Sunday, May 22, 2011

How to Naturally Get Rid of An Ear Infection

An ear infection is commonly a result of an upper respiratory infection, and can get somewhat serious if not taken care of properly. Some symptoms of an ear infection are: discomfort, fever, a thick fluid buildup in the ear, trouble sleeping, trouble eating, vomiting, and irritability. I encourage the use of natural remedies in the event that the infection is not serious. If the infection persists or worsens then seek medical care immediately.

While lying on your side pour a capful of peroxide into the infected ear and allow it to sit for about 8-10 minutes. Use the rag to collect the used peroxide and to dry the ear.

2. Clean the ear with a Qtip until it comes out clean.

3. Apply a small amount of olive oil to a Qtip and gently rotate it inside your ear. This is to coat the ear and prevent it from burning once you apply the apple cider vinegar.

4. Apply a small amount of apple cider vinegar to another Qtip and very gently apply throughout the ear. This should help relieve non serious infection, and you should see results within a short period of time. I had applied this trick on my husband and his ear infection had completely cleared up within two hours.

Tips & Warnings

  • I also heat a vitamin E capsule in the microwave for about 10 seconds and burst the oil into the infected ear before bedtime, and then clean it out in the morning. Vitamin E also has great healing properties and helps to draw out the infection.
  • If you suspect an infection, ensure that you are paying attention to all the various symptoms to make sure you can find out what you are dealing with. Do not assume that you have the correct diagnosis if only one or two of the symptoms are present.
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  • Seek medical assistance if you notice that the fever is rapidly increasing and/or if the pain is severe.