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Ten Easy Home Remedies for Ear Infection

November 06, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Health    Views: 787

The sense of hearing is a great gift of nature. Next to sight, it is the main factor that helps learning. When it is affected we suffer a lot in sleepless nights. Natural remedies help us to solve ordinary ear problems.


The power of hearing is a great gift. It come next to sight in the process of learning, Ears are so delicate sense organs that they need our constant watch and care. We hear while other people talk. We hear the gentle sound of wind and breeze. We hear and enjoy the humming melody of birds and bees. We hear the rumbling noise of the frightening thunder. Each and every sound enters through our ears and reaches our brain as an intelligent sound after passing through an incredibly delicate and wonderful mechanism of the hearing process!

Ear infection

Our ears can easily be affected or infected due to so many factors. In our polluted life ear infection has become very common and frequent, especially in children. If it is neglected in the beginning stage, it may lead to further complications and the child may lose the power of hearing in course of time, crippling his whole future.

Natural Remedies

In the modern fast life, a lot of drugs and readymade drugs have come up to provide instant relief from any pain. But researches say that taking antibiotics for all diseases is not advisable. Moreover, today there is a trend among people to prefer alternative medicines rather than going for conventional ones.

Ten easy home remedies for ear infection and earache

1) Pressing a warm water bottle or warm bag of salt against the affected ear may help to reduce ear pain

2) Usually common cold or sinus infection may lead to ear aches and kids that have allergy problems are more prone to ear infections. Hence building up immunity against infections can do much help.

3) An Ayurvedic remedy with warm Emilia leaves has been effective. Hold these leaves over burning firewood extract its juice and apply a few drops of this warm juice in the infected ear to alleviate pain.

4) A very simple home remedy with salt and garlic is very easy to prepare. Just sprinkle salt on pounded garlic and extract its juice, warm it and apply it in the ear. Garlic and salt have antibiotic properties that can cure the infection and relieve the pain easily.

5) Squeeze one or two onions to get its juice. Warm a table spoon of this juice and let two or three drops into the painful ears.

6) If there is irritation in the ears, pour one or two drops of warm olive oil.

7) Three or four drops of tea tree oil may be beneficial since this herbal treatment has also anti bacterial properties and can control immunity.

8) St. John's wart is an effective anesthetic herb in treating the pain associated with ear infections. It can be used as other herbs.

9) Use of essential oils also has been successful. Six to eight drops of essential oils like Lavender, Roman chamomile and Tea tree can be blended with carrier oils and then just let one or two drops of this blend into the painful ear. This will relieve pain and give a soothing, antiseptic and anti inflammatory effect. Essential oils or massage oils should never be poured directly into ear.

10) Prevention of ear problems also is home remedies. Strengthen the immunity power in order to remove cold symptoms related to ear infections by taking balanced diet. Drinking honey and lemon or cider vinegar in warm water can give relief from cold symptoms. Foods containing Vitamin C and zinc in particular can be included to build up the immune system and help prevent ear infections.

Ear infection is an irritating menace. Though it may not be fatal or serious, it can lead to many serious complications both physical and psychological.



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