Ear Ache

What Is Ear Ache ?

Ear ache or ear pain is a common symptom that may show due to different reasons such as infection in the ear or inflammation or presence of a medical illness. In most cases, an earache may not call for an urgent medical care and depending on the severity of the infection/ pain can be treated with the help of natural remedies.

What Triggers An Ear Ache ?

  • Fluids such as glue ear building up in the eardrums
  • Any infection in the eardrum
  • Throat infection and cold
  • Severe jaw pain
  • Blockage on the ear from plugs of earwax
  • Certain medical conditions and medications

How Would You Know If You Have Ear Ache ?

  • Earache, itself being a symptom, may be accompanied with fever, cough and loss of appetite
  • Unable to hear normally
  • Balance problems
  • You may also experience restlessness and anxiety due to the continuous pain in the ear

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor may ask you for relevant symptoms, your family history and inspect you physically.
  • In case he suspects an ear infection (the ear drum may look pinkish grey or transparent), he shall examine the ear using a medical instrument called otoscope.
  • Depending on the diagnosis, he shall suggest a few over-the-counter medications (antibiotics) or eardrops and prescription medications that shall help to treat the infection and ease the symptoms.
  • To reduce the pain, he may suggest painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Ear Ache ?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms:

1. Olive Oil

Ingredients: Olive Oil

Ways to Use:

Warm a teaspoon of olive oil. Allow it to get to a luke-warm temperature. Drop by drop, add olive oil to your ears. It shall help you get rid of the nagging pain.

2. Tea Tree Oil

Ingredients: Tea Tree Oil

Ways to Use:

Antifungal and antiseptic in nature, the tree tea oil can be added to olive oil. You may use a few drops of this mixture for your earache. 

3. Garlic

Ingredients: Garlic Sesame oil

Ways to Use:

Garlic has pain relieving properties. You may choose to soak garlic in warm olive oil or sesame oil. Strain the garlic and apply the oil in the ear canal.

4. Cold or Warm Compress

Ingredients: Ice Pack Heating Pad

Ways to Use:

Alternately, use a heating pad and an ice pack at a gap of 30 minutes to relieve the ear pain.

 

Go ahead and try these amazing herbal remedies to combat earache naturally.

 

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