EarAche – Natural Remedies for Kids
Kids under 5 years old are more likely to get earache. It is mainly caused by an infection in the middle part of the ear. Fortunately, you can help your kids to get relief from this painful condition by following several earache remedies.
Sometimes, identifying the actual reason behind the illness of their little kid has become difficult for parents. That’s why parents or expert should first look for symptoms to identify the responsible disease or pain. As far as earache is concerned you will notice below symptoms such as;
- Ear pain (especially when chewing, sucking, or lying down)
- Redness or swelling of the eardrum or outer ear
- Pulling or rubbing the ears
- Leakage from the ear
- Difficulty in listening
- Ear fullness
Natural Earache Remedies
We strongly suggest that you should not try any kind of home remedies discussed over here or elsewhere for kids under 1 or 2 years old without expert advice. With precautions you can go for below remedies;
How is it if you can find cure from your kitchen? Isn’t it great idea! Well, let’s start from picking onions, it contains natural medical properties and thus used as natural cure for many medical conditions.
For earache, just extract one 1tbs onion juice and heat it at very low temperature. Put 2-3 drops in the affected area; repeat it twice or three times a day for better results.
Mustard Oil Remedy
It acts as natural lubricant for infected ears. For effective use, heat organic mustard oil on a saucepan for few minutes and take it out in the small glass bowl. Emerge one cotton ball in the oil and put two or three drops in the infected ear. It will help you to get instant relief from ear pain.
Mango Leaves Remedy
Of course it’s an unusual remedy, but antibacterial properties of tender mango leaves can relieve your earache in next to no time. For effective use, get 4 or 5 tender mango leaves and heat them at low temperature. Use stone mortar and pestle to make thick paste of warm mango leaves. Extract juice from the paste and put few drop in the infected ear. Unusual but effective remedy!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil together with olive oil, apple cider vinegar can cure earache in children very effectively. Prepare a mixture of two or three drops of tea tree oil and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil. Blend the mixture properly and add two drops of apple cider vinegar. Now, tip two drops of the final product in the ear using a dropper. Repeat it twice a day for two or four days for better results.
Warm Water Bottle
If you do not find above mentioned natural ingredients in your kitchen then you can go for it. You can heat affected area with warm water bottle, it will help you to get relief from pain in ear. However, do not heat your hear for long time. It would be much better if you can divide the repetitions for best results.
If your child is feeling unbearable pain in ear and ear drains pus-like fluid or blood, it is highly advisable to seek medical help in such conditions.