Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Herbal and Natural Remedies to Cure Ear Infections

natural-herbal-remedies-ear-infections-cureNeed to clear your ear in a hurry? Or maybe you are worried about your health insurance? Of course, if you have an ear infection, the recommended advice is to go and see a doctor. Clearing it away on your own may help the wallet, but an ear infection could always be a sign of something worse.

However, if you do really need to find a natural way to clear out you ear infection, here are our top tips.

Olive Oil

natural-herbal-ear-remedies-oil-infections-curesThis natural plant based option has many healing properties, and has been shown to break down obstructions in the ear.

All you need to do is heat up some, very lightly. While the oil is still warm to the touch, dab a couple of drops into the ear. This will make the wax inside that much softer, meaning you can then mop up the residue on the outside of your ear with a couple of cotton tipped swabs. (Never, however, go inside the ear with the cotton swabs).

Vitamin E Oil

Just like with Olive Oil, the method to using Vitamin E Oil is to warm it up slightly and put a few drops into the infected ear. After this, lie down on your side for about five minutes. This should help to get the infection to drain.

Garlic

This wonderful bulb may as well be nature’s medicine cabinet. There are many ways that a few cloves of Garlic can be used to help naturally cure your ear-ache.natural-herbal-ear-remedies-garlic-infections-cures

To use this herbal based medicine, you can grab some Garlic Oil and drip it into your ear, just as above. However, instead of lying on your side or clearing out the outer ear with a cotton bud, cover the ear with a warm flannel for a bit. This will help to activate the garlic juice and will start solving your ear infection problem.

Garlic can also be used as a herbal anti-biotic. Crush up a clove, and consume one in the morning and one at night. Although it might make your breath smell a bit, this natural antibiotic will help your body help itself get rid of your ear infection.

Neti Pot

If you have not seen one of these before, they resemble very much like a tea-pot for some fairytale creatures. This is one of the most natural ways to cure your ear infection.

First, you boil some water and let it cool. This is to make sure the water is as pure and natural as possible, with no extra tap chemicals in it. After the water has become room temperature, tilt your hear to one side, almost as if you are pulling an expression at something really unexpected. Then, you pour the water into one nostril and let it run out of the other. This will help clear the nasal cavities.

So why do this to cure an ear infection? Have you ever been told to hold your nose and blow while on a plane to stop ear popping? This is because the nasal cavities are very much connected to the ears, so solving a blockage in one may help the other.

Click here to check out the Neti Pot I personally use, it’s a great option from Amazon.com for less than $15.  Can’t really go wrong at this price and it’s great quality.

 

Baby Oil

To use this natural oil to clean your ears you, yep, put a couple of drops into your ears. However, this time, do it about ten minutes before going into the shower. What will happen is that the heat will combine with the oil in your ear and help melt away the wax. What is also great is that because you are using the heat of the shower, the wax will melt away without leaving any stains on your clothes or at all during the day, which let’s face it, wouldn’t be very attractive.

Following either one of these methods will help you to get your ear infection down as soon as possible, and all without using any harsh chemicals or spending too much money.

But, if after doing one of these things, it is still not gone (or in fact is worse) don’t delay and see a doctor straight away.

Andy Debolt
Andy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing Andy enjoys water sports and spending time on the golf course.
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