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Natural Remedies for Ear Infection

August 14, 2019

Natural Remedies for Ear Infection Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses
in the middle ear. Ear infections occur more often in children than adults. Some causes and contributing factors that
lead to ear infections are wax buildup, upper respiratory infections, food allergies, environmental
allergies, genetics, nutritional deficiencies and internal injuries. Some common signs that someone is suffering
from an ear infection are pain in the ear, tugging at the ear, difficulty sleeping, headache,
poor response to sounds, high fever and fluid draining from the ear. The ear is made up of three parts: outer,
middle and inner. An ear infection can occur in any of the three parts. Inner ear infections
are the most serious. It is important to treat an ear infection
to prevent complications, including damaging or rupturing the ear drum. There are many time-honored, simple and easy
home remedies that can help to get rid of the pain and other symptoms of an ear infection. 1. Salt Salt is probably the most readily available
home remedy. Heat up one cup of salt on a pan over low
heat for a few minutes. You can also heat it in a microwave or double-boiler. Place the hot salt on a cloth and seal the
open end with rubber band (or tie a knot). When it is bearably hot, lay down and put
the cloth on the affected ear for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat this remedy daily as many times as
needed. The heat generated from the sock will help
draw out fluid from the ear and relieve swelling and pain. As an alternative, you can use one cup of
rice in the same manner described above. 2. Garlic Garlic has antimicrobial properties and natural
pain relieving qualities, making it highly effective in the treatment of ear infections.
There are a few ways to use garlic as a home treatment. Make garlic oil by cooking two garlic cloves
in two tablespoons of sesame oil or mustard oil until it turns blackish. Strain the solution. When it is bearably hot,
use two to four drops of this oil in the infected ear as ear drops. Alternatively, you can also boil two or three
fresh garlic cloves in water for five minutes, then crush them and add some salt. Put the mixture in a clean cloth and place
it against the affected ear. Consuming two to three cloves of raw garlic
daily also helps speed up the healing process. 3. Apple Cider Vinegar To get rid of the fungus that may be causing
the ear infection, apple cider vinegar is a good option. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with an equal
amount of water or alcohol. Soak a cotton ball in the solution. Put the cotton ball in your ear like a plug
and leave it for about five minutes. Remove the cotton ball and lay down on your
opposite side to drain the liquid from the ear. Use a hair dryer to dry your ear as much
as possible. 4. Olive Oil One of the main causes of an ear infection
is wax in the ear catching some fungal or bacterial growth leading to a blockage in
the Eustachian tubes. You can easily clear the obstruction with the help of olive oil. Warm some olive oil slightly. Put a few drops
of the warm oil into the infected ear. The oil will cause the wax to soften. Remove
the infected wax with cotton-tipped swabs. Be careful not to put the swab too far in
the ear or you might damage the eardrum. If you like the video, give it a thumbs†up
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  • Reply AnimeLoans January 30, 2017 at 4:52 am

    am i the only that dont feel comfortable drop stuff in my cabanit into my ear

  • Reply Im Kelan January 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    When I need to stretch like when you wake up you stretch then get out of bed. Every time I do it my ear fricking stings

  • Reply Er. Sunil Kumar January 31, 2017 at 4:24 pm


  • Reply The Person February 7, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Will I be able to use this because I had skin graph surgery in my ear 2times so will this harm my ear or anything?

  • Reply Annie is Bae February 9, 2017 at 10:32 am

    my fault for picking my ear y bc it didn't hurt then I rub it bc it was itchty 😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Yakiraziah Baht Israel February 12, 2017 at 12:24 am

    could I use neem oil? I think tea tree oil is too potent and I read somewhere that olive oil could go rancid in your ear if it get trapped!

  • Reply ToonandBBfan March 9, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Failing that try a bit of Diesel……

  • Reply Angela Townsend March 10, 2017 at 1:41 am

    a spider crawled out of my ear HELP ME

  • Reply DoggoZe Potato March 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm


  • Reply Makayla Davis March 23, 2017 at 8:21 am

    what if I mash a garlic and sequeez its water into my ear, I have just done it and now feeling a burning sensation in my ear. is it safe or not?

  • Reply zoey wolf111 April 2, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I don't have a ear infection but my bff does and that is the only reason I'm watching this

  • Reply muni prasu April 3, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Wonderful things

  • Reply Phoebe crowther April 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    What if you have pain in your throat and when you cough your ears hurt really bad

  • Reply Doris Chaney April 25, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    garlic does not work.

  • Reply nauman akhtar April 26, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Does it end the liquid behind the Eardrums?
    My Son is 6 years old and he has a liquid behind his eardrums, he had a surgery 2 years back and Grommets were inserted, but it liquid is back.
    Please give advice because we really want to avoid another surgery

  • Reply Uldekel Rechetaoch May 16, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Before there were physicians, there were plants and if you don't want to try..pls. don't use or comment to discourage people. The point of this is its free and do not require you to pay a lot of test done just to let you know your ears are such and such…

  • Reply Michele Crews May 22, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Good advice. and it works.

  • Reply Sherry Palantang May 28, 2017 at 3:19 am


  • Reply Still Slump May 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I have swimmers ear and a inner ear infection😑

  • Reply Jennifer Jennifer June 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm


  • Reply Riarh5 Gaming June 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Rub tea tree oil around your ear on the outside and inside BUT NOT THE EAR CANAL if you get it in the ear canal it will cause swelling and will pain more just put tea tree oil on your hand and rub your ears

  • Reply Deeni Maloomat July 31, 2017 at 3:34 pm


  • Reply Jevon Sheckles September 22, 2017 at 3:05 am

    I appreciate this info so much!! A doctor prescribed me antibiotics and I don't trust antibiotics!! I plan on sticking to holistic habits! THANK YOU!

  • Reply Angela Chang October 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I'm a kid and I got my ears infected. I quit wearing earrings after that ,TOO MUCH WORK!!

  • Reply Disturbing Videos October 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    it's look delicious.. yamiii

  • Reply dragon nicle October 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Hair dryer to dry our ear?!?!? RIDICULOUS!?!

  • Reply Paul Folau October 24, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Coconut oil is the best, few drops clean your ear out.

  • Reply I Do Not Know ? November 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    thank you

  • Reply oh yesh yeah November 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Thank you for ur help

  • Reply Curtistine Miller November 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm


  • Reply Julie Horton December 27, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Olive leaf extract tincture works

  • Reply Shaniya Lawrence January 1, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    My ear hurts so bad every time I yawn or sneeze it like seems likes it stings or it’s popping it hurts

  • Reply srikanth .n March 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    my left side ear was sounding like 'hmmmmmmm ' please give me a suggestion

  • Reply Cray Cray Moto April 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks so much it stops hurting your the best 😁

  • Reply Candii Cane April 6, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Well my mom said I was breeched when I was a baby and It happens when I get a draft in my ear I have had it for two weeks and It never stops hurting

  • Reply CombatSlayer 9000 April 28, 2018 at 4:12 am

    I have garlic oil

  • Reply altha 2014 May 5, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    My Aunt did this once to my uncle,, She did not know it has to be his own

  • Reply Bintu Iqbaal May 26, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Am going through ear infection, menstrual cramps and armpit pain

  • Reply Jenni Kaasinen May 30, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    My ear has been infected for over a year. The doctors always give pills and ear drops, clean my ear, nothing helps. My ear drum is ruptured. In my childhood I had ear infections all the time. I got tubes so they ended. Now they are back again…..

  • Reply YOU CAN CALL ME QUEEN June 18, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Im crying from pain

  • Reply Jenesis Justice June 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

    I'm not sure about these remedies. My ear is literary pounding so bad that i'm crying. I've tried everything i could!! Plz help me!

  • Reply JDizzle June 25, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Or just go to the doctor..

  • Reply Global Health July 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Nice and thankyou👌👌👌👌👌

  • Reply Mark J Marra July 17, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Hi everyone! My poor girlfriend has a bad ear infection. Any recommendations to holistically ease the pain. Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Skapter Majestic July 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    i ve tried this and got a strong burning sensation in my ears.

  • Reply hamza saleh August 1, 2018 at 6:27 am

    r u insane?!

  • Reply bunny liss August 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I had an ear infection 2 years ago in my right ear (I think) and got another one in my left. Whoever has an ear infection here rate your pain on a scale of 1-10 because I just wanna know……I'm weird….mines like an 8

  • Reply Mimi Almaz August 9, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I only sleep like 3 hours a day , it really hurts

  • Reply Rythm and Blues August 16, 2018 at 5:51 am

    I always search for the newest comments to get some company…🙂

  • Reply Rythm and Blues August 16, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Few days ago my nose was blocked and now my left year. I tried yawning but didn't worked. It feels very annoying when you think that none can hear your voice except you. I am horrified, I can still feel the pain help me!!

  • Reply kalaaey August 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Does the salt work

  • Reply Lea Phillips August 29, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Its fun looking at the comments and knowing im not the only one in pain at 2 30 AM watching this while pooping myself cause I want to get rid of it. 😰

  • Reply -GamerDarkDemon- August 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

    my Right Side Ear is Hearing Normal but THe Left Side Ear have Sticky Fluid and Can't here Properly IDk what did i Do

  • Reply DEZJB channel September 30, 2018 at 12:17 am

    It feels like somone os hamerring my ear😢this helps

  • Reply Marie-jo Tabet October 27, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Can i use olive oil with the garlic?

  • Reply blue metamorphosis October 31, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Because of my ear infection I had been fainting constantly, feeling nauseous, having motion sickness, had trouble sleeping, and constant ringing in the ears, and really bad headaches on the side of my ear infection. Should I go to the hospital?

  • Reply Copblock312 November 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Use your own urine, your urine has antibodies that fight off infection just pee in a cup take a eye dropper and drop 3-4 drops in ear and itll make u feel 1000x better. You must use your own urine and make sure you do not have a UTI

  • Reply We Are Citizens Too December 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Stellar background music on a topic of people having ear issues ! Too clueless 😲
    Loss the background music.

  • Reply Ÿęēt December 27, 2018 at 5:05 am

    So, if I’m having trouble sleeping, and having ear pain, but no fever… Is it just a earache? Because it’s been around two days and I’ve only faced two things on this list
    – Tugging at the ear
    – Trouble sleeping
    So is it just a regular earache?

  • Reply Sherly Schaad December 28, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Or go to a doctor cause they know why it hurts and give u medicine

  • Reply Pansty Hamster January 3, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Can ear infections cause for you not to hear well?

  • Reply A Cenzúra Brigád January 4, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I have a much cheaper solution…. come on, rope, it's your time.

  • Reply Ana Lopez January 8, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Is it just me or do you hear a pulse beat inside your ear

  • Reply Kunnie January 9, 2019 at 2:11 am

    My doctor told me the best way to get rid of excess ear wax is by putting a few drops of olive oil in your ear 3 x for one day, and then flush it out the next day with warm water in a syringe. Hope this helps some of you!

  • Reply iiPricklyCactus January 30, 2019 at 8:40 am

    3am right ear infection it hurts
    So bad 😭😭

  • Reply Angela Booth January 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    NOT A HOME REMEDY – BUT THIS WORKED FOR ME — BRULIDINE CREAM. I HAD SWIMMERS EAR FOR OVER 10 YEARS. ON THE PACKET IT SAYS THAT IT IS FOR OUTER EAR INFECTIONS, IS ACTIVE IN PUSS AND BLOOD — IS ANTISEPTIC AND ANTIBACTERIAL. Another one – is TCP – diluted as it will burn. I do half and half now and again for cloggy ears. Brulidine is around £4.00 a tube and takes the itch away real fast.

  • Reply Rey Sabio February 4, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Well I eat garlic about 3-4 times a week and never had an ear infection. My daughter on the other hand has one now and we are trying this remedy I really hope it works

  • Reply FEVEN SOLOMON February 5, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing this home remedies.
    When I was kid my grandmother used the olive oil treatment to treat my ear when I had itching inside my ears then after some minutes it stops upto now I apply those methods and
    I witnessed it works.
    It's applicable

  • Reply gary Prescott February 16, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I’ve got an ear infection myself and I just sneezed and I think my ear drums just exploded ooooooof

  • Reply Jesse Mendoza February 18, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Why is it always the left ear 😡

  • Reply Andro Tech February 22, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    My ear is paining so much 😭😭😭

  • Reply Matt Back#31 February 23, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Help me im super crying from pain

  • Reply Matt Back#31 February 23, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Im trying salt

  • Reply Tania Rahman February 25, 2019 at 8:04 am

    My baby's ears are interested. Please tell me what can I do write now with home remedy?….pls. he is only 8 month baby….😦

  • Reply Aye Aye Min February 27, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I am in so much pain right now, both side my ears is happening , I can barely hear thing anymore. 😣😣😣

  • Reply Thomas S. Furlan March 11, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Put a little red wine vinegar in the olive oil, salt pepper and one clove of garlic crushed, mixed together you have a fine salad dressing.

  • Reply Cassidy kitty Love March 13, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I just got an ear infection today and I have most of the symptoms but this helped me a lot thank you

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  • Reply GORGEOUSBAEBEAUTY March 24, 2019 at 1:06 am


  • Reply it's nothin March 25, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Man the doctor wont open until 8:00 and it hurts badly and it's 6:31 the time needs to go faster

  • Reply tyshawn aydlett April 8, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Hot salt does soothe the ear omg helped me as i was waiting On My antibiotics

  • Reply Calico ネコ April 12, 2019 at 7:23 am


  • Reply Milan Ghorpade April 14, 2019 at 2:35 am

    It works thnku so much 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply Lucas7896 YT April 14, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I have it because of the swimming pool

  • Reply Bhuwan1 Ghimire April 19, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I have used salt treatment and oil treatment ,but it doesn't help to relieve my pain in Ear.

  • Reply Elizabeth Asikpo April 25, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Someone help…severe left ear Infection😥😒🤕

  • Reply marudhu reddy April 27, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Thank you to this video. It's like I'm in hell because of the ear pain and ear block

  • Reply A Andersson April 28, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    The one with the salt in the sock really works! Thank you so much! <3

  • Reply CHAPLA an Interesting world April 29, 2019 at 4:32 am


  • Reply Love yourself no matter what May 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Guys I’m suffering from this and do not try garlic because my mum did it and it burned soooooooo bad and it did not help at all it hurt even more 😭😭😭

  • Reply Denise Davis May 8, 2019 at 4:40 am

    My right and left earrrr omgggg!!!!

  • Reply Williams Children May 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    i have an earache

  • Reply Rainbow Emoter May 14, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Sometimes when people talk to me i can't hear them

  • Reply Steve Williams May 16, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Never stick q-tips in your ears like I did got infection had to go get antibiotics

  • Reply iTz FaTeFuZiOnZ May 17, 2019 at 2:37 am

    I want to kill my self omfg

  • Reply Ian Gibson May 30, 2019 at 2:55 am


  • Reply Jasmine B May 30, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Sweet oil work warm it up not to hot just a little it work a miracle.

  • Reply Zekrom Gaming May 31, 2019 at 11:30 am

    thank you so Much

  • Reply Sheena Antoinette June 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Tea tree oil

  • Reply Granny's Home Remedies June 22, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks for the valuable info on natural ways to eliminate ear infection

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