Adults rarely get an earache other than swimmers ear. Children on the other hand get them quite regularly. Ear aches are the body signaling that there is an infection starting. Ear pain from infections can be with the outer ear, in the middle region or the inner ear. Another cause of ear ache can be from food allergies. So if you or your child is getting this problem often, check with an Allergy Specialist to see if this might be the problem.
Home Remedies for Earache
For those of you who are not familiar with this procedure it might sound strange to you that a foot massage could possibly help a problem with your ear. But there are many who swear by this treatment. You can have someone massage the bottom and sides of your four small toes on the same foot as the ear that is the problem, or both sets of toes. If you don`t have someone to do it for you, you can massage them yourself.
Eat more Garlic
Eating two cloves of raw garlic a day can help many health issues is one of the most powerful home remedies for earache you can take. Garlic has had a long history as a medicine. It carries with it a love/hate relationship for many. But there is no question about it`s effectiveness in fighting infection. With a little practice you can learn to eat more garlic and as you do you will see infections disappear. You can use garlic externally as well. Finely grate or crush a clove so that the oil inside is released. Place this in a table spoon of olive oil and soak overnight, (24 hours is better). Warm to body temperature. Strain and place 2 drops on a cotton ball. Gently place in the ear and leave 40 minutes to an hour.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Learn more about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Mix 1/3 apple cider vinegar with 2/3`s steaming water and place the ear over the steam. Be sure not to scold yourself. This remedy is good for both adults and children as it relieves pain, kills bacteria and has other health benefits.
Hot foot bath
I know, here I go with the feet again. How can treating the feet be one of the home remedies for earache. It sounds strange to treat the feet when its an ear ache you`re treating, but many of you will find this natural remedy works well. While doing a relaxing 30 minute foot bath also place a hot compress on both ears for extra benefit.
The author is not a Doctor and has no medical training. Always consult your health care professional before using these or any home remedies or natural cures.