Home Remedy for an Earache

The ear is one of the most important part of the human body and is divided into three different sections: The outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear.

Hearing and balance are the two main functions performed by the human ear. Each section of the ear is used either for hearing or for balance. The most sensitive part of the ear is the ear drum. Earache is a common problem among children and adults.

A highly common cause of the earache is due to plugged ‘Eustachian’ tubes (the tube that comes from the back of your throat and connects to your middle ear). If and when your Eustachian tube becomes blocked, fluid will gather resulting in a painful earache, bringing with it the possibility of bacteria buildup or ear infection.

Home remedy for an earache tip 1 – Take a decongestant when you get a cold and continue taking it until the cold is gone. Check with your doctor to see if it is ok for you to take a decongestant.

Home remedy for an earache tip 2 – Ear oils, the traditional and old way, is more effective way for ear ache. You can make a mixture of one garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped and half a fresh mullein leaf, finely cut. Mix them with 2/3 cup of olive oil in a clean glass pint jar. Seal the jar tightly and keep it in sunlight for at least about 10 days. This helps in extracting the active constituents into the oil from the ingredients. After you see slight yellowish-brown color for the oil, after ten days, strain the oil through a fine mesh wire sieve. Then again, through clean cotton cloth or muslin. Take this oil in another different glass container and add few drops of melaleuca or tea tree oil. Put 3 to 4 drops of this mixture into the ear for at least 4 times a day and each time allow it to settle for minimum of 10 minutes.

Home remedy for an earache tip 3 – In boiling water, steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain the water and place the hot flowers in a cloth and place on the ear. This is one of the great home remedies for earache.

Home remedy for an earache tip 4 – Take a radish and chop it into small pieces. Place the pieces of radish into some mustard oil and warm it gently. Place a couple of drops into the affected ear.

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