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Home Remedy for Ear Infection

Discussion in 'Delhi & NCR' started by anandisingh, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. anandisingh

    anandisingh Senior IL'ite

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    My niece has an infection in her left ear. She needs to take lots of medicines for asthma and anaemia. Can any of you suggest some home remedies for her ear infection?:idea
     
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  2. MadhujaJ

    MadhujaJ Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Anandi,

    Mince some garlic in olive oil and warm it at a very low temperature for about an hour. Sieve the oil and refrigerate. Warm a few drops of this oil, every few hours, and gently drop them into her ear. This will reduce the inflammation and pain.Garlic oil ear drops are excellent for fightimg ear infections.

    You can also make an onion poultice by simmering chopped onion with some water. You can place the onion pieces in a cheese cloth and place it over the infected ear for a few minutes.

    How bad is the infection? Do you notice fluid coming out?
     
  3. anandisingh

    anandisingh Senior IL'ite

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    Madhuja,
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Fluid is coming out and she complains of a headache too...
     
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    Dear Anandi,

    Neem Oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. You can instill a drop of Neem Oil. It will reduce the infection. It will also dry up the residual pus and wax.

    Rice packs are helpful. You can pour a cup of raw rice or salt into a sock and heat it in the microwave. You can then press the warm sock to the infected ear. It will reduce the inflammation and pain

    You can also heat a soft cloth by wrapping it round a bottle of hot water. You can place the warm cloth over the affected ear. This eases the pain. (Make sure that the temperature of the bottle is bearable).
     
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    Dear Anandi,

    You can expose the affected ear to some warm ear coming out of a hairdryer. It will dry up some of the fluid in the ear and give her some relief.
    You can put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the affected ear for about 10 minutes. It will help reduce the inflammation and thus reduce the infection.

    Echinacea is a good immunity booster. You can administer about a quarter-spoon to half spoon Echinacea during the infection.

    Try to avoid common food allergens like eggs, peanut butter, oranges, corn and wheat and watch out for improvement.
     
  6. anandisingh

    anandisingh Senior IL'ite

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    Thanks friends! I am following the suggestions and the kid is improving. Thanks again!!
     

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