Normally, there’s no need to use any antibiotics for otitis media treatment. Plus, if the signs and symptoms of otitis media are mild, then Ayurveda has solutions. This condition often gets better within a few days, but alternative treatment soothes your pain and the inflammation. And there are several guaranteed home remedies for ear infections especially the ones that concern your middle ear.
What Causes Otitis Media?
A viral infection in the middle ear can cause blockage and swelling. This may also lead to the production of some bacterial pus-like fluid that may cause pain and other hearing-related issues. The problem is more common in kids than adults. Apart from this, winters followed by a cough and cold can put you at a higher risk of middle ear infection. Coming in contact with someone having respiratory infections is yet reason of what causes otitis media.
Signs And Symptoms Of Otitis Media
- Ear pain upon lying
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Hearing impairment
- Loss of balance
- Fluid discharge from the ear
- Cough and cold
- Fever (100 F and above)
- Loss of appetite
Home Remedies For Ear Infections
1. Apple Cider Vinegar (AVC)
ACV is versatile ingredient that treats many problems, and it’s especially good for ear infections. So, use apple cider vinegar with equal amounts of alcohol and soak a cotton ball in it to plug the same in your ear. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and dry off your ear completely and finish the ritual by with a quick ACV gargle.
2. Olive Oil
Ear wax is one of the main reasons that lead to inflammation. However, home remedies for ear infections can soothe the obstruction. Get rid of the blockage and simply pour a few drops of warm olive oil to soften the wax inside the infected ear and with a cotton ear bud carefully remove the wax. You also use mustard oil for the same.
3. Tea Tree Oil Mix
There are certain home remedies for ear infections that provide you with instant relief. And Tea tree oil is one of those. Prepare a mix of 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 drops Tea tree oil, 1 tsp of ACV and a tsp of colloidal silver and warm it up slightly. Fill the ear with this solution, let it sit for about 5 minutes and drain the liquid completely. Repeat the same on the other side. Follow this otitis media treatment for 2-3 days and you’ll notice the difference.
Having immense medicinal properties, onion is just the right treatment for your ear infection. Microwave a chopped onion in some water for a minute or two. Let it cool and strain out the liquid. Either you can place a cotton ball dipped in this solution inside your ear or you can pour a few drops right into the ear and drain the same after 5 minutes.
5. Pay Attention To Your Diet
Increase the intake of digestible foods. Have green leafy veggies in cooked form. Pure desi ghee (clarified butter) must be used while cooking. Eat more lentils, pumpkin, tomatoes, and fruits like papaya, guava, pomegranate, and apples. Soaked almonds too are beneficial.
Note: This article is solely for the purpose of sharing information. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult your doctor.