An ear infection, either in adults or – more frequent – in children, is a painful condition that no one wants to have. There are two general causes for an ear infection. First, when the water will be stuck in the outer ear canal due to earwax, called the swimmer’s ear or otitis externa. In this case, the water will be the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and to cause an infection. The second cause is an infection of the inner ear usually associated with an allergy or an upper respiratory infection. In this case, the ear infection is caused by liquid collected inside the ear. The ear infections can be viral or bacterial, but the ones caused by virus are more common, therefore the antibiotics treatment will be completely ineffective and will cause side effects. Fortunately, there is an alternative: homemade remedies.
Help your body to completely heal – get rid of the ear infection in a natural way
One of the home remedies you should consider if you suffer from an ear infection and you want to get rid of it, is the garlic oil. This is what you need to do to prepare the oil by yourself. Heat two spoons of olive oil in a pan. Crush two garlic cloves and add it in the pan. Heat everything for few seconds. Remove it from the heat and leave it on the side until it gets warm. Lay down and put 1-2 drops of garlic oil in the affected ear. Maintain your position for one minute, to make sure the oil reached the source of infection. Do it twice daily and remember to use warm oil always.
As mentioned before, most of the ear infections are viral. Plus, it is well known that antibiotics can cause allergies, especially in children, and this is why is safer to use an alternate – in this case the garlic oil. This is a very effective treatment thanks to the anti-inflammatory effect of the garlic. If you want to prevent an ear infection, help your immune system by eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C: grapefruit, oranges, lemons, onion. When you have an ear infection avoid consuming dairy products, because your condition will get worse.