32 Home Remedies for Ear infection
Ear Infection Remedy With Red Wine
March 02, 2010
Get some red wine (the older the better). Put 1 cap full in ear. Let it sit for 2 to 3 min and drain. You will feel it take effect after the first try. Do this twice a day for 3 days and you should not have another ear infection for at lease 1 year.
Drinking the wine does not help the infection.
Selina W from OK Ctiy, OK
Alternate Oil & Peroxide
November 12, 2009
You can use both these remedies together as an effective duo!
Mince up one clove of garlic, and heat in a tablespoon of olive oil over low heat for 5 minutes or so. You do not want to cook the garlic, the goal is to relax the garlic oil into the olive oil. Pour or strain oil (no garlic chunks, people!) into a small clean container (a shot glass works well). Using a drinking straw, with your finger over the top, place a few drops into the sore or infected ear, and let it work it's way down for several minutes. Place cotton in ear.
The next morning, treat the ear with a peroxide cleanse by dropping several drops into ear canal and letting bubble for 3-5 minutes, then drain out.
Keep cotton in ear during the day, and repeat with oil at night, etc.
This will immediately comfort (usually) and quickly cure (1-2days) most ear infections. I have used this on my own children with consistent results.
It is good practice to treat BOTH ears, even though only one may seem to be infected.
Crea from Oregon
Garlic Oil and H202
November 11, 2009
A combination of using 1.5% h2O2 food grade solution and using garlic oil. Warm up the dropper under hot water tap and then place 1 drop in ear, it will fizzle due to the bacteria. Allow water to drain out the ear. Then dip a little piece of cotton ball into some garlic oil and place in the ear after the H2O2 treatment. Both are very good remedies on their own but work well alternating or putting the garlic ear buffs in the ear. Really helps with very itchy ears.
Sue from UK
Really gross but really effective
November 05, 2009
Pee in a styrofome cup (must be your own pee) and put in ear, leave sit for about 2 min and drain out. Rinse ear with warm water. Works well. Your body has natural anti bodies that fight off infection.
Stephanie from NC
Warm towel or cloth for your ear or toothache
November 04, 2009
My son had a terrible earache. It was so intense that he couldn't sleep. I had no any medicine at the time. Then,I remembered how my mom relieved us from ear or tooth pain. Here is the fast resulting "presctiption":
You will need:
A piece of cloth or a hand towel that is large enough to cover the area, and an iron.
Procedure:Heat the cloth or the towel with the iron (make sure that the heat of the iron is at the MINIMUM LEVEL. Otherwise,overheated cloth/towel may burn the area).
Then, put this heated cloth/towel on the ear or tooth. Repeat the process as needed.
REMEMBER:This is a TEMPORARY remedy. If the pain is persistant and/or lasts hours non-stop, you may need to see a physician or a dentist,because in some severe infectious cases, heat may work adversly.
I hope this one works for those who need a practical home-remedy.
Anonymous from Hickory HIlls, IL USA
Steam for the ear
October 14, 2009
I had a horrible ear infection for one whole day. I couldn't sleep at night or anything. So I decided that enough was enough and I had to get rid of this pain. I jumped into the bath tub and just sat there for a few and I took a washcloth wet it with warm water and held it outside of my ear. I was suprised at how fast it was working. My ear just kept on making a bubbling noise and opening up every few mins. Now I can hear in my left ear and nomore pain!
- hope this helps :)
Demi Rivera from New York, USA
September 22, 2009
Place alot of salt into a sock and microwave till hot (not to hot so it burns but pretty hot). Place over your ear and lay on your side. It helps a lot, I don't know why but it does.
p.s. Make sure sock is new... if not new VERRY CLEAN!!!!!
j man from new jersey
Lemon Juice & Peroxide
September 22, 2009
Mix equal parts Lemon juice and Hydrogen peroxide, heat slightly (I used the microwave for 10 seconds) make sure to check the temp first. Then put a few drops into the ear. Let it sit in the ear for a minute or so then allow it to drain out. I also applied some heat (a sock filled with rice and put in the microwave to make warm) while letting it drain. This helps it to drain out quicker.
Cheryl from Indiana USA
Hydrogen Peroxide works awesome on earache!!
July 13, 2009
I was having pain from my left ear after using earplugs at work. I read on a health website to put a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in your ear and wait for 15 minutes or so. I just took a small baby dropper and put about a half teaspoon of peroxide in my ear. I did this while laying on my side with the offending ear pointed toward the ceiling. After that I just watched TV for about 15 minutes. I could feel/hear the bubbling action in the ear.
Once this was done, I walked into the bathroom and let what peroxide was left in my ear drain into the sink. Then I took the baby dropper and filled it with warm water. I then jetted the water into my ear to clear it out. Upon doing this, I found a nasty black chunk of something in the sink, yup it was huge and it was in my ear canal. Immediately after doing this, my ear felt like a million bucks. No more ringing or pain at all.
The moral of the story is this, junk gets into your ear canal when you jam things into them. Earplugs and qtips have got to be the top offenders. Keep your ears clean and they will work a lot better.
Lee from Martin, MI
June 05, 2009
I am 11 years old and I have a left ear infection. My ear is very plugged up and I can't hear out of it. When I am sleeping my ear infection keeps rupturing and bleeding. When I wake up in the morning my ear gets all crusty. My doctor gave me some medicine but he said it should start to work in a few days and it has been five days and the pain still hasn't gone away.
I am in soooo much pain right now. I tried heated up a gel pack and putting it on my ear and that seems to help. Just don't get the inside of your ear wet. Also you can put a sandwich plastic bag full of hot water and set that on your ear and that seems to help. I hope you feel better whioever is reading this and I hope this works!! This remdy also helps soothe the pain.
Lindsey from melbourne, Florida
Xylitol, Hydrogen Peroxide and Hygiene
May 14, 2009
Pick a type of gum or food item with the Xylitol ingredient. (Gum works better because chewing gum opens up your ear canals!) Take gum like Stride or Trident w/Xylitol and chew at least one piece per hour. Accompany that with Q-Tip application of Hydrogen Peroxide in the ear and lay down for a little while. Lift your head up slowly after about 20 minutes to a half hour and you will feel your ears clearing (if not before that!!!). DO NOT POP YOUR EARS WHEN YOU HAVE AN EAR INFECTION!!!! This could do much more damage....or end up swelling your ear canals creating pain and discomfort.
If you're still having problems with your ear, take a hot shower or place a steamy washcloth over ear. Do not apply Hydrogen Peroxide more than 2 times a day, as you do not want to wear away the vital tissues inside of your ear.
Make sure to be cleaning your ears daily while experiencing the infection and also BRUSH YOUR TEETH 3X DAILY. Use an antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine. Harmful bacteria in the mouth can enter your nasal cavities or throat, which lead to your sinuses, which lead to your ears.
If your glands in your neck are causing your pain, try massaging right behind and below your earlobes. This breaks up the fluid in your ear and sinuses and helps relieve pressure.
Chelsea, RN from Wisconsin USA
Danger of garlic clove in ear remedy
February 28, 2009
I placed a peeled clove of garlic in my right ear to cure a 6 week ear infection. I left the garlic for 2 hours. One hour after taking it out the right side of my face went numb. That evening I woke up with extreme vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in my ear). 3 weeks later and I still wake up with some vertigo and ringing makes it difficult to sleep. I would not suggest using this remedy and just hope this goes away (although the ringing could remain for life according to some doctors).
eb from Hawaii