The pain in your ear is very uncomfortable feeling, mostly common in winter and usually is a sign of cold or infection, but can be also related with other conditions. However you should consult your doctor immediately to avoid the risk of some complications, but it is good to know how to relieve your pain with some natural home remedies that we all have in our home without being aware about their power when it comes to ear pain.
Strain the liquid from the onion and heat a little or if is easier for you, heat the onion first ( in a microwave) and then strain the liquid. After apply several drops in the ear and lie down on the healthy ear. After 10 minutes wash the ear with warm water and repeat the treatment 2 times a day. The onion has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects that will help relieve the pain.
- Olive oil
Usually we all have this oil in our kitchen and besides it’s excellent taste that gives to our salads, has large use for skin care ,the good news is that can be very helpful in treatment of ear infection! Just put few drops of olive oil in in your ear or put some oil on a cotton pad and then apply in the ear and you’ll feel better only after couple of minutes. Make sure that the oil is not to cold.
Mentha oil or fresh mint leaves
Only two drops from the oil or the fresh mint leaves will help to relieve your ear pain. The mint it’s known about its healthy benefits and calming effects on your body, so deserves to have a place in your home.
The ginger has incredibly strong anti-inflammatory properties that helps heal ear infections. Take a small piece of ginger, remove the skin and put it in your ear, but be careful not to push it to much inside. You will feel relieved and the pain will disappear very soon.
- Hydrogen peroxide
This mild antiseptic has a large use in prevention of different infections like: skin cuts, burns, mouth infections etc. and it can be also used to treat ear infection. With syringe place 5 to 10 drops of 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide in the ear and lie down on the opposite side for 10 minutes. After allow the liquid to flow out of the ear and wash with water. Repeat every night.
Garlic has been used for a long time as a natural antibiotic. Its antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant effects cure many infections, regulates blood pressure and boosts your immune system. Eating a clove of garlic every day will prevent many diseases including ear infection. But you can also prepare garlic ear drops and for this you’ll need:
- 4 cloves of garlic ( smashed).
- 120 ml of olive oil
- 20 drops of eucalyptus oil
Mix the garlic and olive oil and heat on medium fire until the garlic become very soft. Strain the juice from the garlic by pressing it, remove the garlic from oil and add the eucalyptus oil. Mix well and put couple of drops in your ear every half an hour until the pain stops.
- Coconut oil
Another healthy natural oil that may help you relieve the ear pain. Heat the oil for a while and then put few drops directly in your ear. Lie down on the other side and wait 5 to 10 minutes. Wash your ear after the treatment and repeat until is necessary.
- Breast milk
Those who have around a breastfeeding mom , have the most effective remedy for ear pain! Breast milk is high in immunoglobulins ( antibodies) and they fights every infection and disease. Just few drops of breast milk in your ear will cure the pain. Repeat on every few hours if needed. This is excellent remedy for eye infection too.
Remember, these home remedies will relieve your ear pain or can heal the pain if the infection is not severe, but if the pain persists see your doctor!