How to treat an ear infection using home remedies
Ear infection can attack any part of the ear. There are two main types of ear infection: Otitis media and otitis externa. Otitis media is the infection of the middle ear. This type of ear infection is common in infants and children. Otitis externa is the infection caused in the external ear. The external otitis gets affected by cold or flu or any other kind of respiratory infection. The area around eardrum becomes painful and inflamed due to ear infection. Sometimes a fever may also be developed. Ear infection is not contagious.
Ear infections are not restricted to babies, toddlers and children. Earaches and a blocked ear are common problems that do not require any medical attention in most of the cases. At most of the times, home remedies would treat the condition.
Some common home remedies for ear infections are:
Two or three drops of warm onion juice can be placed in each ear to treat ear infection. Soak a cotton ball in freshly extracted onion juice and insert the cotton ball in the ears.
A few drops of warm olive oil also work well for ear infections.
Drops of hydrogen peroxide should be poured in ears for 10 minutes
A warm, but not hot, water bottle can be placed over the ear.
It’s strange but true that placing some drops of breast milk on the affected ear every few hours.
For the inner ear infections, some drops of garlic oil or olive oil should be put in the ear.
A teaspoon of warm mango leaf juice should be applied drop by drop to avoid ear infections.
Take Vitamin C to boost the immune system and to fight the ear infections.
Mix 1 tablespoon pure almond oil, 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 drops of chamomile essential oil and 3 drops of tea tree essential oil. Heat them up. Put 2 drops of this warm oil mixture inside the infected ear twice a day for relief from ear pain.
Chewing gum can also help to relieve the pressure from the infection and provide comfort.