Are you experiencing discomfort in your ear? Do you feel like there might be an infection brewing down there? Fear not, my friend. In this article, we will discuss how to cure an ear infection and get rid of that pesky pain for good!
Don’t Stick Anything In Your Ear
First things first, don’t stick anything in your ear! This means no q-tips, bobby pins or car keys…just kidding about the last one. But seriously, do not put anything inside your ear canal as it can further damage your eardrum or push any debris deeper into the canal. Stick to cleaning around the outer part of your ears.
Recognize The Symptoms
Secondly, recognizing the symptoms is key to determining whether or not it’s a simple itch or a full blown infection. Symptoms include pain ranging from mild irritation to severe throbbing pain which can sometimes be accompanied by fever, nausea or dizziness.
Keep Your Ears Dry
Another factor that contributes greatly to preventing and curing an ear infection is keeping your ears dry (as if owning a shower cap wasn’t already enough). When water gets trapped in our ears after taking dips in lakes/pools/hot tubs/showers/any other moderately wet environment- it increases moisture levels which provides ideal breeding grounds for bacteria who are looking for a place to call home and grow their own little civilization!
Apply Warm Compresses
To help ease the burning sensation from within (and lower temptation levels towards setting fire alarms off) applying warm compresses works wonders on easing sore ears – just make sure they’re not too hot (unless you want another side dish with those roasted marshmallows). This helps increase blood flow which brings nutrients that aid healing processes while reducing inflammation.
Over-The-Counter Pain Relief Medication
For acute cases such as sharp pain in the ears, swollen lymph nodes or fever, over-the-counter medications like Tylenol or Advil can relieve some of the discomfort. Just make sure not to overdo it– as they can cause stomach upsets if taken without food.
Garlic has been known for its natural antibacterial properties and its ability to reduce inflammation which makes it an excellent choice for easing ear infections (beware of unwanted smells though!). You can dilute a few drops of garlic oil with olive oil or coconut oil and use cotton balls to soak them before inserting them into your ear canal.
Use Of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar consists of anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that might help fight off bacteria causing infection in your middle ear. To prevent sound allergies while using apple cider vinegar mix 1 part ACV with 1 part water then add this mixture on a cotton ball.
Tea Tree Oil
When diluted in carrier oils such as jojoba, lavender, grapeseed etc., tea tree essential oils have medicinal effects from their antimicrobial/antibacterial properties which makes them great options when looking to treat bacterial/fungal infections – including those pesky little things going on inside our beloved eardrums!
Olive Leaf Extract
This herbal supplement possesses oleuropein which is believed to bolster immune system thus killing opportunistic disease vectors responsible for various infections in us human beings like Pseudomonas aeruginosa among others; these supplements are widely available at health stores but make sure you consult with an expert before trying anything new especially during pregnancy/lactation periods!
Keep Allergies In Check
Allergy-ridden individuals often suffer from constant sniffing/watery eyes/itchy throat/AND infected ears so getting allergies under control should be considered holy-grail top priority! Consults allergists may suggest dietary remedies, use of nasal sprays and antihistamines. In any case – staying consistent with them should improve your situation in due time.
Hydrogen peroxide is a great helper when it comes to preventing infections; our bodies naturally produce hydrogen peroxide as part of their immune response machines hence it can be bought over the counter at drug stores but ensure you dilute it with water before using for ear cleaning procedures.
Be Careful With Antibiotics
One thing to bear in mind is that not all antibiotics are effective against every type of infection so trying out different options might take some trial/error periods (hopefully no more than 5-days maximum)! It’s advisable only think about using them if non-invasive remedies don’t work or already prescribed by Amedics!
Keep Your Environment Clean
Cleaning surfaces and washing hands frequently help reduce transfer bacteria within living quarters (especially among school-going kids’ generations). Using alcohol-based sanitizers too could minimize bacterial speads!
Don’t Smoke Cigarettes
Smoking inhibits proper functioning of many body organs including the middle ear plus poses risk which may increase susceptibility towards acquiring opportunistic/bacterial/viral/fungal diseases; results finding from research indicates that individuals who smoke have an increased chance developing pneumonia-like symptoms compared those who do NOT!
In conclusion, there are various ways (listed above) one can cure an ear infection without having to always run crying to the doctor’s office especially during this pandemic season we’re currently experiencing. Always remember we need to balance between self-care approaches/remedies and seeking medical attention because once treated early/on time- common/chronic/even fatal outcomes like permanent hearing loss leading hearing aids wouldn’t surface anymore saving us hefty bills!
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