Ear pain is also known as ‘’Otalgia’’. Ear pain is a common problem. Inflammation and swelling in the ear are two main causes of the ear pain. Further, common causes of ear pain include fluid buildup in the ear, blockage in the ear tube, tooth infection, arthritis, sinus infection and so on.
Poor ear hygiene may also result in ear pain. Loud music or excessive use of earphones can also increase the problem of ear pain. It is important for an individual to keep his/her ears clean. Some effective home remedies to treat the problem of ear pain are covered below.
8 Home Remedies For Ear Pain
You can put a few drops of olive oil in the affected ear (with the help of a dropper) to treat the problem of ear pain. You can also apply a mixture created with the use of olive and myrrh oil outside the affected ear to reduce the ear pain.
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You can grind fresh basil leaves and create a juice. Putting this juice (2 – 3 drops) in the affected ear multiple times in a day can reduce the ear pain within a short span of time.
You can boil garlic cloves (3 – 4) and salt (1/4th teaspoon) in water (1/2 cup) to create a solution. Putting this solution (2 – 3 drops) in the affected ear (with the help of a dropper) 3 to 4 times in a day can cure the problem of ear pain. You can also put garlic juice in the affected ear to reduce the ear pain.
You can add fenugreek seeds powder (1 teaspoon) in milk (1/2 cup) to prepare a home made ear drop. Putting a few drops of this solution in the affected ear can reduce the ear pain.
You can also put another solution (strained) created with the use of crushed fenugreek seeds (1/2 teaspoon) and warm tea tree oil (1 tablespoon) in the affected ear to obtain effective results.
You can prepare a mixture with the use of sesame oil (1 teaspoon) and a clove. Putting this oil in the affected ear can help in relieving the pain. You can also use warm sesame oil containing extract of castor plant leaves to cure ear pain. Massaging affected ear with a mixture of sesame oil and carom seeds can also help in reducing the ear pain.
You can extract and put warm mango leaves juice (3 – 4 drops) in the affected ear multiple times in a day to reduce ear pain.
Mustard Seed Oil
You can heat mustard seed oil and put it in your affected ear (after cooling) 2 to 3 times on a daily basis to cure the problem of ear pain. You can also create a mixture by heating mustard seed oil (2 tablespoons), carom seeds (1/2 teaspoon) and garlic (2 – 3 cloves). Putting this mixture (after straining) in the affected ear several times in a day can help in the treatment of ear pain.
You can extract and put ginger juice (4 – 5 drops) in the affected ear to obtain relief from ear pain. Use of fresh ginger juice can give better results.