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Gramma Mary's Ear Ache Remedy

For ear aches, ear infections, even an infection of the inner ear that is un-responsive to antibiotics. I'm the youngest of eleven children and I had ear aches as a child and this always worked for me.

My mom would bake a medium sized onion(with outer peeling removed) in the oven @ 350 for about an hour or until it would prick easily with a fork.(I cannot vouch for microwave). Remove the onion, place it at the bottom of a canning jar, wrap the jar in a towel so as not to burn your hand, prick the onion to release the steam. Place the affected ear over the opening to allow the steam of the onion to sooth and penetrate the ear. You can use a smaller onion and a smaller jar for a small child, the opening will be better for their little ears) Leave it in that position until the steam is no longer being released, the heat alone feels wonderful. It almost immediately eases the pain.

I know of a child scheduled for tubes to be surgically placed in her inner ear for drainage due to repeated infections that were un-responsive to antibiotics, who responded to this treatment the night before the planned surgery. When the doctor checked her ear the infection was completely resolved and the surgery was cancelled. The childs mother wanted to know if she could pay my mom,just knowing a child was no longer suffering was more than enough payment. We know now that onions have a natural antibiotic property and the heat may also help to improve circulation. It won't hurt to try, and it just may help. So what have you got to lose, onions are cheap!
Happy Healing!
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My husband and I are without health insurance and cannot afford the docter. I had a bad ear infection for days. I could not sleep for two nights. I looked up this website and laughed when I saw the 'onion' recipe. However, I decided to try it. After 24 hours my ear infection was gone. I also had immediate pain relief from the steam. This is my first time using a home remedy. I am a fan!!!!


My son woke up at 2am this morning in pain and i gave him some nyquil to help him be more comfortable. A couple of hours ago I started searching for ear infection remedies and found this. I have heard all kinds of hoopla about onions recently and decided I would give this one a try. We did one ear an hour ago, and he said he has no pain at all in that one now. We're doing his other ear (right now), and we'll see how it goes! But as far as i can tell it has relieved the pain and i'll post again in a day or two if the infection cleared up!

thanks :)


Thanks for the tip, I tried it and my ear feels better already.


Does it matter what type of onion you use? Regular white or yellow? red?


My son has suffered from ear infections since he was a baby, he has had 2 surgeries thus far (he is 10) to have tubes placed in his ear. 2 days ago he began complaining of an ear ache and I thought 'Here we go again'. Needless to say after countless doctors and antibiotics over the years, I am about done with conventional I stumbled across the onion remedy and thought 'why not, can't hurt'....he noticed relief almost instantly! Now the true test will be to see how he feels as the day wears on, but I am a believer in the magic of the onion...


I'm up at 3 in the morning and i'm trying the remedy. However i didn't put my onion in the oven, instead i microwaved it and i feel the steam but no relief from the pain. Maybe this could be to the fact that i microwaved the onion, or that my ear pain is due to something else rather than pressure. I've tried a wet washcloth, warmed in the microwave, over my ear and that gives me more relief than the onion did. However, still not enough to be pain free.


I am up at midnight with a raging ear ache and in a considerable amount of pain. I decided to try your remedy and feel immense relief immediately. Thank you so much!


I have always had ear infections my whole life and i to am without insurance and this is the first home remedy that has worked and i microwaved my onion... thank you Grandma mary!!!!


Woke up at 5:00am yesterday with a earache that felt like it reached to my throat... Awful. Thought I'd look up some home treatments as I have another Dr. appointment scheduled this week and can't really afford two this month. Onion treatment worked for me!! Felt great just from the steam- a little hot so be careful but I only felt about 90% better right away, which I was extremely happy with! But now that it's been 24+ hours, I think my ear infection is gone. Awesome! Few things to note, my onion was too big for my jar, but I think slicing it gave off more steam so not really a problem. Also, house stunk all day. Small beans to avoid being on antibiotics I suppose! Thanks for the suggestion!


Tried this for my 7 year old son last night and within minutes he said he could tell the difference. His pain was gone in an hour. Never tried a home remedie before but figured it was worth a try before I had to take him to the ER or the doctors and wait for ever to be seen. I am a believer!! Thanks Grandma Mary

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