The Best Ways to Naturally Heal an Ear Infection

Ear infections have become an all too common occurrence, particularly in children. And often, when we deal with ear infections, we tend to rely too much on the pharmaceutical industry. If you’re tired of dealing with ear infections with medication, then this one’s for you: here are the best ways to naturally heal an ear infection.

How do you know it’s an ear infection?

There are different symptoms which signal ear infections, but the most common symptoms include a fever, the drainage of fluid from the ear, and problems with hearing. In infants, you can tell if they are suffering from an ear infection if they are extra fussy, if they constantly tug or pull at their ears, and if they are irritable as well. Adults who suffer from an ear infection can also exhibit other symptoms, such as the above-mentioned fluid, pain in the ear, and a swollen middle ear.

Treating ear infections – the natural way

The good news is that there are actually several natural ways to treat an ear infection. Here are a few of the most recommended:

  • Using garlic and tea tree oil

Garlic has long been proven to have anti-bacterial as well as anti-microbial properties. If you have garlic, mash it until the juice is secreted, and put a few drops in the ear. You can also use garlic oil. Do this three times a day, and it will bring both relief and healing.

Tea tree oil is also a known anti-bacterial ingredient. You can make use of a mixture of this product (about three drops) along with a teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar and colloidal silver, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and warm it slightly. Place a towel over the person’s head, making sure that the ear that is infected is kept upright. Using a dropper, place the mixture in the person’s ear and let it stay for about five minutes. Once the five minutes are done, have the person tilt their head so the mixture drains out. Do this three times a day.

  • Using apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another ingredient which has become more popular for its amazing healing and disinfecting properties. It’s especially great at removing ear fungus. To use it, make a solution of water and apple cider vinegar in equal parts. Then take a ball of cotton and soak it in the mixture. Place the cotton inside the ear for a few minutes, then remove it and tilt the person’s head on the other side to drain the mixture from the ear.

There are many other ways on how to cure an ear infection naturally, such as using basil, olive oil, and even salt. With these natural home remedies, you can take care of those pesky ear infections in no time.

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