From Olive Oil to Ginger: 6 Effective Home Remedies For Ear Pain
6 Home Remedies for Ear Pain: Earache is caused by bacteria, viruses, water, pressure or fungi.
6 Home Remedies for Ear Pain: Earache is caused by bacteria, viruses, water, pressure or fungi.(Photo: iStockphoto)

From Olive Oil to Ginger: 6 Effective Home Remedies For Ear Pain

Pain in the ear can be very problematic. It can be a hindrance while chewing, gulping, sleeping and other activities.

Ear pain is caused if bacteria, viruses or fungi are trapped in the middle or outer ear. Other causes of ear pain include water, pressure, skin infections, allergic reactions.

6 Home Remedies For Earache

Are you also struggling with an earache? Try these home remedies to get some relief. Always remember to consult an expert if the pain persists.

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1. Olive Oil

A few drops of olive oil can help relieve ear pain.
A few drops of olive oil can help relieve ear pain.
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A few drops of olive oil can help relieve ear pain. It is better to warm up the olive oil and put it inside the eardrum.

The olive oil should not be heated up more than the body temperature otherwise it can harm the eardrum.

It is safe for adults, but one should consult the doctor when using it for children.

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2. Try Some Garlic

Experts say that garlic has antimicrobial properties that can treat infections.
Experts say that garlic has antimicrobial properties that can treat infections.
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Experts say that garlic has antimicrobial properties that can treat infections. It is not a replacement for antibiotics prescribed by an expert. It can only provide quick relief.

Any ingredient that has anti-bacterial properties can be used as a remedy. Onions are another ingredient that can be used as a remedy due to their anti-bacterial properties.
Kavita Devgan, Nutritionist

You can eat a clove of garlic each day.

If not, you can prepare garlic ear drops by heating two or three cloves of garlic with mustard oil until the mixture is brown. Strain the mixture and put one to two drops in each ear.

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3. Warm Or Cold Compression

Cold compress can be done using ice packs. It soothes ear pain.
Cold compress can be done using ice packs. It soothes ear pain.
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Cold compress can be done using ice packs while heat pads or damp wash cloths can be used as warm compress to get relief.

Take either an ice pack or a heat pad, whatever you prefer. Compress the ear that is paining for about 10 minutes.

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4. Go For Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties to relieve earache.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties to relieve earache.
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Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. It can be a good remedy to soothe ear pain.

Apply ginger juice around the outer ear canal. One can also prepare some ear drops using ginger.

Take some ginger and heat it with oil. Strain the oil and apply it around the outer ear canal. Do not put it inside the ear directly, as it can cause harm.

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5. Try Some Apple Cider Vinegar

Acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can treat infections that can cause earache.
Acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can treat infections that can cause earache.
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Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that can work as a remedy against infections that cause ear pain.

Dr Suresh Naruka, ENT Specialist, Apollo Hospital, explains:

“Acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is good for ear health but it depends on what kind of problem one is going through. It works very well to cure the problem of inflammation.”
Take equal parts of apple cider vinegar and warm water. Put few drops in the affected ear and cover it with a cotton ball. Repeat it as many times as desirable.

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Tea Tree Oil Can Help

Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that work well to fight against infections.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties that work well to fight against infections.
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Tea tree oil can be a good remedy to relieve ear pain. It has antimicrobial properties that work well to fight against infections.

“Tea tree oil also has very good soothing effects for ear pain. If the inflammation Is mild, then tea tree oil works well.”
Dr Suresh Naruka

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