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Home Remedies for Ear Pain

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Ear pain is also known as otalgia It can be quite painful and ear pain is a symptom of an internal problem

Ear pain is also known as otalgia. It can be quite painful and ear pain is a symptom of an internal problem. While it is important to consult a specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment, there are several home remedies that can help reduce ear pain and discomfort.

One of the most common causes of ear pain is an ear infection, which can affect the outer, middle or inner ear. Other causes include dirt buildup, changes in air pressure, sinus infections, and trauma.

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take steam
A simple home remedy for earache is to apply warm steam to the affected ear. Heating the ear with cloth or a hot war bag can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. But make sure that the heat is not applied directly to the skin. Instead, wrap the hot water bag in a cotton and soft cloth.

garlic
Another effective remedy is to use garlic oil. Garlic has natural antibacterial properties, which help fight infection and relieve pain. Crush a clove of garlic and mix it with a tablespoon of olive oil. Heat the mixture slightly and then strain it. Apply a few drops of garlic oil to the affected ear and gently massage the area.

chewing gum
If you’re on a plane or driving at high altitude and your earache is caused by changes in air pressure, chew gum. This will help reduce that stress and relieve your pain. So you can keep chewing gum with you while traveling.

Sleep upright
Although it may sound strange, resting or sleeping can help drain fluid from your ear. It can reduce pressure and pain in your ears. Sleep propped up on a bed with a pile of pillows or in an armchair with a slight recline.

ginger
According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties help relieve earache. Apply ginger juice or oil warmed with ginger around the ear. Do not apply directly to the ear.

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