Ear pain is the worst – making life miserable and sleep almost unbearable. Using the following home cure for an ear infection, I’ve successfully cured several ear infections in as little as 4 hours – you can too.
An Overnight Fix
Our family was visiting my in-laws for a long weekend and my daughter woke up in the middle of the night with severe ear pain. Sound familiar?
At first I thought – oh no! We’ll have to head home in the morning. Until I found an easy solution. With only two common kitchen ingredients, I quickly whipped up a homemade ear infection solution.
While being away from home without my medicine cabinet was a challenge – we overcame it and you can too. With a few quick treatments of my homemade ear infection solution, my daughter was pain free by daybreak.
Keep reading to learn how to cure your own ear infection.
Why Does it Hurt So Bad?!?!?!
Ear infections hurt! Some come with dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Why all the pain and issues from an ear?
When your inner ear becomes infected, if fills with fluid or becomes inflamed – causing the excruciating pain. Infections can be caused by bacteria or viruses.
The home cure below provides relief for bacterial ear infections without the nasty side effects of antibiotics. If you’re experiencing ear pain, relief is just around the corner.
The Simple Home Cure
So what did I make in the middle of the night to cure my daughter’s ear infection? Garlic oil. Wait! Before you turn your nose up and run. It is stinky – but it works fast and without antibiotics.
Here is how I made it:
- 1/8 to 1/4 cup of any neutral oil (I think I used olive oil)
- 1-2 teaspoons of garlic (I used the prepared garlic in a jar cause we didn’t have fresh garlic and it worked just fine)
Combine them in a pot on the stove and simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain out the garlic chunks and you have a garlic oil.
Simply rub the oil all around the outside of the ear. I put a cotton ball soaked in the oil at the opening to the ear and let it sit there as long as my daughter would allow it.
Medicine Cabinet Version to Always be Prepared
Since then I’ve found a product that works better than garlic oil alone AND is shelf stable. Meaning you don’t have to whip up a batch of anything in the middle of the night (usually when ear infections rear their ugly heads). Or for those of you who would prefer to not make garlic oil.
Hear no Evil is a product by Trilight Health – even more effective for painful ears meaning quick relief. I always have a bottle on hand (and take it with me on trips) – you never know when the next ear infection will strike!
More Homemade Cures for an Ear Infection
While Hear no Evil and garlic oil are my go to solutions for fast relief from a ear infection. Essential oils are my 2nd choice for ear infections. The best ones to treat ear infections are:
Basil – Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antispasmodic
Melaleuca – Analgesic (Relieves pain), Antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, and a strong antiseptic
Purify – Blend of Lemon, Lime, Pine, Citronella, Melaleuca and Cilantro that have powerful abilities to disinfect, removing harmful microorganisms.
Helichrysum – Antibacterial, antiviral and an antioxidant
Check out this video from Dr. Axe – he talks about his favorite home remedies for an ear infection:
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In addition, I’d highly recommend picking up a bottle of Hear No Evil to have on hand. haTt way you have an instant treatment when an ear infection crops up and don’t have to wait the 30 minutes to mix it up.
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