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Ear Infections and Aches Home Remedies

222 Home Remedies for Ear Infections and Aches

Middle ear infection - hearing loss

Use a mustard plaster to drain an inner ear infection. This is not suggested for children or infants because it WILL cause a very red sun burn to the skin.

I tried this home cure after trying many home remedies (mostly ear drops) that did not work for me. My ear infection was associated with a very bad case of the flu and fluid build-up in the lungs. After a month, I still had the ear infection and hearing loss in the ear.

This home cure is a version of applying heat to the skin behind the ear to drain the fluid buildup. You may want to try other methods of heat application to the area behind the ear before trying this.

Mustard plaster home cure:
Make a mustard plaster in a small bowel using 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder and 2 tablespoons flour. Add warm water and mix with a spoon.

Cut a strip of gauze, flannel, or cloth so you have a strip that is about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Place the strip on a piece of Scotch tape. Spread the mustard plaster on the strip. If you have long hair, pin it up so you have access to the area behind the infected ear. Place the mustard plaster strip on the skin that is immediately behind the ear.

I left the strip on for 2 hours and then removed it. The skin was pink/red and I still had a hearing loss. The next day I had what appeared to be a bad sun burn -- but my hearing had returned.

WARNING: When you use a mustard plaster, you should check the skin to see if the skin is getting pink about every half hour for the first hour - and every 15 minutes after the first hour. I think this may work because the skin gets a slight burn and the heat (the burn) remains after the mustard plaster is removed.

How long should the mustard plaster be on the skin? I left this on for 2 hours and got a significant red skin burn (but it did work). You may want to try this for just one hour the first time you try it and see if that works for you. When the skin is pink, remove the mustard plaster. Absolutely do not leave this on more than 2 hours. Note that when you use a mustard plaster, you do not feel a heat build up when the plaster is on the skin. Again, remember to check for the 'pink' skin color at 15 minute intervals when you leave this on for more than 1 hour.

Meg

Warm grated onion slightly in microwave, and drop a few drops of juice into ear with dropper...worked within minutes for my young baby who suffered extreme ear ache and infections....crying stopped instantly!!!!!

andrea

take a Tsp of peanut butter and mix it with a tsp of olive oil and put it in the microwave for one min until it becomes a light syrup take a tampon and place mixture on the tip and incert in ear make sure you leave the string out to pull out when you are finished it really works!

Anonymous

For bad ear aches/infections squeeze lemon juice in your ear, keep it in for a few seconds, then let it drain out. I put a towel over my ear so it doesn't drain into my hair...that gets pretty sticky! The lemon has to do with changing the Ph levels in your ear. The bacteria is a base, and if you add the lemon, an acid, it neutralizes the Ph levels in your ear so that the bacteria cannot live in there!

Bill.S

This can also be used for dizzyness as I suffer from time to time for dizzyness,but it is due to the build up of wax and other things (dust,dirt ect) in my ears.Wax candels, they work, by ectracting wax and other things that build up on the inner ear.I did this just today and I was astounded by the wax and other stuff it took out.I feel better but not 100% as I need to do it again tomorrow,but considering I couldent stand,sit or move without being dizzy before and now it isint so bad,I'm sure that it will be better when I do it tomorrow. I also have no more ear ache which I'm very glad of.

Deanna

If you have an earache try using a blow dryer to blow heat into your ear. It really works.

Anonymous

It sounds bad but a couple drops of urine has been the only thing that has helped my kids.

Anoynoumus

One thing that helps is baby oil.The thing that is great about this is it is easy to find and it is cheap.The way you do this is take a spoon and fill it with baby oil then put over the stove and warm it up.Then you pour it in the hurt ear and lay on the oppisite side.Warning make sure baby oil isn't too hot.

Jamila

Make garlic oil: chop 1-2 bulbs of fresh garlic. Place the garlic in a double boiler,or regular pan if you dont have one and cover with an inch of olive oil. Cover the pot, and warm the oil gently over low heat for one hour.

Strain the oil through a piece of cheesecloth, and store it in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator. To use the garlic oil, place a small amount in a metal spoon and heat it gently over a flame until warm.
Place a couple of drops into each ear canal, and plug the canal with a soft cotton ball. Repeat this every hour or as needed. Do not use garlic oil to treat an external ear infection or if you suspect a punctured eardrum

Anonymous

warm up baby oil and drop it in your ear, lay on the opposite side

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