There are several safe and efficient home remedies for earache. Although earaches are very common, they can damage the tiny organs inside the ear. There are two main reasons for an earache to occur. One cause is fungus, commonly known as swimmer’s ear. The other is simply an overabundance of wax or fluid causing a blockage in the Eustachian tube. This can be caused by a number of things, colds being the most common. However both can be treated at home, spending little to no money.
The most common home remedies for earache are the use of oils. Several different oils can be used.
Baby oil is probably the most popular. Use two to three drops ,three times a day, for about a week. Oil works because it heats up the wax and allows it to melt out of the ear. It may sound unpleasant, but this releases the pressure, which is the cause of the pain. It also cleans the ear of any bacteria or fungus that might be causing the infection.
Castor oil is also very common. I would advise that it be limited to adult ear infections, since baby oil is better if ingested by a young child. Just gently warm the oil in the microwave and be sure it is not too hot. Just like the baby oil, place a few drops in the ear and plug it with a cotton ball. In extreme cases, throw a clove of garlic in the castor oil before heating and then remove it afterward. Garlic contains natural antibiotic properties which may speed up the healing process.
Vinegars are widely used for many things. Both white vinegar and apple cider vinegar have proven to be excellent home remedies for earache.
If using white vinegar, mix three parts vinegar to one part rubbing alcohol. If using apple cider vinegar it is equal parts vinegar and alcohol. Drop two drops in the ear, plug with a cotton ball and let it sit approximately 15 minutes. Repeat if necessary, but sit should instantly relief the pain of an infection.
These are just a few ways to treat an earache without going to a doctor or a pharmacy.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.