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Earache Home Remedies - How to Get Rid of Earache

Ear is one of the most important parts of the human body. Earaches are very common in children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. Earache occurs from otologic causes or from nonotologic causes referred to the ear from remote disease processes. Most children have at least one ear infection before their eighth birthday. Ear infections often follow a cold, but cannot be spread from person to person. Some ear infections are caused by allergies. When a child has a cold and is more likely to get middle ear infections, earache can be prevented as for adults. Tugging of the ears and fever are signs of an ear infection. The child may cry more and seem fussier than normal. Simply touching the ears may cause pain. Swallowing, chewing, and nose blowing can increase ear pain. The pain is caused by pressure changes inside the ear. Older children may say their ears feel like they are under water. They may hear buzzing or ringing.

Otitis externa is the skin infection of the ear canal, which often occurs after swimming. It is also called swimmer's ear. Ear infections can cause short-term hearing loss. The child may not hear far-away noises. Signs of a broken eardrum are blood and pus draining from the ear. This drainage does not mean that the infection has gotten worse. The small break will heal on its own in a few days. However, the child could have a slight hearing loss until the infection is gone. Hearing usually returns to normal after treatment. The tubes let liquid drain from the ears and can help prevent additional infections. The two factors that are required for external otitis to develop are (1) the presence of germs that can infect the skin and (2) impairments in the integrity of the skin of the ear canal that allow infection to occur.

Home Remedies for Earache

  • Grind a few Holy basil leaves and extract some juice. Apply 2 drops inside the ear.
  • Boil 3-4 cloves of Garlic in some water. Mash them and add a pinch of salt. Wrap this poultice in a flannel or woolen cloth and place on the aching ear.
  • For swimmer's ear, put some mineral oil in both ears before going in the water.
  • Apply some heat to your aching ear using a heating pad or a warm cloth.
  • Put few drops of hydrogen peroxide in the aching ear.
  • Vitamin E straight out of a pierced capsule, a very powerful healing agent.
  • Put two drops of holy basil leaves' juice in the aching ear
  • Mullein and Yarrow are traditional herbal remedies for earache. Mullein flowers steeped in oil have antibacterial and pain-relieving properties.




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