Home Remedies for Ear Infections is all about natural earache
remedies that can be safely and simply used at home, but NOT, if you
have severe earache, develop a fever, or have a discharge from your ear.
During the day, we hold our heads up, and our eustachian tubes drain naturally into the back of the throat.
But at night, when we are asleep the tubes cannot drain as easily and we are not swallowing as often.
The air already in the middle ear is absorbed, and a vacuum occurs, sucking the eardrum inward.
hours after we have fallen asleep, our eustachian tubes may clog,
especially if we have a cold, a sinus infection or an allergy, and
there you have it serious EARACHE!!
You may also get a mild earache because of a build-up of mucus in your ear after a cold,or during an attack of hay fever.
All of these earaches can be helped by using natural home remedies for
ear infections in conjunction with your medical advisors prescribed
Three guesses what the most common reason for office visits to pediatricians is. And I am sure you will guess it first time... ear infections.!!
When a child is breast feeding the action of sucking on the breast exercises a muscle that helps to open the eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the back of the throat and drains away any fluid.
In bottle feeding the teat does not reach as far into the
mouth, and the muscle is not exercised in the same way, hence the
tendency for ear infections been greater in formula fed babies, and the
need to examine natural home remedies for ear infections.
For infants take a geranium leaf, bruise it between the fingers, roll into a ball and put it into the ear like a small plug.
Pain in one or both ears and temporary hearing loss are often caused by a middle-ear infection, in which case you may also have a fever and feel generally unwell.
The site of this infection is behind the eardrum, where the small bones of the ear are located.
Air pressure is regulated in this area by the eustachian or auditory tube, which runs from the ear to the back of the nasal cavity.
If bacteria or viruses' get into this nice little warm cosy space, the area becomes inflamed and fluid starts to build up, causing the sensation of pressure.
A severe middle ear infection can cause perforation of the eardrum.
When you swim, shower or wash your hair, trapped moisture can carry germs into the ear canal and cause an infection.
Your ear will feel itchy and then painful, sometimes into the jaw, and will be tender to the touch or when you pull your earlobe.
In many cases this infected moisture must be removed by an ear specialist to bring relief.
If there is a tendency to swimmers ear remember the old saying "prevention is better than cure".
Cut fresh ginger into slices and boil for about 10 minutes.
Soak this mixture into a warm wet towel, lie down and place the towel over the culprit ear, and leave on for about 20 minutes.
Take 15ml of olive oil and 4 cloves of garlic.
Heat slowly till the cloves of garlic begin to brown.
Allow to cool.
When needed put 1 drop of the garlic oil in a wad of cottonwool and place this in the ear.
One of our special onion home remedies is to take a medium to large onion and slice in half, roast the onion in the oven until it is soft.
Allow to cool so that it won't burn the skin and hold it over the affected ear with a towel.
Take a teaspoon of cayenne and mix into a glass of juice or even into some rooibos tea.
Mix 1 part vinegar to 1 part warm water
Now that you have had an earful of advise , let's just round off our home remedies for ear infections by suggesting that you try some alcohol free echinacea extract by mouth, which will generally end an ear infection if you catch it early.
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