Earaches can be a very painful thing to deal with. It can be especially troublesome for children, who more commonly suffer from earaches. As a parent, it’s terrible when your child has a bad earache and you can’t seem to help them. If you run into that situation, why not try a home remedy for an earache?
However, before trying any home remedies it’s a good idea to visit a doctor at least once.
An earache can occur for many reasons, from constant loud noises to the common cold to actual ear problems. For the most part, though, a home remedy for ear pain is focused more on pain relief than on curing the actual problem.
Depending on the severity of the pain and how often it recurs, earache may warrant a visit to the doctor’s office.
If what you’re looking for is just a quick fix to deal with an isolated earache, or a holdover until you can get to a doctor, these methods may help.
There are several home remedies for ear pain that can help out in a pinch. You can often use these remedies with supplies your probably have in your home. For other ones, you may need to make a trip to the store.
One remedy to try involves combining a teaspoon of sesame oil with a bit of garlic. Use an open flame to heat it up until it’s a bit warm.
Then, lie down with the hurting ear pointed. Put four drops of the solution in the ear and let it set for 10 minutes. This can help to relieve ear pain.
Another possible remedy combines licorice and ghee, a type of clarified butter used in some Middle Eastern cuisine. You may have to visit an ethnic food store to find it.
Warm the licorice in the ghee until it becomes a pasty blend. Apply this mix around your ear. The ear should feel better quickly.
For chronic earache problems, a more potent home remedy for ear pain may be needed. This one requires between four and five garlic cloves.
Combine them with linseed oil and burn the garlic, storing the resulting solution in a bottle. Put some of this oil around the painful ear once in the morning and again in the evening. This helps put a stop to constant earache.
Another way to achieve relief from earaches is to chop up a radish into very small pieces. Add these radish bits into mustard oil and heat it up.
Then, put the resulting oil into a bottle. Whenever an earache pops up, put a couple of drops into the affected ear for rapid relief.
One of the more outlandish home remedies for an earache actually involves using human breast milk. This may be a good option for a new mother whose child has an earache. What you must do is combine some breast milk with a bottle gourd that’s been ground up into paste.
Warm this combination up slightly and then apply to the ears. It’s known to be a really effective pain reliever.
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