Get Rid of an Ear Ache Naturally

Ear aches happen frequently to children, but adults can suffer from them as well. Not quite the same thing as an ear infection, ear aches are the result of the Eustachian tube swelling shut from things like inflammation and preventing the draining of fluids. This can also be experienced when driving up mountains or flying in an airplane, though to a lesser and easier to fix degree. Many of the home remedies listed here can also be used to help treat the swelling and inflammation experienced during an ear infection!

 

How do I know if I have an ear ache?

  • Pain in the ears
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fever
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Drainage

 

How can I prevent an ear ache?

Because an ear ache is caused by inflammation in the ear, you cannot always prevent it as it can be caused by a number of things. Some ways you can help prevent inflammation, however, are:

  • Don’t stick anything in your ears.
  • Only clean the outside of your ear.
  • Treat infections swiftly.

 

How can I treat Ear Ache?

  • Sleep, or have your baby sleep, with the sore ear up. This allows gravity to help the fluids drain away from the eardrum.
  • Hose the nose. Use a saline spray and squirt it into the nose, then gently suction the gunk out to help unplug and drain the ears.
  • Wiggle your ears gently by pulling them down and out to help “pop” the Eustachian tubes.
  • Make garlic oil, cool to body temperature then use as an ear drop. Make the oil with mullein flowers and garlic for best results.
  • Heat a whole onion till softened. Cut it in half and cool till warm then hold up to the aching ear. While doing this, make an onion juice drop by crushing some of the other onion until there is enough liquid for a few drops. Mix with a little olive oil and drop into the ear for fast relief.
  • Cinnamon oil, made from oil infused with cinnamon, can also be used to help decrease the inflammation and soothe and ear ache. Make sure when you drop things into the ear that they are body temperature or you will make the pain worse.
  • Do lymphatic massage on the nodes behind the ear to help them drain by slowly and gently stroking from the small space behind the ear and down the neck.
  • Rub the outside of the ear with lavender oil to help soothe pain.
  • Inhale some steam with a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil or some vices to help drain the nose and ears.
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