Zoomveda.com Team

Now that change in temperatures is almost here, we know that a few other things might accompany the weather like cough and cold, clogged nose which might lead to an earache or ear infection. A toothache or infection might be another reason for an earache. An aching ear is accompanied by several other ear problems, such as the inability to hear things properly, and discomfort sleeping on the earache side, to name a few. If you are trying to find out how to stop an earache fast at home, be it for a child, an adult or an elderly, do not look on the internet, look inside your house. Here are a few home remedies which will soothe your earache naturally with things in your house.


1. Temperature Variation

Most of the time when people are having earache from any type of infection, the best way to soothe the pain is temperature variation. Depending on what kind of pain you are suffering from, the remedy is to either heat things or cool them down. Mostly, bleeding, bruises, burns etc are treated with cold temperatures. But if you are suffering from muscular or any kind of pain, most of the time, heating things works. A warm compress is one of the best and safest remedies for temperature variation. People often use hot water bags or warm pans, but these might turn dangerous as a hot water bag might leak and make things wet and burn your skin or a direct touch with a hot/warm pan might burn you. This is why we suggest you buy a compress. The best part about a compress is that it can be used to vary temperature either way, be it hot or cold.


2. Herbal Tea

While applying heat from outside helps to alleviate your ear ache proving heat or rather warmth from inside helps too. You can drink any herbal tea like green tea, oolong tea, chamomile tea, peppermint tea or even ginger tea. Each of these teas has its own uniqueness and carries great medicinal properties. Like green tea and oolong tea are rich in antioxidants; chamomile tea calms you down, and helps to relieve stress; ginger is hot in nature and also helps to reduce inflammation in the body. So next time you are suffering from an earache, soothe it by sipping your favourite flavour of tea.


3. Apple Cider Vinegar

 Apple cider vinegar is like a magical potion. It helps to treat almost everything I know about. Just drop a couple of drops of apple cider vinegar in your infected/aching ear and let it be there for one minute. Empty it off and clean the outer surface of your ear with a clean cloth or cotton swab. Do this procedure twice daily, till the time you are relieved of your earache.


4. Garlic Oil

Garlic oil is one of the oldest remedies for earache. You can make this in advance and keep it handy, just in case. Trust me, this works like magic. All you need for this oil is any regular odorless vegetable oil, like olive oil finely chopped garlic cloves or garlic paste and eucalyptus essential oil. Pour the olive oil or the vegetable oil of your choice into a deep pan and add finely chopped garlic to this oil. Cook it for a long time, till the oil gets the flavor and fragrance of garlic. Let it cool. Strain the and squeeze out all the oil from the chopped garlic cloves. Add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to this oil infusion and drop it in your ear. You can also warm it up a little before dropping it into the infected/aching ear.




To summarize, next time when you need a home remedy to stop earache fast for adults, children or the elderly, and start looking for ear drops for pain and infection, you can try these ear pain relief measures and you will feel better sooner!


Frequently Asked Questions Related to Ear Pain

What are the common symptoms of an ear infection?

Ear infections can cause ear pain, fever, hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in the ear, drainage from the ear, and difficulty sleeping.


What causes ear infections, and how can they be treated?

Ear infections are often caused by bacteria or viruses that enter the middle ear through the Eustachian tube. While mild ear infections can sometimes resolve on their own, it's important to see a doctor if you experience severe pain, high fever, discharge from the ear, or if the symptoms last longer than a few days. Treatment options may include over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription antibiotics, or other medical interventions.


Can ear infections be prevented?

To reduce the risk of getting an ear infection, it's important to practice good hygiene, avoid exposure to cigarette smoke, and stay away from people who have respiratory infections. For infants, breastfeeding and avoiding exposure to pacifiers and bottles while lying down can also help prevent ear infections.


When should I see a doctor for an ear infection?

If you or your child experience severe symptoms, it's important to see a doctor. This includes severe pain, high fever, discharge from the ear, or symptoms that last longer than a few days. Additionally, infants under 6 months old, children with recurrent ear infections, and adults with severe symptoms should see a doctor.


What are some home remedies for ear infections?

While mild ear infections may resolve on their own, you can try some home remedies, as stated in the article above, to relieve symptoms. These may include applying a warm compress to the affected ear, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and using eardrops. However, it's important to see a doctor if symptoms persist or worsen.


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