There are many home remedies for ear infections. Isn’t that good news considering the fact that ear infections can not only be irritating, but it can be painful and lead to permanent deafness if left untreated.
These remedies are easy to find, they’re inexpensive, they’ve been used by countless others for years, and most importantly, they work!
Popular Home Remedies for Ear Infections
One of the most popular home remedies for ear infections is onion juice. Just put a drop or two onto the affected ear. Be warned that this may sting a bit so you may want to dilute it first with boiled water. Allow the water to cool before you drop anything onto your ears.
Another popular remedy is drawing out the pus associated with infections. Simply fill a small bag or a sock with salt. Then, press the sock or the bag against your ear. It’s easy to do and many people swear it works!
Now, the underlying reason for ear infections is usually a bacterial or a viral infection. To cure the pain in your ears, you will need to cure your body first. Heal your infection by taking herbs that are well-known for their cleansing abilities.
Echinacea and goldenseal, in particular, can help you get rid of the infection quickly and easily. Taking Vitamin C doses also helps.
The surprising thing about home remedies for ear infections is that often, you don’t have to go far to find them. For instance, you can drape a towel over your head and sit over a bowl of essential oils and hot water!
This remedy is called “steam facial” and it’s used to clear congestions as well as other symptoms that aggravate ear infection. Oils that are usually used in steam facials include eucalyptus, ginger, and peppermint. Try them!