I am pretty sure that most everybody has had an earache at least one time in their life and you know as well as I do they can be a very painful, uncomfortable, and irritable condition to have. Earaches can make it very hard to sleep, can take on associated symptoms such as headaches, swollen jaws, and even vomiting. Adults most commonly acquire an earache through swimmer’s ear but for babies and small children they can acquire an earache quite often. However, earaches can also be a sign of an infection somewhere else in your body, so be sure to check in with your regular physician if your earache accompanies a fever or persists for more than 3-4 days. Here are of the top natural home remedies that you can try that will help you with the pain of an earache as well as treatment and prevention from an earache.
✼ Take one to two teaspoons of chamomile flowers and place them in a pan with one cup of water. Boil and steep the flowers for around 10-15 minutes. After you have steeped the chamomile flowers in the boiling water strain the water and place the hot flowers in a cloth and place it on the ear that is sore. Leave the cloth on the ear for 15-20 minutes at a time. You will soon find that your earache is in the works of clearing up in little to no time.
✼ You can also try taking peeling 2 cloves of garlic and then mixing the cut up cloves with two teaspoons of mustard oil. You then heat the mixture until the garlic turns black. Remove from heat and strain and allow the mixture to cool until it is lukewarm. You then apply 3-4 drops into the ear using a cotton swab or dropper. This can help with many of the symptoms associated with an earache, mostly with the pain you receive due to an earache.
✼ By mixing some garlic oil with around 3 drops of grape seed extract and then dropping the mixture into the affected ear. This is a tested and proven way to alleviate a ton of earache pain.
✼ You can also try taking a few whole basil leaves and then grind them into a blender or juicer to make it into a juice. Then you will want to place two drops of the basil leaf juice inside the painful ear. This is a major pain reducer and also helps with the reduction of fever. You can also try this with the juice of garlic. After blending garlic cloves in a blender or juicer you will take several drops of the garlic juice in a dropper and place the mixture in the aching ear. This is also great for pain and also works as a natural antibiotic and has been tested and proven to be extremely effective towards earaches that are caused by an infection in the ear.
✼ You can also try placing a few drops of warm olive oil, tea tree oil, mineral oil, or sweet oil into the ear that is infected or aching. These specific oils can most commonly be found in your local pharmacy or health and nutritional stores and have been used for ages for the relief of earache pain.
✼ You may also want to try taking one teaspoon of sesame oil and adding a clove of garlic to the oil. You will then want to heat up the mixture until the mixture becomes lukewarm. You will then want to place anywhere from 3-4 drops of the mixture into the ear that has the earache and then lie on your side for around 10-15 minutes
✼ Take 1-2 tablespoons of mustard oil and place in a pan. Take a small radish and chop it into small-medium pieces. Add the chopped radish to the mustard oil and warm the mixture gently. Then place a couple of drops of the mixture into the affected ear. This can help majorly with your earache pain.
✼ You can also warm the leaves of a mango in a small amount of water. You then take the juice from the mango leaves and place a few drops into the affected ear. This will help with the pain and discomfort associated with your earache also.
✼ Another old home remedy that has been used for many years is by taking a capful of hydrogen peroxide and placing it into the ear. The ear will fizz and bubble, this is normal. Peroxide is really good for clearing up any infections and allows the ear to dry out. You can also mix the peroxide half and half with water. Make sure to let the ear drain after applying the peroxide.
✼ You may also want try cutting up a piece of garlic and wrapping it with a piece of a cotton ball. Then immerse the cotton ball with alcohol. You will then squeeze the excess alcohol and put it in the ear that is hurting. This is a very effective home remedy that will clear the pain and discomfort due to an earache.
✼ You can also try to immerse a half of a cotton ball in olive oil. Then place the cotton ball in the microwave for around 15-20 seconds until the cotton ball is warm, not hot. You will then squeeze out the excess oil from the cotton ball so that the cotton ball is dampened by the oil. Place the cotton ball in the affected ear and let it stay in for around 15-20 minutes. You can repeat this procedure continuously throughout the day for your earache and to help with pain.