Inner ear infection
An inner ear infection is quite common. The medical term used to describe this type of infection is otitis media. This infection is not contagious in nature and can be is triggered by bacteria, virus or fungi. It can affect people of all age groups including infants and small children. It is often categorized into two different types: acute and chronic. Acute form of inner ear infection is more commonly found in small children while chronic cases are found in adults.
- Warm compression is highly beneficial for controlling a throbbing pain in ear. Dip a clean washcloth in hot water and wring out the extra water from it. Then place it over the ear for a soothing relief. Alternately, you can pour some hot water in a bottle, wrap it up with the towel and hold it on the painful site.
- Warm olive oil can be used as a homemade ear drop for ear infection pain relief. Take some olive oil in a small bowl and heat it in microwave till it becomes warm. Before applying the oil in the ear, make sure it is not too hot as it can cause burns. Put two drops of the warm olive oil into the ear using an ear dropper.
- One of the most well-known inner ear infection home remedies is use of garlic juice as its natural antibiotic properties can fight off the infection really well. Crush one or two garlic cloves to extract fresh juice from it. Take the juice in a dropper and put it into the ear. As it starts healing up the infection, you will notice that the pain decreases.
- When there is a pus discharge from the infected ear, you can use onion juice to control it. Crush an onion to obtain its fresh juice. Then heat the juice slightly to make it lukewarm. Now, put 2-3 drops of this warm juice into the ear.
- There is another technique of applying heat on the infected ear. Heat one cup of salt in microwave for 2-3 minutes. Then put it into a small cotton bag and place it near the infected ear. It will bring down the pressure inside the ear by facilitating draining out of the liquid buildup. It should be repeated several times in a day for best results.
- Essential oils can be used for treating infection in the inner ear. You need 3 drops of tea tree oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of chamomile oil. Mix these essential oils with one tablespoon of a carrier oil like almond oil. This mixture should be heated lightly. Then put 2 drops of the warm oil mixture into the ear three times a day. This will help you to get rid of the ear pain.
Reduce swelling and pain
- Garlic is very effective for relieving earaches and can be employed in a number of ways. Garlic oil (which is simply garlic infused into olive oil) can be warmed and used in the ear as ear drops. Even better is a combination of garlic with mullein flowers and/or St. John’s wort flowers. The garlic oil can also be rubbed around the ear itself and used along the side of the neck for the lymphatic drainage massage.
- An alternative method is to cut the cooked onion in half and place the cut surface against the outside of the ear and hold it there for 5-20 minutes. This has also proven highly effective in easing the pain. Make certain the onion has cooled enough that it is warm, but not hot enough to burn the skin.
- Select an agent that you can use to soften and dissolve earwax. You can use mineral or baby oil, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, or a drugstore ear drop designed for earwax removal.
- Yawning, swallowing water repeatedly (while the nose is pinched), sucking a piece of hard candy and chewing gum are considered as the easiest possible natural remedies for clogged ears. These actions reduce pressure and help activate the muscles that open the Eustachian tube. This method is highly beneficial when dealing with changes in barometric pressure.
- To encourage drainage naturally and relieve ear pressure, keep the head elevated to approximately six inches. This tip is particularly useful when dealing with clogged ears in case of children.