Home remedies are an effective way to solve earache without having to expose your body to chemicals and drugs that you are not sure are safe to use. The wisdom from our grandparents tells us about several earache remedies which can be made and applied at home. The main advantage of using home remedies for earache is that you can be certain that they are all natural, completely safe to use. Also, many homemade remedies can be used repeatedly in one week without any consequences.
Cotton Buds and Oils
If you have the irritating, itchy kind of earache, then the best earache remedies would be some oils on a cotton bud, such as wormed up olive oil on the top of a cotton bud. Just sweep the cotton bud inside your ear and that should prevent any irritation, itching, or earache. You could make similar earache remedies using lavender or chamomile oils, known for their calming effect or irritated skin, so why not try them out? You should leave these earache remedies about 15 to 20 minutes in the ear, and then rinse the reaming oils carefully, using water.
Another similar concoction of natural oils can be used to make your herbal drops homemade earache remedies. All you need is a couple of drops of fresh lime, some ginger, and some basil oil. Mix it up and apply to the ear as often as you like!
Garlic Juice and Cloves
Garlic juice or garlic cloves are also used as remedies for earache, with the former as an ointment, and the latter for the prevention of infections. Here’s how to make these remedies which help a lot with infections and earaches. First you need to cut down a clove of garlic and put it is some alcohol in order to get the garlic juice. Then, you should apply the juice to your inner ear, but not far inside, using a cotton bud. You should be careful when you apply it on your own – some people push the cotton buds too deeply and that may cause a physical injury to the ear drum. Also, if you are dealing with children, it is recommended that you mix the garlic juice with a few drops of milk.
If you are having respiratory problems along with earache, then there is one method you simply have to try, namely, steam inhalation. The process of applying these remedies is really simple: You could either use some steaming chamomile tea or steamy water with a few drops of eucalyptus oil. So prepare one of these two remedies in a wider bowl, and then put your head directly over it, but not too close to the heat. Lastly, put a towel over your head and start breathing well again, earache-free!