Also referred as otitis media, an ear infection is a common ear complication in infants, children and adults. The ear is a sensitive body organ, that require proper and careful care to maintain it healthily. Ear infection will be manifested through symptoms, which includes, hearing problems, fussiness, and production of fluid, pain and ear pain. Home remedies for ear infection include use of;
Home remedies for ear infection
1. Warm water bottle
This is the best remedy for a quick relief; this involves pressing a warm wiping pad or a warm bottle of water against the ear. The heating should not be for a long time, repeatedly do it for 5 minutes.
2. Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has two properties, healing and antibacterial property. Prepare a mixture of 2 tablespoons of olive oil, teaspoon of colloidal silver; drop 3 drops of tea tree oil and a teaspoonful of apple vinegar. Warm this mixture for a few seconds. Lay down with your infected ear facing up and put the mixture in the ear using a dropper and allow it for five minutes. Thereafter turn your head to allow the fluid drain out. Do this for 3 times a day for the best results.
Garlic has pain reliever and antimicrobial properties. Put few drops of garlic oil in the ailing ear for 3 times a day. Alternatively, boil 2 garlic cloves for a few minutes in water; add salt and using wrapped cloth put the some garlic in the ailing ear. It is still recommend eating raw garlic cloves to hasten healing.
4. Mango leaves juice
Mango leaves extracts are recommended for ear infection treatment. Crush or grind 3 leaves to produce juice, warm the extracted juice and using a dropper put few drops in the infected ear. The juice suppresses pain and causes healing.
Not only being used as a cooking ingredient, onion is also a remedy to ear infections. Peel a small onion bulb and chop it into small pieces. Put the chopped onion in the microwave for 2 minutes and allow the onion juice to extract and cool. Using a dropper put 3 drops in the ailing ear and allows it to rest for a few minutes. Drain the remaining fluid after a few minutes. Instead of chopping the onion, alternatively, cut the onion into two pieces and bake them for half an hour. Wrap each piece using a piece of cotton clothe and rub against the affected ear for a period of 10 minutes within a 10 minutes interval.