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Ear infections most often appear as a result of bacteria and viruses in the middle ear. These infections happen to children more often.

The symptoms include:

– Headaches,

-poor response to sounds,

– Fluid drainage from the ear,

-high fever,


-sleeping issues,


-tugging at the ear,

– vomiting etc.


The ear consists of three parts: inner, outer, and middle part.

Each of these has its own vital role in the hearing process. The outer resembles a leaf and its function is to capture the travelling sound waves.Namely, the pinna is an ear part which helps the sound waves to enter the ear channel and reach the eardrum, which is located in the middle ear. The middle ear also contains other vital ear parts, including the anvil, stir up, hammer, semicircular, and middle canal.

Therefore, the sound wave from there goes to the inner ear, which includes nerves, cochlea, and Eustachian tube. When it reaches the nerves, the brain gets the signal and it begins to recognize and process the sound.

In addition, all ear parts are susceptible to infections, but the inner part is especially prone to them. You can prevent issues like a ruptured or damaged ear drum by proper treatment. On the other hand, if chronic infections are left untreated, they can cause hear loss too.


Nevertheless, these homemade remedies can be very effective and can also treat earaches and ear infections:

  1. Olive Oil

The Olive oil can effectively unblock the Eustachian tubes from the accumulated earwax.

You need to drop a bit o warm olive oil in the ear, and as soon as it becomes soft, you should tilt the head and remove the oil.  Beside this, you can also use mustard oil instead and do the same procedure.

  1. Breast Milk

Breast milk is very helpful in the case of ear infections because it contains natural antibodies. Hence, it can soothe the infection in 2-3 days, relieve the pain and reduce the swellings. You just need to put a few drops in the painful ear with a dropper and repeat on every two hours. Namely, it can be used for both, children and adults, and also in the case of eye infections, minor cuts, and burns.

  1. Onion

Onion is another magnificent natural treatment in these cases.

You should chop the onion first and heat it in the microwave for a few minutes. As soon as it cools down, prepare onion juice, and apply a few drops of it in the ear. You need to wait for a few minutes, and then position the head in order to help the juice come out of the ear. Furthermore, you can also bake it for 30 minutes, then cut it in halves, and place one half on a thick cotton cloth. Then keep it in the ear for 5 minutes, make a pause of 10 minutes, and repeat again.

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  1. Garlic

First you need to boil a few garlic cloves for 5 minutes, crush them, and add salt. Then, you should apply this mixture on a cotton cloth and keep it on the painful ear. Also, you can cook 2 garlic cloves in sesame or mustard oil until they become brownish. After that, leave the garlic oil to cool down and apply 4 drops in the infected ear. It is recommended to eat a few garlic cloves daily to speed up the healing process.

  1. Salt

All you need to do is to add some salt in a pan and heat it for a few minutes. After that, just put the warm salt in a cloth and use it to tightly close the ear. Keep the warm cloth on the ear for 5-10 minutes.

Thus, the heat will help the liquid come out of the ear, and relieve the swelling and pain. You should repeat this several times daily. However, you can also substitute salt with rice.

6.Apple Cider Vinegar

If an ear infection is caused by a fungus, then the apple cider vinegar is the best natural remedy you can try. First, you need to mix vinegar with water or rubbing alcohol in equal proportions and soak a cotton ball in the solution. Then, keep the cloth on the infected ear for 5 minutes, and remove the cotton ball. Eventually, lay down on the ear to help the solution come out of the ear, or dry the ear with a hair dryer.

  1. Tea Tree Oil

In the case of earaches the mild antibacterial properties of the tea tree oil are very useful. First of all,

you should mix 3 drops of this oil with 1 tablespoon of colloidal silver, two tablespoons of olive oil, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Then, warm this mixture a bit and apply it in the ear. After only 5 minutes, lay down to allow the mixture come out of the ear. You should repeat this a few times daily for 2 days.

  1. Basil

Basil can effectively treat infections and relieve the pain. Thus, prepare basil juice from 5 basil leaves and apply it around the ear to relieve the pain. Also, you can mix several drops of holy basil oil with some carrier oil, like coconut oil, and soak a cotton ball in the mixture. After that, wipe the inner part of the ear, around the outer edge and behind the ear with it. Repeat this twice daily.

  1. Mango Leaf Juice

The mango leaf extract effectively treats and prevents ear infections. Just need to crush and grind 2-3 mango leaves, and warm their juice. Then, apply 3-4 drops in the ear with a dropper. Consequently, this will soothe the pain in a couple of minutes. It is recommended to repeat this procedure a few times daily to completely treat the infection.

  1. Warm Water Bottle

It is recommended to use a warm compress or a warm water bottle or cloth against the ear. The heat will soothe the pain, and stop the growth of micro-organisms. So, in order to prepare the compress, soak a cloth in warm water, and then squeeze the excess water. Next, place the cloth on the affected ear and keep it for 5 minutes and remove it. Repeat this several times daily.

*All of the above mentioned natural remedies serve to soothe and treat minor ear infections. But, in case they fail to deliver positive effects, you should consult your doctor first in order to find a proper treatment for you.

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Ear infections most often appear as a result of bacteria and viruses in the middle ear. These infections happen to children more often.The symptoms include:- Headaches,-poor response to sounds,- Fluid drainage from the ear,-high fever,-earache,-sleeping issues,-diarrhea,-tugging at the ear,- vomiting etc. The ear consists of three parts: inner, outer, and...