Natural Remedies for an Ear Infection

Ear infections, particularly middle ear infections, are caused by swelling of the eustachian tubes. This swelling continues until the tub becomes blocked, trapping fluid and making a great habitat for germs to grow and flourish. Some ear infections may cause the eardrum to burst, and though scary this is not usually a cause for concern as it will heal on its own over time.

How do I know if I have an ear infection?

  • Mild to severe ear pain
  • Fever
  • Thick, yellowish or bloody drainage from the ear
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Grumpiness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Trouble hearing
  • Popping, ringing or fullness in the ear
  • Problems with dizziness and balance

 

How can I prevent an ear infection?

Ear infections are often a secondary infection as the result of something else like a cold or the flu.

  • Don’t smoke. Tobacco irritates the ear.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Get your child immunized.

 

How can I treat an ear infection?

  • Apply a warm compress to the ear. This will help soften up earwax and get fluids in the ear moving.
  • Use diluted Tea Tree oil as eardrops. Use two or three drops with two tablespoons of colloidal silver and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Drop a few drops into the ear, wait a few minutes, then turn your head and let it drip back out.
  • Use garlic juice or oil as an eardrop and put two or three drops into the ear at a time.
  • Make an eardrop of crushed mango leaf juice. It will help to relieve pain.
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