Ear infection are pretty common especially among children. The most common type of ear infection is the otitis media. This infection occurs in the middle ear which is located just behind the eardrum. The Eustachian tube which runs from the middle ear to the back of the throat drains the fluid made in the middle ear. If this tube gets blocked the fluid accumulates in the middle ear and causes infection.
The Eustachian tube can become clogged due to colds and sinus infections, excess mucous, allergies and exposure to smoke. Ear infections are more common in the winter when children are liable to catch the common cold.
The common symptoms are fluid buildup behind the eardrum which results in pain and itching, fullness in the ear, a sensation of blockage, and hearing loss in the affected ear. If the eardrum gets ruptured then there is a yellowish thick discharge from the ear.
Home Remedies For Ear Infection
Ginger has such powerful medicinal properties that it is widely used for curing and healing endless diseases and disorders.
It is one of the most effective remedies for all kinds of infections because of its antibiotic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that not only deal with the infection but also provide great relief in the pain. Grate some fresh ginger and extract its juice. Put a few drops of this juice inside the aching ear three times daily.
Garlic is another natural remedy that will cure the infection quickly and effectively. It has powerful anti- inflammatory and antioxidant properties that will destroy the infection and propound rapid healing.
Its pain killing properties will reduce the swelling and alleviate the pain. Heat some olive oil and warm a chopped clove of garlic into it. When the oil cools, fill a dropper with oil and drop a few drops inside the ear canal.
Mustard oil is an age old remedy for all sorts of aches and pains in the body. Its antiseptic, anti- inflammatory and antibacterial properties remove the infection successfully and propound quick healing.
Its warming qualities help to dry out the
accumulated fluid and bring relief in the sense of blockage.
Warm some mustard oil and put a few drops of into the ears. Put the drops of oil two or three times daily.
White vinegar has antimicrobial properties which eradicate the infection speedily and successfully. It also helps to remove the accumulated wax inside the ears.
Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. Take a rubber bulb syringe and fill it with the mixture. Irrigate your ear with this solution. Let it sit in the ear for a minute then tilt your head over a sink and drain it out.
Tea Tree Oil
Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with olive oil. Take a dropper and put a few drops of this mixture into the ears. The antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of tea tree oil will kill the bacteria or any other microbes that are causing the infection and bring relief in the pain. Use this remedy twice daily.