There are several types of Earaches, and every one of them hurt. An ear infection sometimes effects in the outer ear canal. Swimmers are subjected to Earaches, involving the outer ear and the ear canal. An earache indicates inflammation or infection, and may be caused by virus, bacteria, moisture fall in the ear fungi. Eucalyptus oil is one of the home remedies for earaches that traditionally used to relieve the pain.
Properties of Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil contains from about 70-85 percent eucalyptol. Eucalyptol may have disinfectant properties, according to the National Institutes of Health. This substance that is antimicrobial has antibiotic property, and/or antiviral action.
Herbal ear drops with antibiotic action can alleviate earaches, however, that the eardrum is not damaged. Do this by checking with a doctor. If you get the green light for drops, mix 20 drops each of eucalyptus oil and tincture of goldenseal with 10 drops of pasque flower tincture and five drops of tincture of myrrh. Combine this with 30 ml of almond oil and shake the mixture thoroughly. Two drops can be used in the inflamed ear three times per day, Mabey advises.
Other herbalists advise using eucalyptus as an aromatherapy home remedy for an earache. For example, Reader’s advises people to add several drops of eucalyptus oil to a pan of boiling water, which is then removed from the heat before the user places a towel over her head and inhales the steam. People also can try a eucalyptus steam bath.
Children should not be dosed with eucalyptus oil for an earache. Topical use or inhalation of low concentrations of eucalyptus may be safe. However, lethal toxicity is reported with oral use. This may also occur with inhalation. In children, severe side effects have been reported with just small doses of eucalyptus taken by mouth or applied to a child’s skin. The NIH especially advises against using eucalyptus oil near the face or nose in children, and urges people not to use eucalyptus on infants or very young children.
An earache that is accompanied by a fever that’s higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, seeping pus or fluid, a stiff neck, a bad headache, or that looks swollen should always be seen by a physician.