5 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of An Ear Infection

ear-infection-woman

Ear infections occur when there is a viral or bacterial infection in the middle ear, which is directly behind the eardrum. The middle ear can become inflamed or fluid can build up in there, which is typically why ear infections are painful. People can either develop chronic or acute ear infections. The former typically does not clear up or it is recurring (sometimes causing permanent damage to middle and inner ear), while the latter is painful for a short period of time.

 

What Causes An Ear Infection?

An ear infection is the result of the Eustachian tubes becoming swollen or blocked. This causes fluid to build up in the middle ear. Eustachian tubes run from each ear directly to the back of the throat. There are several factors that can cause blockage in the Eustachian tubes, the most common of which are listed below.

  • Colds
  • Excess mucus build-up
  • Smoking
  • Allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Infected or swollen adenoids (tissue near your tonsils)
  • Air pressure changes
  • Pacifier use
  • Climate changes

 

Natural Remedies

Garlic In Your Ear:

This may sound a little odd, but putting a few drops of garlic oil (or an entire garlic clove) in your ear is a great natural remedy. Garlic has amazing healing properties, the primary ones being antibacterial and anti-viral. The compounds in garlic help to attack the bacteria or virus in the inner ear, while the antiseptic properties of garlic work to inhibit the infection from spreading. Make sure your eardrum is not busted when you do this.

 

Probiotics:

When you have an ear infection, a great way to naturally remedy the situation is to boost your immune system. Probiotics are often included as alternative treatments and have been effective in helping pediatric ear infections. Probiotics are easily absorbed by the body and strengthen the immune system. The best probiotics to consume are kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and fermented vegetables.

 

Chiropractic Treatment:

Several studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between receiving chiropractic adjustments and resolving ear infections. It is possible that ear infections can be caused by misalignment of the upper neck. Chiropractic adjustments can help to align the vertebrae, relaxing the muscles around the Eustachian tubes, which allows proper fluid drainage.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Ear infections are occasionally caused by fungus in the ear. If this is the case, raw apple cider vinegar can be a great solution. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with one part filtered water and soak a cotton ball in this mixture. Plug your ear with the cotton ball and leave it in for about five minutes. After removing the cotton ball, lay on your opposite side to allow the liquid to drain from the ear. You can use a hair dryer to dry your ear after draining.

 

Saline Wash:

Clogged sinuses can cause ear infections, so it is optimal to relieve sinus pressure if this is the case. A great way to relieve sinus pressure is to use a saline wash with a Neti Pot. Relieving pressure in the sinus area allows for healthy drainage, which is crucial if you have an ear infection.

 

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health/ear-infections

https://draxe.com/natural-ear-infection-remedies/

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/home-remedies-for-ear-infection/

2018-03-31T11:52:19+00:00

Related Questions

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I was reading your article about vinegar being harmful to the body because of its acids and I was curious to know what you think of the Organic unpasturized, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with mother? I saw that at the end of the article it stated that "if you must" use vinegar to use the organic apple cider vinegar but, I have read many places that it has many health benefits such as reducing bad cholesterol, regulating blood pressure, eliminating toxic waste from the body, fighting fungal and bacterial infections, helping relieve joint pains, breaking down fat which helps in natural weight reduction.

    A:

    I approve of apple cider vinegar for health purposes. Some good stuff!

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: First let me just say that I love this site. It has given my goddesses and I true alternative. For some reason during this season we have been experiencing the announance of staph infections. The MD doctors have no clue or not clear in explaining how a person even contracts this infection but I know that it has to be food related. The body is perfect until it is contaminated by the foods we eat. At present I have a painful byte that I know is probably now a staph infection. It has swollen and turned red around the affected are. Is there any product that you have available that can assist me with this? I am two steps away from going to the MD but I know that he will only give me a temporary fix (poison) of which I do not even want in my system. Please advise!! My body is in a bind. I am still in transition from the flesh diet but this has definitely pushed me closer to vegan. Thanks in advance.

    A:

    Glad you found and like the site. Listen, for "STAPH INFECTION", we have an article already dedicated to this subject whom you can find in our articles section. It offers remedy and recourse. Please visit our articles section. Contact us again if you have additional questions!

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: Hi there, I never got yeast infections before but I had my first one in March of this year (2015) and have been suffering ever since. I was first treated with fluconazole and the infection went a way for a few weeks and then came back to which I was treated with another dose... again, it came back. I was treated with one more dose of the fluconazole- 3 pills every other day, I'm not sure the strength.... and of course, it came back. I went back to the doc and said I wanted to try a different solution as this wasn't working. They sent my culture into the lab to test for a different strand of candida but it came back just a strong strand of candida albicans. I was sent home with a cream and told to try boric acid suppositories or get put on a weekly prescription of the fluconazole. I don't want to rely on perscription meds that seem to make it only come back stronger. If you have any advice, please please please help me I am so desperate. I have been taking probiotics, using coconut oil for relief and cutting out all sugar. Any help would be so much appreciated. Best, Rokki

    A:

    We always recommend starting off with the Full Body Cleanse to help eliminate the toxins and waste that often contributes to recurring issues in the body. You should move on to the 10 Day Candida Cleanse to specifically address the candida presence in your body. After cleansing you should avoid consuming a lot of sugar, dairy and processed foods. You can also continue to take the Candida Normalizer as a maintenance.

    We also recommend reading our article entitled Candida Albicans: Yeast Infection.http://www.dherbs.com/articles/candida-yeast-infection-144.html

    Product Links:

    Full Body Detox - http://www.dherbs.com/store/full-body-detox-kit-p-1.html

    Candida Normalizer - http://dherbs.com/store/candida-normalizer-p-13.html

    10 Day Candida Cleanse -http://dherbs.com/store/10-day- -candida-cleanse-p-395.html

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: What would be the best product to use for non-stop bacterial and fungus infections in the vaginal area? I'm not interested in your total detox programs because I am a vegetarian and my stomach cannot handle it. I develop loose stools very easily. I am just trying to get good vaginal health, and get rid of antibiotics that have been disrupting my system.

    A:

    Please Read: â€BACTERIOR VAGINOSISâ€

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: In less than a year, I had two miscarriages with there being a fetal pole, but no heartbeat. Both babies died between 7-8 weeks. My last baby, I had an emergency c-section. During that time (either before or afterwards), I had a major infection in which I was given antibiotics for 4 days. Then once the infection was gone (so they say), my blood pressure went up. Because I am not a medicine taker (especially since I had hypertension with the two pregnancies before the last one and the medicine never worked), I refused to take the ONE pill that they say would make my blood pressure go down. Today, my pressure is pretty stable. Anyway, I was wondering if you think that the miscarriages have been caused by the infection or is there something still wrong with my body due to the c-section. What do you recommend that I do in order to get my body back so that so I can safely and fully carry another baby to term if it happens again that I will get pregnant? I can't lose another baby. I will be totally devastated. By the way, neither I nor my husband wants to do birth control. I don't want to have my tubes tied because I believe there are some underlying negative causes that can effect the body and I particularly do not want to put anything foreign in my body, i.e. IUD. I have been told that I cannot take Birth Control Pills due to my history with hypertension. What can I do?

    A:

    The miscarriages are more spiritual than anything. Babies have no soul until after birth, so until birth, you only have biological entities forming in your body, so you are dealing with physical health problems. You need to work on strengthening your reproductive system. Evidently you system is weak. The C-section was unnecessary and doctors did it to make money. That's all. You don't do a C-section for a fetus of 7-8 weeks. That's ludicrous! Antibiotics? Those things are dangerous and are still in your body until you detox. The poisonous drugs they put in your body caused the Hypertension. Beloved, here's what I would recommend in your case: first perform the FULL BODY DETOX that will target all of the above. After this, perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. After this cleanse, perform the FERTILITY CLEANSE (which is optional in your case). You don't need birth control pills or any foreign device in your body. Just change your thoughts (see yourself pregnant, holding/nursing your baby), develop a healthy attitude (that you are worthy of holding a baby to term). Change your diet (vegan is best, eat more raw foods; fruits and vegetables). Drink Dherbs FEMALE HEALTH TEA daily. Remove all fears that you cannot hold a baby. Remove all thoughts about a 3rd miscarriage and how you will be devastated as you are setting yourself up for this by the very thought. Thank you for your interest in Dherbs.Com

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I just left the doctor to get treated for a sinus infection and the nurse said my blood pressure was high. 132/100 then 130/98. I'm 35 yr old and this scares me. Over the years I have experienced erectile dysfunction and this has really damaged my confidence. I think this is related to this high blood pressure. I want to fast and stop eating all fried foods. I want to eat one meal a day or every other day. I'm just really scared and I need to do something fast.

    A:

    YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO DO. THE ILLUSION OF FEAR IS PARALYZING YOU. DO THE THING YOU FEAR AND THE FEAR WILL GO AWAY? REMEMBER, GOD AND FEAR CANNOT CO-EXIST. HAVE YOU READ OUR â€HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)†ARTICLE YET? IF NOT, PLEASE DO SO AND GET YOU SOME KNOWLEDGE. FEAR RESULTS FROM IGNORANCE, GOOD BROTHER. AND THEREFORE, KNOWLEDGE CAUSES FEAR TO DISSIPATE WHEN THE KNOWLEDGE IS ACTED UPON. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. GET THE KNOWLEDGE, HAVE FAITH, AND THEN ACT!

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I am a 38 year old african american woman who has never had a child, the reason is I have keliods all of my body the are bad on and around the upper body area, and I have infections that come and go the infections get very bad when I have a outbreak they break open giving a very nasty oder. These infections come with boils and nasty yellow-green pus that has a bad oder. I also have boils and infections between my legs. I want these keloids to be gone is there any thing I can do to get rid of these keloids and infections once and for all. Please help me your my last hope.

    A:

    First perform the FULL BODY DETOX. Next, perform the DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE! Change your diet to raw foods only (for 30 days). Then incorporate the vegan-vegetarian diet. NO MEAT! NO DAIRY! NO PROCESSED FOOD! Bathe in hot water, 2-3 boxes of sea salt! Daily! Drink vegetable juice 2-3 times daily (make sure you use parsley and cilantro). Rub your body down with Dherbs OZ OIL after every bath.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: My question is a 2 part question. My daughter has Trisomy 21 and has tubes in her ears. Her ear canals are very small and her ears are normally developed. She is 18 months old and I was wondering if it would be okay to do Ear Coning and would this affect the ear tubes? The second question is what causes the tonsils to enlarge (cold/infection)? Is there a product that can be used so that she can keep her tonsils?

    A:

    It's too early to perform ear coning on her (unless you can find very small cones). Wait till age 2. Give her ear drops! Enlarged tonsils are inflamed due to mucus buildup. Product or no product, you never allow anyone to remove what God gave the body. However, there are many products. Give our MUCUS BUSTER TEAa try. Put it in a bottle and give to the child. You can sweeten it a little with maple syrup.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I WAS TOLD BY THE DR. THAT I COULDN'T HAVE KIDS DO TO THE FACT THAT I HAD AN INFECTION IN MY TUBES A LONG TIME AGO WHICH DESTROYED MY TUBES. HE ALSO SAID MY TUBES ARE CLOGGED AND THAT I HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS. DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT I DO THE CLEANSE?

    A:

    Yes, perform the FULL BODY DETOX, followed by the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, followed by the FIBRIOD BUSTER CLEANSE AND REGIME. Read some of our articles too, i.e. â€ENDOMETRIOSISâ€. And don't trust some robot-minded doctor to tell you if you can or can't have children. That's YOUR decision and your decision alone to make.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: What is a natural way to treat sinus infection? I have acid reflux, and Idon't want to take drugs that will cause a recurrence.

    A:

    Please read our articles ("RESPIRATORY HEALTH" , etc.) on these subjects in our articles section. I recommend you perform the FULL BODY DETOX and the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have seasonal allergies and will get a sinus infection with a post nasal drip that causes lung infection as well. At about 4 years old I got bronchitis for the first time. Now with the post nasal drip, I always seem to get bronchitis.

    A:

    You'd do well to perform our Respiratory Kit and Regimen. Performing this Kit can help your body heal itself from the inside-out and improve your condition.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: Is there anything natural I can give to my 6-month-old baby for sinus infection a cold?

    A:

    IMMUNE BOOSTER EXTRACT, VITAMIN C EXTRACT, and Echinacea-Goldenseal. Also See the "CHILDRENS EXTRACTS PAGE".

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I was wondering if anyone has actually tested negative for viral infections (such as herpes or aids) and whether it is a normal result to be considered "virus free" after completion of your detox. Or is it just like any other detox where it "may help u feel better" by releasing certain toxins but really leaving the virus in your system.

    A:

    Yes, people have tested negatively for viral infections after completion of our Full Body and/or Anti-Viral Cleanse. Proper execution of these cleanses can detoxify all your eliminative channels, potentially allowing the virus to leave your system.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I was wondering if anyone has actually tested negative for viral infections (such as herpes or aids) and whether it is a normal result to be considered "virus free" after completion of your detox. Or is it is just like any other detox where it "may help u feel better" by releasing certain toxins but really leaving the virus in your system.

    A: Yes, in many cases, after completion of the Full Body Cleanse or the Anti-Viral Cleanse, there are many customers that are completely virus-free. It is important to stick to the guidelines of the Cleanse in order to achieve the best results.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have consulted my doctor and he said I have a bacteria infection in my cerebrum (brain) it is airborne it is contagious it can be picked up by people who is close to me it effects my heart and liver kidneys. I want to know what is the best product to buy to get rid of this infection I had it for months and I want to know, what must I do to get the healing that I need?

    A:

    You should perform the Full Body Detox (for 3 weeks), change your diet, change your thoughts (positive thinking), change your lifestyle, and environment (if possible). This condition can be healed if you believe it can.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I am a 29 year old African American female. I would like to tell you my story and get your advice. Before Sept. 28, 2008 I was a healthy fun loving female but after sept. 28th my health has not been the same. I wake up in the morning weak with nausea and headaches. I went to Kaiser and they said I had a virus and I had to let it take its course. I work with kids and it was hard for me to go back to work because 1. I kept getting sick. 2. My boss was mad that I was sick and not able to work. So I went back to Kaiser and then they said I was sick and had a virus with a mix of anxiety(due to my boss going crazy on me). They said I need to rest and stop being anxious, so I can heal.(well the anxiety is gone) Next I started to get sharp pains in my stomach area(which I have had before on and off for the past couple of years but it would only happen like once or twice a year) but I was scared because the pains we're very sharp and happening like two weeks apart. So Kaiser told me to go see a Upper GI Dr. I went to see one and had an endoscopy done and they found a yeast infection in my throat and that also my esophagus was irritated to but my stomach looked fine. So they put me on Prontiox (for the irritated esophagus and Difucan (for the yeast infection). Well as soon as I finished the medication for the yeast infection in my esophagus, I lost my voice and could not talk for 4-5 days and I still have the stomach pains. So the Upper GI dr. told me the sore throat and losing my voice was a side effect to GERD and that is what I may have. So he asked to up the dose of the Prontiox (so now I am taking 80 mg instead of 40 mg a day). But guess what still having stomach pains and my voice still goes in and out and it feels like something is stuck in my throat and now when I eat, I feel food get stuck in my chest like right in the middle of my breast. So what is going on with me...they have done blood work on me from blood count to checking me for STD's (even HIV) and everything came back normal/negative. And they keep saying all my blood work is healthy...So what is going on and what can I take, because I am a natural person and my system is sensitive to a lot of stuff and I don’t like being on these medications. And now the DRs may think I have IBS..Oh boy Help!! And oh yeah I have had very bad cramps when I have my period and take Motrin and I would like to know is there anything I can take that is sensitive to my stomach... HELP

    A:

    Beloved, first perform the FULL BODY DETOX. Next, perform TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, and lastly, perform the 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE. These kits will repair your system!

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have been told that I have a viral infection (tropical spastic Para paresis) caused by the htlv1 virus. It gives me the same symptoms as a person with multiple sclerosis. Does your ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN work for all types of viruses? I started a raw vegan diet 3 months ago. I feel a little better but I am looking for additional information.

    A:

    I WOULD FIRST SAY TO PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX CLEANSE FOLLOWED BY THE ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. YES, ALL OUR CLEANSES WILL HELP YOUR CONDITION INCLUDING THE ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. HOWEVER, JUST REMEMBER HEALING IS A WHOLISTIC APPROACH WHICH MEANS DIET IS INVOLVED, LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS INVOLVED, CHANGE OF THOUGHT PROCESS IS INVOLVED, ETC.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: My daughter has recurring ear infections. I want to know what type of formula she can drink that is not mucus forming. Currently she is on ALimentum by Similac

    A:

    Read our article "ALTERNATIVE INFANT FORMULA MILK" in our article section on our site.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I am suffering from severe yeast infections since past several months, have taken acidophilus, grapeseed extract, garlic, etc. The condition has become very itchy, burning sensation while urinate, massive white clotty discharge. Also suffer from an ovarian cyst and bartholins cyst on outside of vagina. Just confirmed my pregnancy yesterday. Please advise me on what I should do. I have been a vegan for 5 years, no dairy; do consume soy. Also, would Kundalini yoga be beneficial or harmful for me throughout my pregnancy? What should be the proper daily diet? how often I should eat? how herbs should be taken? Whatever advice you have helpful, I am ever so thankful and humble. Peace, love and light.

    A:

    Try our CANDIDA BUSTER (3 capsules three times daily), SUGAR BUSTER (3 caps daily), and YONI FORMULA (3 caps daily). Bathe in hot water, sea salt, and 1 cup hydrogen peroxide (daily). Yes, yoga is great for pregnancy. Don't get off into Kundalini yoga, but PRE-NATAL YOGA! Avoid all sugars (except for Stevia) including fruit sugar until the situation is under control. Read our article â€PRE-NATAL HEALTHâ€! It has great information for you. It is located on our site under "Articles."

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH THIS VIRAL INFECTION, PAPILLOMA VIRUS, WELL ACTUALLY I HAVE HAD IT FOR 4 YEARS GOING ON FIVE PER MY OB-GYN, I WOULD LIKE SOME INFORMATION ON ANY MEDICATION THAT COULD MAKE THIS GO AWAY AND ALSO FOR MY HUSBAND, HE IS NOT THE CARRIER, WE WERE SEPARATED AT ONE TIME AND I HAD AN AFFAIR MEAN WHILE WE WERE SEPARATED, PLEASE HELP ME, I AM VERY WORRIED, I WAS LOOKING IN YOUR WEBSITE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS IT REALLY THAT I DID, I AM INTERESTED IN TWO DETOX FOR ME AND MY HUSBAND, THE YONI AND THE ANTIVIRAL KIT, MY QUESTION IS WILL THIS WORK ON BOTH US? OR HE WILL HAVE TO TAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT?

    A:

    Read our HPV article.

    I suggest you get 2 Full Body Detox kits and 2 Antiviral kits and perform them back to back.

    For maintenance:

    YOU: Yoni, Anti-Viral, Female Hormonal
    HIM: Antiviral, Male Hormonal, Rainforest Tonic