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Home Remedies for Earache

Earache is a common condition reported in children than in adults. Do you know that bad cold and sore throat infections are the major conditions that usually result in earache if unattended? Don’t worry you have a wide variety of home remedies for earache that are really handy.

Earache occurs mainly due to infection of the outer and middle ear due to the above reported two major conditions. The symptoms of outer ear infection are mild itching, pain, swelling and discharge but however, middle ear infection results in mild pain, fever and occasional discharge. A person feels more pain when he lies down since the throat muscles are not used and the Eustachian tubes gets more congested.

Effective Home Remedies for Erache

Avoid dairy products like milk, butter, cheese etc that tend to aggravate ear infection and use of vitamin C rich foods will help in boosting the immune system.

The antibiotic qualities of garlic can be very effectively used by using few drops of the juice in the paining ear. About four or five cloves of garlic can be burnt in linseed oil, filtered and stored. This oil can also be applied twice daily as an effective home remedy for earache.

Immerse some leaves of castor plant in warm sesame oil and applying around the ear as a light fomentation can be very effective in relieving earache.

Make an extract of tulsi leaves, place it on flame and warm it a little. At a bearable temperature apply four to five drops in the ears. This is a sure and effective home remedy for earache.

Extract some juice by making an incision on a banana tree and warm it a little. Apply few drops of this in the affected ear before going to bed. You are sure wake up with a relief in the morning.

Juice obtained from tender mango leaves can also be warmed and few drops applied in the affected ear is an effective home remedy for earache.

Tiny pieces of radish can be warmed in mustard oil, filtered and a few drops of this oil in the affected will surely bring relief from earache.

Onion juice can also be warmed and few drops applied to the ear at night to have a relief from earache.

If there is an access to breast milk, take an equal quantity of breast milk and bottle gourd juice and warm it. Few drops of it in the affected ear is a very good home remedy for earache.

Warming few seeds of fenugreek in mustard or linseed and using this oil in the affected ear is a very good earache home remedy.

Clean habits in children, covering the ears when traveling in cold winds, proper treatment of common cold and soar throat and avoiding loud noises are the precautions that are suggested to prevent earache.

If the above home remedies for earache doesn't work for you and you notice blood or pus discharge and swelling around the ears, dizziness which are signs of severe infection it is high time to consult your health care provider.


Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is for educational purposes. The information in not given as medical advice nor is it intended to propose or offers to propose a cure for any disease or condition. Before starting any medical treatment, please consult your physician.
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