Home Remedies for Ear Infections

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Suffering for severe earache??? Don’t wait any longer just follow the following remedies with ingredients present in your kitchen!!!

Natural earache / ear infection remedies that you can use in a simple way and safely at home has been mentioned here, if you are having a discharge from ear, or a severe earache you have to consult an ear specialist as these home remedies do not mostly help.

Generally when you stay holding your heads up during day time, your Eustachian tubes drain naturally back of the throat. In the night time when we get to sleep we do not swallow often and due to this the tubes cannot drain as in daytime. In the middle of the ear the air gets absorbed which creates vacuum sucking the eardrum inwards.

Most probably if you are suffering with sinus problem, cold or an allergy and after you sleep for several hours your Eustachian tubes may clog which causes very severe earache.

Infection can be caused in the inner or outer ear which results to tinnitus and several ear problems along with tooth problems, sinus or throat infections.
During an attack of hay fever or when you are suffering from cold, there are chances of mucus building up in your ear.

Using natural remedies and with medications that are prescribed by the medical advisor if the infection is severe, earache can be reduced.

Earache in infants

You mostly visit pediatricians only because of the ear infections. During breast feeding the child undergoes an exercise in the action of sucking the breast, the muscle that connects middle ear to back of the throat and drains away fluids which helps Eustachian tube to open is strained.

This muscle is not strained in the bottle feeding as teat does not reach far into the mouth. Thus the chances of ear infections are more in breast fed babies, which can be overcome by natural home remedies.

 

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Home Remedies for Ear Infections and Earache in infants

Bruise a geranium leaf in between your fingers making it into a small plug and place it in the ear of the infants. As geranium have anti-bacterial properties, natural anti-inflammatory properties and anti-viral properties. It is also have the properties that keep away ear infection like streptococcus, pneumococcus and haemophilus. It is directed against many respiratory microbes. One of the natural and best remedy for ear infection is geranium.

Middle Ear Infections (otitis media)

Middle ear infections may lead to temporary hearing loss, pain in one or both ears, sometimes it also causes fever or you generally feel unwell. This infection occurs normally behind the ear drum where small bones of ear are located.

Eustachian or auditory tube regulates the air pressure that is running from ear to back of nasal cavity.
Fluid starts to build up if viruses or bacteria get stagnated at little warm cozy place, which makes the area inflamed an infected. Sometimes eardrums get perforated if there is severe middle ear infection.

Outer Ear Infections (Otis external) or swimmer’s ear:

Trapped moisture that is created when you swim, shower or wash your hair will carry germs in ear canal that cause infection.

Your earlobe will be tender to touch when you pull and your ear will fell itchy and then painful.
To bring relief you should consult an ear specialist to remove the infected moisture.

“Prevention is better than cure” is an old saying which should be followed. If there a problem with swimmers ear, ear plugs should be worn and avoid swimming in polluted or dirty water and also when you taking bath or shower. After taking bath or after swimming dry your ears carefully. Try tilting your head to one side and then pull the other ear lobe so that the water will run out if remained.

Place a piece of cotton wool over the outer part of the ear lobe if you have discharge, so that cotton absorbs it. This process should be continued in a daily basis. Cotton buds may damage your ears, avoid using them. Better take the advice of a doctor before putting anything into your ear.

Home Remedies for Ear Infections using Ginger:

Gingerols are the powerful natural anti-inflammatory compounds that are present in the ginger. Thus it is called as powerful natural painkiller. Good natural antibiotic qualities are present in ginger.

Ginger is sliced into small pieces and boiled for 10 minutes; obtained mixture is soaked in wet cloth. This cloth is placed on the ear of sufferer and left for 20 minutes.

Genuine Home Remedies for Ear Infections with Olive Oil and Garlic:
Vitamin A is present in the garlic which can be able to repair even damaged tissues in the ear and also strengthens the auditory nerves. Garlic contains nature’s most powerful antibiotics.

15ml of olive oil and 4 cloves of garlic are heated so that cloves of garlic turn brown in color. Cool it for some time. Put one drop of this garlic oil in a wad of cotton wool and place in your ear whenever needed. Purest fat that is available in this is olive oil which does not allow bacteria.

Ancient Home Remedies for Ear Infections using the Ordinary Onion:

Good natural antihistamine is present in onions. They are naturally anti-inflammatory. They contain an anti-microbial property which helps in drawing out the infection.

Take a medium to large onion and slice it into half, roast it in an oven until it become soft. Cool it for some time and hold it over the affected ear with a cloth so that skin won’t burn. This is one of the special and best onion home remedy.

Cayenne and Earache

Powerful pain relieving qualities are present in Cayenne pepper. It helps in suppressing the appetite.
Mixing one teaspoon of cayenne into a glass of juice or rooibos tea helps in reducing the pain in ear. It is a natural home remedy for psoriasis as it also helps is curing external skin complaints.
Home remedy for earwax buildup:

Vinegar and warm water are mixed in equal parts. Few drops are placed in your ear using an eyedropper. Let them settle and then drain into the ear. Same process is repeated with the other ear. Continue this for 2 or 3 times a day. If you notice that wax is getting hard apply some garlic oil to soften it. Flush your ears with warm water continue to irrigate the ear canal and be patient.

Essential Oils

To reduce inflammation and facilitate drainage of excess fluids massaging of face, jaws, neck area and outside of the ear with diluted essential oils is needed. Applying inward pressure in front of the ear towards the cheek and massaging in downward direction behind the ear helps.

Recommended oils for this massaging purpose are rosemary, lavender, oregano, chamomile, tea tree, thyme and eucalyptus. These oils should be used only after a child reaches certain age.

Cod Liver Oil

Deficiency of ‘Vitamin A’ disturbs your ear’s clearing mechanism. Vitamin A is mostly found only in animal products like fermented cod liver oil. You can observe that sufficient levels of Vitamin A will reduce severe infectious diseases, like measles.

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup has many antiviral properties which help you cure ear infections.

Diet for ear infection

Vitamin C, Zinc helps you improve immune system and helps you fight against infections. Enhance calcium intake in your diet to be healthy. Stop feeding on hydrogenated oils and processed foods.

Precautions to avoid ear infection:

  • Wash your hands quite often to avoid the risk of infection
  • Do not smoke or stand beside a smoking person
  • Stress on breast-feeding your baby, as the antibodies present in your milk and protects from infections
  • Vaccinate your child regularly

Follow the above remedies to cure ear infections without any side effects. Don’t forget to follow the precautions to avoid any kind of infections.

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