15 home remedies for ear infections and earaches

home remedies for ear infections and earaches

Otitis is one of most common and annoying diseases that can rob us of our sleep. From the youngest to the oldest, we have all experienced ear pain, whether due to infections, tooth decay or even toothache, especially after tooth extraction.

Below we will share some natural home remedies that are very effective in relieving ear pain and infections in case over-the-counter painkillers have not worked. Keep in mind, however, that even if any of them work but the pain is recurrent, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

1. Relieve pain with a few drops of olive oil

This is probably one of natural remedies best known and recommended even by health specialists. To do this, you must heat a little extra virgin olive oil so that it is warm at the time of application. Put 2 to 3 drops in each ear 1 or 2 times a day.

2. Naturopathic drops are miraculous

Don’t be scared by the name, because they are nothing more and nothing less than homemade essential oils, based on olive oil and macerated herbs such as chamomile, thyme and rosemary. They are sold in health food stores, but if you want to make your own at home, pay attention.

Choose anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial herbs such as thyme, rosemary and even onion. Boil them over low heat in a little olive oil for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes until it is lukewarm. Then apply 2 to 3 drops in each ear and store your essential oil in a dry place.

3. If the earache is infected, use garlic

We already know that garlic is one of the best natural anti-fungal agents. So, if you feel that your otitis is bacterial, chop some garlic and cook it over low heat in olive oil. Let it steep and then apply 2 to 3 drops of this preparation in each ear twice a day. You will notice improvements after a few hours and you should repeat until the pain disappears completely.

4. Hydrogen peroxide is that grandmother’s remedy that never fails

Who’s grandmother has never poured a little hydrogen peroxide to cure an earache? The remedy is very simple. Apply 3 to 4 drops of hydrogen peroxide in each infected ear and let it act for 5 minutes. Then, go to the sink and drain the hydrogen peroxide and rinse with distilled water.

5. Chew some gum!

When we chew gum, the muscles around our ear relax, relieving the pressure. So chew some if you suspect your pain is not caused by an infection.

6. Ginger works wonders

Ginger cures everything! So this natural remedy to relieve earache will not disappoint you. Finely cut a stick of ginger root, as a swab, and insert it into the ear for a few minutes, 3 times a day.

7. Consuming turmeric will improve otitis

Being one of the most effective natural anti-inflammatory and antihistamines to fight infections, turmeric will help you get rid of that earache in no time. You can prepare some chiropractic drops with it, following the recipe above, and at the same time consume it in supplement form.

8. Forget about allergic otitis with goatee

Some people suffer from ear pain due to allergic causes. In this case, the perilla plant can reduce inflammation thanks to its antihistamine properties. Prepare an infusion of this plant and consume a tablespoon 2 to 3 times daily until the symptoms disappear.

9. Kalanchoe is one of best remedies for this ailment

Known as ‘Colombian’ and ‘bad mother’ in some countries, kalanchoe leaves are very good for nasal congestion and pain, as well as for earache. Consume a cup of tea from this plant 3 times a day and you will see how the discomfort will disappear in a jiffy.

10. Prepare some thyme ear drops

Following the naturopathic oil recipe, add thyme as the main herb. Apply 2 to 3 drops in each infected ear and let the properties of this wonderful plant do the rest of the work.

11. Chamomile relaxes and reduces pressure

Sometimes ear pain is caused by congestion of secretions from the nose and ears. Do a few sprays of this infusion to decongest the nasal passages that connect to the ears to relieve pain and reduce pressure in the ear canal.

12. Echinacea is a wonderful healing plant

The best solution for ear infection is to fight it from the root by raising the immune system defenses. Echinacea is one of the best plants for this, in addition to the fact that consuming it regularly will make these painful episodes of otitis disappear. Prepare an infusion of echinacea with oregano and drink 2 to 3 glasses daily until the infection disappears.

13. Use warm green tea compresses

Warm compresses help improve symptoms, but making them with green tea fights infection and reduces inflammation. After brewing a green tea infusion, let the tea bags steep until they are lukewarm. Then use them as a compress on the affected ear 3 times a day, using fresh tea bags.

14. Honey

Honey has very effective antibacterial properties that can help reduce infection and reduce inflammation in the ear canal. Apply a little bee honey on the external areas of the ear.
Then let it sit for a few hours to relieve the pain, gradually.

15. Radish

Radish not only is a delicious food to add on salads, but also one of the most effective home remedies for severe ear pain. Because of the great anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties of its phenolic compounds, radish can be a very effective solution to end ear infection.

To apply this remedy, all you have to do is, heat the grated rind of a radish in mustard oil.
Let it stand for a few minutes. Strain the mixture and apply a few drops inside the ear. Let it act for a few minutes so that the solution penetrates and you can get the desired result.

The best way to avoid any discomfort or infection is to clean ears properly, as these can also be due to an excessive accumulation of earwax. The key is to have a very good hygiene, but without overdoing it.

These home remedies can help you relieve pain and inflammation quickly and easily, but if for any reason the symptoms persist or worsen, you should visit a doctor immediately so that you can be diagnosed and follow the most appropriate treatment depending on your type of pain.


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