Ear pain can cause major discomfort to babies, kids and adults. It is especially painful and disturbing when it happens during the night, when all you want to do is sleep. Excruciating ear pain interrupts sleep. You need to end the pain fast, so you can get back to sleep. Here are just a few things that you can do to alleviate ear pain fast.
Ear pain remedy will depend so what on the cause of the pain.
Common causes of ear pain
Swimming without earplugs. Earplugs prevent water from the pool from getting into your ears. When pool water does enter your ear canal, it brings with it bacteria from others who are in the pool. This bacterium can then cause infection, which can cause ear pain.
The common cold can cause ear pain when it increases the pressure in your ear, which will in turn cause your ear to ache. Another cause of ear pain is when there is pain in another part of the body which is physically related to your ear like when you have a toothache. Your mouth is related to your ear by passageways.
Before we go further – important note. DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING TO AN EAR THAT HAS LIQUID OR PUSS COMING OUT OF IT. You must see a doctor right away if anything is coming out of the ear. You also need to see a doctor if the ear is swollen, or the pain does not go away within 24 hours.
How to Make Homemade Ear drops
Homemade ear drops can be made using warmed up (not hot) olive, garlic or vegetable oil and applied to the painful ear one drop at a time.
You can test the oil to see if is warm or hot by placing a drop of oil on your inner arm, much like you would test a baby’s bottle. Does warm olive oil in the ear works? For some does, for some doesn’t. it’s okay to try as long as the olive oil isn’t piping hot and there’s no hole in the eardrum.
Apply a warm washcloth to the ear and the heat will give some pain relief.
Babies and young children can be held in an upright position and gently rocked back to sleep. If it is possible, elevate the head of the bed slightly so that the head is slightly elevated and not flat while sleeping. This helps to relieve some of the pressure of the eardrum and there will be less pain.
Essential oils mix
If you have essential oils at home you are all set! Drops containing allium sativum, verbascum thapsus, calendula flores, hypericum perforatum, lavender, and vitamin E in olive oil can help children suffering from a middle ear infection. These drops to be just as effective as prescription drops.
Use a warm compress
It’s simple. Hold a washcloth under warm water and squeeze it to release the extra water. Then, cuddle your painful ear with the warm cloth for 20 minutes or so to lessen the pain. Alternatively, warm water bottle held over the infected ear should also do the job.
Blow-drying the ear
This method can also help people who routinely suffer from ‘swimmer’s ear’ which occurs when we are being out on a windy and rainy day. Pointing a blow-dryer on low heat near the ear can help dry up any leftover moisture in the ear.
In some cases giving Tylenol and a decongestant if the nose is stuffy can relieve the ear pain. The Eustachian tube in the ear can become blocked when the person is suffering from a cold or from allergies.
How Sex Can Cure Your Ear Pain
There are increasing evidence of interactions between sex hormones and the structure and function of inner ear. It is hard to focus once you have an ear pain but tantric practices such as sending intention into reaching an orgasm, and channeling it thought the body up to the spine, and into the ear. Well, it may sound too good to be true, but it is definitely pleasant way to try.
What Are The Best Regular Medications for Ear Pain?
Tylenol and ibuprofen can help to relieve ear pain when taken in correct dosage. Over dosing can hurt your stomach and should be avoided.
One thing that can be done immediately is that when you are lying down, do so in such a way that they painful ear is facing upwards.
There are ear drops that are antiseptic in nature that can be purchased at the store in advance so that when earaches strike you have them on hand to use. Follow bottle instructions for proper dosage.