Earaches can be very uncomfortable. Most are due to ear infection and fluid buildup in the middle ear. Other causes include the common cold, wax in the ear, blockage in the nasal passage, physical damage to the inside of the ear, an increase in air pressure and so on.
Earaches occur more commonly among small children than adults.
A simple earache can be taken care of easily at home with natural remedies. We are sure that you have one or more of these ingredients in your kitchen.
Here are some tips, how to relief the earache, naturally and quickly:
Putting moist heat around an infected ear can work as a great pain reliever. Simply wrap a hot water bottle in a towel and press it against the aching ear for a few minutes.
Both peppermint leaves and peppermint oil can be used to soothe earaches.
- Put the juice from fresh peppermint leaves in a dropper and then put some drops in the aching ear.
- Using a cotton swab, apply a few drops of peppermint oil externally around the opening of your ear. Avoid getting any of this oil in your ear. You can also dilute the peppermint oil using olive oil and then apply.
The analgesic and antibiotic properties of garlic can help reduce earache caused by an ear infection.
- Heat one teaspoon of minced garlic in two tablespoons of sesame oil. Cool and filter the oil. Put 2-3 drops of this garlic oil in the aching ear.
- Another option is to extract the juice out of a few cloves of garlic and put it into the ear that hurt
Applying moist heat through a hair dryer can be a great way to reduce earache.
After taking a shower or bath, do not towel dry your ears. Instead, use a blow dryer. Keep the dryer setting on warm and hold it slightly away from the ear. Let the warm air dry the moisture in your ear. Do not use the blow dryer for more than five minutes