A quick note before we start looking at some home remedies for ear infections: Feel free to try them, but not at the expense of seeking proper medical attention. If the pain is severe or doesn’t subside, then see your doctor for proper diagnosis and possible treatments. Relieving pressure and pain quickly is one of the things that makes using a home remedy for ear infection bacteria so helpful. Ear pain commonly stems from ear infections, therefore getting rid of the infection will get rid of the pain. There are methods you can use to treat the infection at home.
The first remedies we’ll look at to deal with ear infections use nothing more than things you can find in your kitchen. While people normally cook with onions and garlic, they are also beneficial for the purpose of killing bacteria. Simmer both the onion and garlic with some olive oil. Once the ingredients have reduced, strain any chunks and pour the resulting oil into a clean glass container. Applying a few drops into the affected ear works like magic for earaches.
Even something as simple as a few drops of undiluted lemon juice may be enough to get rid of an ear infection. This works because the high acidity of the juice neutralizes and kills the bacteria, which is a base. While it may seem like a simple home remedy, it’s grounded in science.
White vinegar is excellent at cleaning many different things, and your ear is no exception. All it takes is a mixture of 50% water and 50% white vinegar (save the balsamic for salad) to make a home solution. Apply four or five drops into the bad ear a few times a day to treat the infection quickly.
If you get a scrape on your knee you may reach for the hydrogen peroxide to kill the germs. However, you can also use it for an ear infection because the bubbles help to not only kill the bacteria, but to loosen any build up and get it out of the ear.
Using a warm compress and lying down with your bad ear facing down will ease the pain and also aid in the draining of the ear. A simple and soothing compress can be made with a sock filled with a cup of rice. Fill the sock, then tie it off. Put it in the microwave for about a minute (don’t let it get too hot), and use while it’s still warm.
Just about anything with a high acidity can be used. Make sure it’s not poisonous, and that it won’t irritate the skin. For example, don’t use bleach, household cleaners or any other chemicals. The inner ear is fairly delicate and should be treated as such. At the same, don’t insert anything into your ear to try to remove the build up.
These remedies, and ones just like them, have been used for ages, and have been shown to effective. At the same time, everybody is different, so you may have to try a few different things to get rid of your ear infection.