In case you experience redness, pain, or pus in your ear, accompanied by a fever, you may suffer from acute ear infection. It could be triggered by either viruses or bacteria. Antibiotics are commonly used drugs in the treatment of this type of infection, but they can lead to many adverse side-effects.
Otitis media with effusion is another type of ear infection. It typically does not result in pain. However, its main symptom is the fluid buildup in the middle ear. This type of infection is usually triggered by viral upper respiratory infections, like colds. Namely, as you get a runny nose, your middle ear could fill with fluid, but it cannot drain easily since it does from the nose. Moreover, the fluid could become infected as well as remain in your middle ear for about 30 days or even more, thus resulting in problems with hearing.
However, garlic is one of the most effective natural remedies when it comes to treating a wide range of ailments, including ear infections. It has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties, which make it useful for improving your body’s ability to fight different types of infections.
In other words, garlic can help fight ear infections due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can destroy the harmful bacteria and germs found in your inner ear that cause the pain. That’s not all, it has remarkable antiseptic properties that make it effective at lowering your risk of further or future infection. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of garlic can also decrease the swelling and throbbing, which accompany ear aches.
However, you should consult your doctor before using this garlic remedy to treat your ear infection or hearing problems.
Things You Will Need:
- Gauze or cotton
- A dropper
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 organic garlic cloves
- First of all, you should clean, and mince the garlic cloves. Also, you can use a garlic press.
- Next, transfer the minced garlic cloves to a jar, and then add the olive oil.
- Place the jar in a light spot for 1-2 days. But, make sure you keep it away from direct sun exposure.
- Afterwards, strain the oil, and keep it in a dark and cool place.
- Pour the garlic oil in the dropper before using.
How to Use It:
Simply put 3-4 drops of the remedy in the affected ear, and then close it with the gauze or cotton. You should lay down to rest until you notice certain improvements.
It is recommended to use this remedy on a regular basis until the symptoms completely disappear.