Ear infections are a very painful affection that causes pain not only to the ear but to the whole body as well. They are provoked by bacteria or viruses in the middle ear. Ear infections are more common to children than to adults. Among the conditions that favor ear infections are wax buildup, respiratory infections, allergies, alcohol, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and internal injuries.
-Vitamin C-Chinese herbal (Yin Chiao Jin)
-Warm Water Bottle
-Tea Tree Oil
-Apple cider vinegar
-Mango leaf juice, etc.
All the above-mentioned remedies are easy to use, and now I will describe some of them.
Onions are found in every household. Everybody has in his fridge, at least, a small, tiny piece of onion. It is proven to have great effects when treating an ear infection.
Take a small onion and mince it. Microwave it for 1-2 minutes. Let it cool down a little bit and drain out the onion juice. Apply 2-3 drops of the juice in the infected ear and let it take effect for a couple of minutes. Turn your head with the infected ear down and wait for the juice to drain out.
Another method would be to bake an onion for 30 minutes, then cut into 2 and apply one-half, covered in a thick cotton cloth, to the year. Beware not to burn yourself.
Another super-easy method to treat ear infections it to press a warm water bottle against the ear. The secret is that heat relieves the pain and prevents infestation. You could substitute the water bottle with a heating pad or warm compress. Be sure not to keep the heat for long periods of time, or else you might make worse instead of better.
Apple cider vinegar is also a common product in households and is very useful when it comes to beauty or health treatments. Mix an equal amount of apple cider vinegar with water or alcohol, then soak a cotton ball in this mixture and apply it to the infected ear as a plug. Let the mixture take effect for 5 minutes then turn your head with the infected ear down and let the fluid drain out.
Another less traditional remedy to treat ear infections is urine. Yes, it might sound disgusting, but this is working and it’s for free.
Soak a cotton ball in your urine and add a bit of basil essential oil. Put the cotton to the infected ear and you will notice the difference the next day. Repeat this treatment for a couple of days. However, if you don’t see any improvements or if the ear infection is not a minor one, better to consult a doctor and receive proper treatment.