Earache is a common occurrence in babies and young children. Many times it continues in adults. The use of home remedies to help alleviate earaches can be very helpful when you or someone you love gets this painful condition.
Often when you have the flue or a cold or just sinus problems they may bring on an earache. The tube that runs between your middle ear and your throat becomes blocked and this can than cause pain.
Garlic is a great product to use in a home remedy for aches and pains. With its antiviral and antibacterial properties it can be very helpful for an earache. Eating one or two cloves of raw garlic each day helps kill the bacteria the may be in your ear canal.
You can also make up an oil that contains tea tree, lavender and chamomile. You then massage this on the outer part of your ear or the oil can be dipped on a piece of cotton and then place this into your ear. Be sure to not push it in too far.
Another home remedy that helps earaches is putting a few drops of olive oil that has been warmed slightly into your ear. This may help with what may be irritating the ear.
Because of air pressure changes when planes take off and again when they land it may cause you to have an earache. Sometimes this can be alleviated by just swallowing your own saliva. This helps to equalize the pressure of the surrounding atmosphere and the pressure in your ear. Sucking on a piece of hard card may help also.
So remember when you use any of the above home remedies not to put anything too far into your ear so that you don’t hurt your ear drum. Just do it the right way and soon your earache may go away.