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How to Get Rid of Ear Pain


Are you having that dreadful earache again? We know how painful it can be. No matter how hard you try, it won't let you concentrate on your work. Even sleep, can't ease your pain.

Children are more victimized by the earache as compared to the adults.

Don't worry because you have come to the right place. We have some easy home remedies that will help ease your earache.

Before we get to the remedies it is important to know the reasons why you might encounter an earache.

  • The most common cause of earache is glue ear and most of the times children suffer from this problem. It is caused by accumulation of fluids in the eardrum, which causes infection and severe pain
  • Too much accumulation of wax can cause blockage in the ear and result in severe pain
  • Sometime infections inside the ear canal can cause ears to ache
  • Throat infections and cold can also cause earache
  • Sometimes an infection in the hair follicles of the ear canal can be the reason of earache
  • Pain in the jawbone or problems of the wisdom teeth can also lead to earache
  • Too much use of cotton buds can also lead to earache

Here are some home remedies that might ease out your pain:

Warm compress
A warm compress can not only help reduce the pain, but also reduce the swelling inside the ear. It is most effective when the pain is due to cold and is most suitable for children.


Olive oil
Olive oil has a lot of healing properties. A few drops of warm olive oil can help relieve the ear pain. Just dab a cotton bud in some oil and apply it in the ear. Olive oil is also beneficial for curing the ear infections. It can also stop the buzzing sensation in the ear.
If you do not have olive oil, mustard oil can be used in the similar manner.

Garlic
Garlic is famous for its antibiotic and analgesic properties. Garlic has the power to treat earache and ear infections. Just follow this simple remedy to solve the problem:

Take 1 teaspoon of garlic paste and heat it, now add 2 tablespoon sesame oil to it. Cool and strain this mixture; put a few drops into the aching ear and get instant relief. If sesame oil isn't available you can extract some juice from 2 to 3 cloves of garlic and use it in the similar way.

Onion
The use of an onion is one of the oldest and most effective remedies to treat an aching ear. Onion is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. You can use the juice of a grated onion 2 to 3 times a day to get rid of the pain. Just heat the juice before use. Another way you can use the onion is by putting little pieces of it in a piece of clean cloth. Place this cloth over the aching ear for 5 to 7 minutes, two to three times a day.

Apple cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is also recommended for treating earaches. Just put a few drops into the ear, wait for a minute and then let the drops run out of the ear. You can repeat his procedure after every 12 hours.

Neem
Neem, famously known as Indian lilac, has some amazing healing properties. The neem leaves hold anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, analgesic and antifungal properties. Therefore, these leaves can not only treat your earache, but will also combat ear infections. All you need to do is, extract some juice out of the leaves and put a few drops in your ear. You can also use neem oil. Dab a cotton ball in the neem oil and squeeze a few drops of this oil in your ear, keep the cotton ball in the ear for a few minutes.

Lavender Oil
If you are having pain in your outer ear, then lavender oil is the best remedy for you. Just apply some oil on your outer ear and massage it gently. You can repeat this 3 times a day. You can also make an ear rub with lavender oil. Take 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of tea tree oil and ¼ cup of olive oil. Mix these three oils and massage around the ears for an instant relief.

Peppermint
The leaves of the peppermint or its oil are very beneficial for curing ear pain. Just extract some juice from its leaves and put a few drops in your ear. If you are having pain in your outer ear, then apply peppermint oil around the ears. Make sure the oil doesn't get into the ear.

Ear oil for kids
Here is an effective remedy, especially for children. Crush 5 cloves of garlic, take half a cup of olive oil and heat these ingredients in a pan for 8 hours on a low flame. Now strain this mixture and let it cool. Add 20 drops of eucalyptus oil to it and keep it in an airtight bottle. Put 2 to 3 drops in the child's ear. This mixture can be used 3 to 4 times, for 7 days.

It is best to consult a doctor if you experience a severe earache. However, these remedies have the power to cure the infections and inflammation and are effective in relieving pain.
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