If you’re suffering with an earache, you should check out this list before you head to the doctor. We have put together this amazing list, using home remedies that our grandmothers used for their families. Many of these home remedies work better than the over the counter remedies we use today.
Have you ever had an earache, that was so bad, that you thought you’d never find relief ? If you have, then you’re gonna’ love these home remedies. Many of these remedies have been around for ages, and our grandmothers swore by them.
Our family has always had a problem with earaches, so my grandma had a whole section in her household tips book, devoted to just earaches.
I have used several of these remedies on myself and my kids. My oldest son suffered from terrible earaches when he was little. For years the doctor’s would prescribed him antibiotics, eventually they would begin to work, but the wait was agonizing for him.
To help ease his suffering I would use some of grandma’s home remedies to give hims some relief. You know, if you’ve ever had a child who suffered from earaches you’ll try just about anything to help ease their pain.
Thankfully, since having tubes put in his ears when he was young he hasn’t suffered from earaches.
EARACHE RELIEF HOME REMEDIES
Always consult a doctor before using any home treatments.
- Apply a small amount of Vick’s VapoRub to a cotton ball and place in ear.
- Apply Vick’s VapoRub around the ear.
- Place a couple of drops of warm olive oil in the ear.
- Place 6-8 drops of hydrogen peroxide in the affected ear.
- Dilute clove oil in olive oil, place on a cotton ball and place it in the ear.
- Mix a clove of crushed garlic in 1 teaspoon of hot olive oil. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then place a few drops in the affected ear. Flush With hydrogen peroxide.
- Bake an onion, with the skin on, until soft. Press out juice and pour a few drops in ear several times a day.
- Place a few drops of vodka into your ear and allow it to remain there for a few minutes before draining.
- Drink a glass of ginger tea. Made by steeping 4-6 thin slice of ginger in 2 cups boiling water, add 1-2 tablespoons honey or lemon for taste.
- Apply a few drops of aloe vera gel into the ear.
- Fill a sock with rice, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then lay your ear on the sock.
- Using a dropper place several drops of strong mint tea into the ear.
- At the first signs, put some apple cider vinegar in the ear. Leave it there for several minutes and then let it drain out. Repeat every 12 hours.
- Gently apply honey around the ear canal.
- For Swimmers Ear, pour a little rubbing alcohol into the ear, the alcohol helps to evaporate the water and prevent an infection, or you can try warming a clove of garlic and a little turmeric in olive oil. While the oil is still warm place a few drops in your ear and allow it to remain in the ear for 3-5 minutes before flushing with warm water.
When it comes to earaches, home remedies are the first place I look for relief. Taking care of the problem at home is a much cheaper option than seeing a doctor and going to the pharmacy. In most cases, it’s an equally effective option.
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originally posted 11/3/2014 – updated images and template