Home Remedies for Ear Ache
There can be many symptoms of having an ear ache and these symptoms are the best guide to know which part of the ear has pain. If you have hearing loss, swelling, itching or have some thick discharge from the ear, then it clearly indicates that there is some injury to the external part of the ear. But if you have fever, heavy discharge from ears and hearing loss, then this indicates that in middle part of the ear some problem has arise.
Earaches are not only limited to adults but infants can also have them. The common symptoms of earache in infants are diarrhea, irritability and constant crying. Cold, flu, teething or any kind of infection may be the reason for earaches in infants.
You can try home remedies for ear ache but in case the remedies don’t have any effect in reducing the pain, then it is better to consult your doctor.
Home remedies for Ear Ache:
Mustard Oil and Garlic: Take two garlic cloves and remove their skin. Keep a pan on gas and add two tablespoons of mustard oil into it. Add garlic cloves and fry them for some time till the garlic cloves turn black. Then remove it from the gas and strain this oil solution. Allow it to cool and then put two or three drops of this oil into the aching ear. This will give relief from the ear aches and also kill if any worm is responsible for causing the pains.
Olive Oil and Garlic: chop garlic and a mullein leaf. Add this into olive oil and put all this in a small jar. Cover this jar tightly and keep this jar in sunlight for about eight to ten days. After ten days strain this oil and put some two drops of this oil in the aching ear. This is one of the best home remedies for ear ache for those who get repeated ear aches. Hence you can keep this preparation ready, so that next time you get earaches you can put this oil drops in it. This oil will also help you having sound sleep.
Holy Basil Leaves: The juice prepared form fresh holy basil leaves should be put in aching ear for getting instant relief from pain.
Garlic Cloves: In one woolen cloth put some mashed garlic cloves and some salt into it. Tie this cloth and keep it over the aching ear. Garlic is very effective in easing the earaches. One of the best home remedies for ear ache.
Grapefruit Juice: Insert three drops of grapefruit juice inside your ears for getting relief in earaches.
Cover your ears: In case you have to swim in dirty waters then make sure that you cover your ears with earplugs. This will avoid any infection to the ears.
Avoid Inserting Anything In Your Ears: Next time you think of putting fingers, pencils or cotton swabs inside your ear to remove the wax, remove this thought. This way you can prevent having ear aches.
During Cold Take Extra Care: If you have got cold then be sure while blowing the nose, you don’t blow it too hard. As this actions puts extra pressure on the eardrums and they can get hurt.
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