Ear Ache Remedy
An ear ache can make life a living hell.
The ear pains constantly. It becomes difficult to chew. And
listening to people speak also becomes a strain. Ear aches may be
caused by an infection in the ear or because of pressure in the
middle ear. Colds, sinus problems, excess ear wax, and teeth
problems are common causes of ear aches. So how do we get our ears
back to their normal painless selves? What ear ache remedy would
Ear Ache Remedy: Prevention
One horrible habit that many of us have is that of poking our ears
with something or the other. Although it is okay to use cotton
swabs to clean one's ears, desist from using one if you feel that
something has gone into the ear. Too much poking, whether with
swabs or fingers might damage the eardrum. And whatever it is that
seems to have got in, might just get stuck.
Ear Ache Remedy: Hot and Cold Compresses
The age-old ear ache remedy is that of using a hot compress. So
you could wet a small towel in hot water and hold it against your
ear. This ear ache remedy will bring immediate relief to a painful
ear. A hot shower is also helpful in softening the ear wax. The
steam will provide relief to hurting ears. Similarly, you could
also wrap a towel around a hot plate and hold it against your ear.
Ultimately, these are all different methods of applying heat to
the ear. Use the one that seems most convenient.
If the heat does not appeal to your painful ears, I know of people
who have used a cold compress as well. Ultimately, this will only
relieve the pain. So use whichever works better.
Ear Ache Remedy: Dealing With Insects
Dealing With Insects - Ear Ache Remedy
Some insects are very silly. Even though there is so much space to
fly around, they insist on flying into the ear. Now, if the insect
does not fly back out, fight your knee-jerk reaction to poke your
fingers into your ear. Instead, use some ear drops or some warm
mineral oil to flush the insect out. Use an eye dropper to drop
the fluid into the ear. Make sure you consult a doctor if the
insect still does not come out.
Ear Ache Remedy: Others
If your ear is extremely painful, sleep on a hot water bottle
instead on your regular pillow. This ear ache remedy is yet
another variation of the hot compress method.
You know how our ears get blocked as we gain in altitude. Flying
with an ear ache, therefore, can be a pain (literally). So try
chewing gum while flying, to balance the pressure in the ear, and
avoid its getting blocked.
Avoid the wind if you have an ear ache. Use cotton buds to protect
your ears from strong winds.
Garlic juice with its antibiotic properties is also believed to be
a helpful ear ache remedy. I have also heard that a combination
alcohol and vinegar is also effective against minor ear aches.