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Earache (Ear Pain)

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What natural or home remedies have you found helpful in treating earaches and ear pain? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Maria, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

You should try eucalyptus oil for earache. Eucalyptus oil has been around as a natural remedy for ages and it is said to be an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, a humectant, help with strengthening the hair, a laxative, helps with tinnitus in the ear, etc. Make sure to purchase high-grade organic eucalyptus oil. If you can find one that comes with a dropper that would be great too as you will need one to drop the oil into your ears. Another alternative is to grab a warm bottle of water for similar results. Just place the water bottle on the affected ear for 3 to 5 minutes. Before you decide to use it I would gently warm the oil by using very warm tap water. Fill a bowl with warm water and place the bottle of oil into the water for 5 minutes. Then take the dropper and gently drop 2 or 3 drops of oil in each ear. Tilt your head and allow the oil to slide into the canal a bit. Do this 2 times a week for a few weeks and then once a week after that.

REFERENCES:

Kasper, D., et al. "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine." McGraw-Hill Education/Medical. 19th edition. 2015.

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