure you wait for it to become bearably cold.
Tea tree oil
The mild antibacterial properties present in tea tree oil can give instant relief from earache. To treat an ear infection, follow the steps below. Mix three drops of tea tree oil, two tablespoons of olive oil, a teaspoon of colloidal silver and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Warm the mixture slightly. Lay on your side with your head on a towel. Using a dropper, fill your ear with the mixture and let it sit for five minutes. Then turn and lay on your other side so that the mixture drains out of your ear completely. Follow this remedy two to three times a day for two days.
Lay on your side with your head on a towel. Using a dropper, fill your ear with the mixture and let it sit for five minutes. Then turn and lay on your other side so that the mixture drains out of your ear completely. Follow this remedy two to three times a day for two days.
If you are suffering from earaches due to ear infection in any part of your ear, you can use holy basil as a remedy to ease your pain. Crush four to five fresh holy basil leaves gently to extract the juice. Apply the basil juice on or around the infected ear. Avoid getting the juice in the ear canal. You can also mix a few drops of holy basil oil with an equal amount of carrier oil like coconut oil. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and gently wipe just inside the ear, around the outer edge and behind the ear. Repeat the process twice daily.
Eucalyptus oil is a very famous earache remedy which you might have heard about from your grandparents as well. No matter what is the reason behind your aching ear, eucalyptus oil can help you get rid of it soon. You can use eucalyptus oil after diluting it in a bowl of boiling water. Instead of using the drops directly it is better to inhale the steam of the water containing eucalyptus oil. Inhaling the steam regularly reduces the pressure on ear and also facilitates the drainage of accumulated fluids which may be the real cause behind unbearable ache.
This is something you can easily find in your kitchen. Take approximately a cup of salt and heat it. For heating you can use microwave or can directly give the salt high temperature by placing it on the pan. Once it is hot enough take a soft cloth and put the salt on that cloth. After wrapping the salt in the cloth seal the open end with the help of a rubber band.
Check to see whether its temperature is moderate enough to be applied to the ear or not. Once it is safe to apply, lie down and give your ear a hot compress with the salt wrapped in the cloth. Put slight pressure on the ear so that it doesnt pain and at the same time entire ear gets in touch with the cloth. You can do this process twice or thrice daily until you get the infection out of the ear.
If you suddenly develop earache while traveling or sitting in a flight, chances are high that it has nothing to do with ear but the atmospheric pressure is causing the discomfort. If the cause of your ear ache has something to do with heights, then you can try chewing gum. In some airplanes this was offered to every passenger a few years back to deal with aching ear due to increase in pressure above certain height. This should be the first thing to check whenever experience earache and you should think of infection and all only after completely ruling out this possibility.
The medicinal uses of onion are not restricted to earaches only, but they cover many serious illnesses too. Onion is known as a pain reliever and also contains anti bacterial properties. Chop one small onion, put it in a bowl and microwave it for one to two minutes. Allow it to cool and then strain out the onion juice. Put two to three drops of the juice in the infected ear, leave it for sometime and then turn your head to let it drain out of your ear.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar s a very common name when we talk about any type of skin ailment of infection has to be dealt with. Sometimes the earache is a result of complicated fungal infection grown inside the ear. Apple cider vinegar is something you can make use of to deal with ear infection if the cause behind is fungus.
This one is not as tricky as dropping the oil inside, but relatively easier. You have to take a tablespoon of vinegar and mix it with equal volume of water or alcohol. Soak a cotton ball in that mixture and apply of gently on the part ear you are experiencing pain. If your condition is very bad and the pain is unbearable, leaving the cotton in the overnight is recommended. But again take care about not pushing it too deep into the internal ear.
Bishops weed oil
This one is something new to you, but is a tested and tried and tested remedy for many ear problems. Mix two drops of bishops weed oil in sesame seed oil and heat it. Let it cool down for a few minutes and put this mixture when lukewarm in your ear drop wise. Make sure you wait until the oil cools down to appropriate temperature; otherwise you may literally end up burning the skin and will have one more reason for pain.
Mix a few drops of white vinegar and rubbing alcohol together and pour a few drops of this mixture into the aching ear with the help of a dropper. It will also deal with the infection if the ear is aching due to this.
If you want something you can easily find in your kitchen to get rid of earache, olive oil is a good option. If you have problem managing eucalyptus oil, you can use olive oil to avail the same benefits. Do you know the wax that accumulates in the ear due to improper hygiene is the real culprit acting as a base for many fungal or bacterial growths? These growths may sometimes lead to a blockage in the Eustachian tubes which in result causes acute pain and discomfort. This makes kind of an obstruction and even infections in the ear. First of
These growths may sometimes lead to a blockage in the Eustachian tubes which in result causes acute pain and discomfort. This makes kind of an obstruction and even infections in the ear. First of all you need to take proper care of maintaining cleanliness. If at all after being alert you have developed this fungal or bacterial growth, you can easily clear the obstruction with the help of olive oil. Warm some olive oil slightly. Put a few drops of the warm oil into the infected ear. The oil will cause the wax to soften. Remove the infected wax with the help of ear bud or cotton alone. The only thing to be cautious about while using this remedy is not to place the cotton piece too much deep inside the ear.
If at all you do not get any relief in earache after giving the hot compress to your ear. You can try giving it a cold shot. First try to see the results of hot compress. If you feel it did not work the way it was supposed to. The only thing that can save you from the pain is cold compress. Rub ice pack against your ear softly and try to place it at a specific part for a few seconds. Repeat this two-three times a day if you fell some relief from it. Try to handle things swiftly and gently to avoid any complications.
As soon as possible, apply some heat to the aching ear either with the help of slat bag or a bottle filled with hot water. This will quickly relieve some of the pain and will also prevent micro-organism infestation in case it is infected. Press a warm water bottle or heating pad against the ear with moderate pressure. You can also use a warm compress with the help of salt or rice.
If you are not too comfortable with the idea of placing the bottle on your ear, you can also use a cloth. You can make the cloth moderately hot by placing it after folding on a glass of boiling water. This will raise the temperature due to the steams coming out. You just have to place that piece of cloth on your ear fro a few times. Do not apply heat to the ear for long periods of time. In addition to this if you want to use
Do not apply heat to the ear for long periods of time. In addition to this if you want to use wet cloth. Make sure you drain of excess of water before placing it on your ear. You have to save your ear from water. Hence it is recommended that you use either the bottle or steamed cloth to give your ear hot compress.