It is estimated that even in the first year of a child’s life, about two-third of the children are diagnosed with an ear infection. Usually, these ear infections are frightening for parents, but they can be easily managed, as they may disappear on their own, without medications.
However, some parents are still looking for a beneficial remedy to eliminate those infections more quickly. Here is a simple and easy homemade natural remedy that is able to cure an ear infection, without any side effects.
What is actually an ear infection?
Firstly, it is good to know that the most common ear infection is called acute otitis media, i.e., a bacterial infection of the middle ear, located between the eardrum and that is connected to the inner ear.
Additionally, colds and flues can trigger these ear infections. Namely, the middle ear is connected with the upper respiratory tract and if there are any bacteria in the respiratory tract it can pass through it and result in an ear infection.
Also, mostly children suffer from this type of infection, but also it can occur in older people. It is believed by a great number of doctors that the main factor that triggers this type of an ear infection mainly in children is because their ear channel is softer, and also it is not developed yet, which has a hard time to stay open, thus resulting in germs and bacteria accumulation.
Despite in children, ear infections can also be developed in these people:
- Babies who are not being breastfed
- Children who attend day-care centres
- People with family history of infections
- People with poor immunity
- People who suffer from respiratory diseases
- People who consume second-hand smoke
Over-the-counter medications can lead to these side effects:
Unfortunately, most people usually take various medications or antibiotics when they experience an ear infection. But, in fact, they are not aware that by doing it they can also experience certain side effects, for instance:
- Face, tongue or lips swelling
- Breathing difficulties
- Stomach pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Bloody stool
- Vaginal discharge
- Fever and chills
Do you still want to use these medications or some effective natural remedy without any side effects?
Use garlic and olive oil to treat your ear infection
Garlic and olive oil can act as an excellent natural remedy when it comes to ear infections. They are used for hundreds of years in this type of natural treatment as both of them have powerful natural antimicrobial properties that make them the best and the most effective solution for ear infections.
Moreover, garlic is a great source of allicin, i.e., an organic ingredient responsible for its antimicrobial properties. Also, it has been scientifically proved that garlic or allicin is the best cure for ear infections as it is able to stop the bacterium growth, even the drug-resistant strains.
While olive oil has a strong capacity to sooth the irritated ear, thanks to its antimicrobial properties. It is also proved to be great natural remedy in the treatment of this infection, thanks to its polyphenolic compounds.
Miraculous garlic-olive oil natural remedy
- A half clove of fresh garlic
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
First of all, you should put the olive oil on heat. When it is hot, you should add the garlic clove into it and leave it for about 20 minutes on low heat. At least, you should wait for the garlic to be dissolved into the oil, and also the mixture to get to a room temperature.
In order to treat your ear infection you should put 2-3 drops of this natural remedy in the infected ear. Bear in mind, you should always prepare a fresh batch of this remedy every time you use it.