Ear infections are very common problems, especially among children. When the infection develops, it causes inflammation in the ear. If left untreated, the ear infection can spread causing pain, fever, and even hearing loss. Here are a few home remedies you can try to quickly cure your child’s ear infection:
Garlic – Garlic is extremely effective at fighting off any type of bacteria. Crush up six cloves of garlic and boil them in two cups of water for five minutes or until the mixture has cooled down. Strain out the clove and allow your child to drink this tea throughout the day until symptoms go away.
Grandmas Oil – This is an old-fashioned home treatment that uses natural ingredients such as oil, baking soda and vinegar that are great for killing off bacteria and preventing further infection.
Banana peel – The banana peel is very effective at reducing ear pain. It helps reduce the swelling that causes this type of pain. Simply heat up the inside of a banana peel, allowing it to cool down before applying to your child’s ear. Allow them to stay on until the pain subsides, usually after 10 minutes.
Lavender oil – Lavender oil can be used in several different types of home remedies, but is one of the most popular choices for ear infections because it has antibacterial properties that will kill off any kind of dangerous germs that aren’t yet eliminated by an antibiotic or other medication prescribed by your doctor.
Salt water – Salt water is very easy to make and can be very effective in helping to clear up an ear infection. Simply add a teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Use a dropper to put four drops of this mixture into your child’s infected ear. Tip their head to the side so that the solution can drain out and then use a clean cloth to dry the area off completely. Repeat this process two to three times a day until the infection clears up.
While home remedies are often very successful in curing an ear infection, it is important to remember that not all remedies will work for every person. If your child’s symptoms persist or get worse after using any of these treatments, be sure to consult with your doctor to find out if they need an antibiotic or other medication.
Any results claim is based on anecdotal evidence and cannot substitute for the advice of a trained medical professional: Do not use this information as self diagnosis or to replace qualified medical help. If you think you might have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Many people from around the world have used home remedies successfully to treat their ear infections without antibiotics, but I am unable to predict how well these solutions will work for your specific case or condition. Please consult your health care provider before trying any remedy that could affect your current medications or problems. This article is purely informative and does not constitute legal advice about right/wrong, good/bad etc., so enjoy yourself reading it!