Home remedies for earache or a ear infection




An earache does not always mean an ear infection. You could get an earache due to a cold, which can be mild or severe, with a burning sensation. Fluid pressure that builds up in the ear even when it is not infected also causes the ear to throb and swell.

You may also get an earache if you are running a fever. In most cases, earaches are the first symptom of an infection. If your ear is giving you trouble, see a doctor to get a thorough examination and diagnosis.

Causes of Earaches

As mentioned earlier, there can be many things that can make your earache. Here are a few causes that can result in an earache, including ear infections.

Presence of fluid in the ear, resulting from an ear infection or block in the Eustachian tube
Ruptured eardrum, resulting from loud sounds
Barotraumas, resulting from sudden changes in atmospheric pressure like while travelling by airplane, driving up the hills, or scuba diving
Perichronditis, resulting from ear trauma like piercings
Outer, middle, and inner ear infections

 

Earache or Ear Infection?

 

Since an earache is a sign of an ear infection, it would be safe to say that earaches come after your ear has already been infected. However, earaches are not always caused only by ear infections. Hence, it would be wise to get yourself checked and find out what is causing the pain.

 

Symptoms of Earache

 

If you have an earache due to any of the following reasons, these are some of the accompanying symptoms that you might experience. Depending on what your symptoms are, your doctor will be able to identify the exact cause.

In some cases, you may get a fever, which can sometimes get very high.

Loss of appetite may also be experienced. This is more common in children who suffer from an earache as the pressure changes when the child swallows while eating and this can be painful.

You may notice fluids other than ear wax, which could be brown, white or yellow in color, draining out of the ear. This is invariably an indication that the eardrum has ruptured.

Uneasiness and pain caused by the ear may prevent you from sleeping. You may also experience irritability due to the discomfort felt in the ear.

Some people also experience vertigo when they have an earache.

Ringing in the ears is also often accompanied with an earache.

The build up of fluid in the middle ear hinders the eardrum from working properly. The ear is then incapable of transmitting sound to the bones of the middle ear, which, in turn, transmits them to the brain. You may experience trouble hearing when you have an earache.

Trapped fluid inside the ear may also cause temporary and mild hearing loss.

 

Home Remedies

 

While it would be wise for you to visit your doctor if your ear is hurting, there are some natural remedies for earaches that people find helpful. Commonly used ingredients in these home remedies are garlic juice, onions, olive oil, fresh ginger juice, peppermint juice, and sesame oil with bishop’s weed oil.

 

Garlic juice, warm olive oil, peppermint juice, warm bishop’s weed oil mixed with three parts sesame oil, and ginger juice can all be used as ear drops for relief. Onions can be chopped and cooked and then applied over the ear for relief.


Popular Posts

How restaurant food make tasty

How restaurant food make tasty

With our lives becoming extremely high paced in the last few years, it is difficult to keep up with our daily routines. When it comes to housework after a long day at the office, you only wish there was some way to get respite from all this work.   In such a case, eating at [...]


Part 2- the fundamentals of fat loss diets

Part 2- the fundamentals of fat loss diets

In that article, I listed the following 4 topics that make up the ‘base’ of a fat loss diet, again in order of importance:   Create an appropriate caloric deficit/set caloric intake appropriately Set protein intakeSet dietary fat intakeEverything else depends In Part 1, I looked at the issue of calorie balance and setting calories [...]


Bodybuilding Glossary Muscle & Strength

Bodybuilding Glossary Muscle & Strength

Have you ever been reading a bodybuilding magazine or article and come across a term you have never heard of!? We’ve all been there. The M&S bodybuilding glossary, supplement glossary and acronym list explains what these terms mean. Have you heard a term that doesn’t appear on this list, or have we missed something? Please [...]


Training Titan Anthony’s Interview With

Training Titan Anthony’s Interview With

So the pursuit for ultimate strength and conditioning went on. Eventually I found myself teaching classes at the gym so I went out and attained an arm’s length of certificates. (Can Fit personal Trainer, boxing, pilates, kickboxing, fitness instructor etc.) I sought out the best to learn from. My powerlifting coach works with team Canada’s [...]


Talks To Shredded Freak Tyler McPeak

Talks To Shredded Freak Tyler McPeak

What were the major milestones that gave you that “extra” motivation boost? All of my drive and dedication stems from quite a few sources and personal life experiences are at the top. Ever since getting into the modeling industry in 2007 I always struggled with getting into top shape. It was from my battles with [...]


Q&A

Popular Article

  • 0
    Power of breakfasts Power of breakfasts

    Why is breakfast important?If I skip breakfast, I don't feel hungry all day. But if I eat breakfast, I feel hungry again by mid-mo...

  • 0
    Dianna Dahlgren Dianna Dahlgren

    Dianna Dahlgren has positioned herself as one of the top competitors in the bikini division. She was ninth at the 2010 Olympia, b...

  • 1
    The Texas Shredder: Dave Goodin’s Interview The Texas Shredder: Dave Goodin’s Interview

    DAVE GOODIN INTERVIEWDave GoodinMuscle and Strength: I have to ask right off the bat...how did you get the nickname, the Texas Shr...

  • 0
    Vitamin D Essential For Muscle Health Vitamin D Essential For Muscle Health

    What Is Vitamin D?Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin found naturally in few foods and synthesized in the body upon exposure to sun...

  • 0
    Diet Approach:Zig Zag Diet Approach:Zig Zag

     Calories InIf you want to lose fat, you have to limit what you eat. This isn’t rocket science, nor should it come as a shock.T...

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    Refresh