Ear infections can affect anyone regardless of age. Infants and children are more likely to have more ear infections than adults. The reason for this is because the tubes in the ear being smaller and not fully developed as they are in adults. The most common symptom is ear pain. Other symptoms can be dizziness, low grade fever, headache, and a discharge of fluid from the ear. Most of the time ear infections are caused by either a bacterial or viral infection from another illness such as a cold or the flu. Ear infections can also be caused by water being trapped in the ear for an extended period of time.
Ear infections can be treated with various natural treatments and home remedies. Most of the time the infection will need to run its course. In extreme when the ear pain is unbearable, you should seek treatment from your health care provider. There are prescription medications that may be needed for more serious infections.
The use of various natural and herbal oils can help fight ear infections. St. John’s wort oil has both anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. You can apply several drops of the oil to a cotton ball and place into the ear. You should leave the cotton ball in for at least fifteen minutes. You should repeat this treatment three to four times a day for the best results.
Another oil that can be used is garlic oil. Garlic offers a multitude of medicinal properties and helps fight infections as well as reduce inflammation. You can use the same method as St. John’s wort oil and apply the garlic oil to a cotton ball, place it in the ear, and leave it in for at least fifteen minutes.
Mullein oil is another oil that can help treat ear infections. The treatment is the same as the other oils. Mullein oil helps to relieve inflammation and swelling. Since the infected ear tube is swollen this will help relieve the ear pain.
You can even combine all three oils and use them together to fight off ear infections. All of these oils can be found at your local health food store.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.