The tip to calm an ear infection naturally

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Your child seems to be suffering from an ear infection and you are wondering how to cure him quickly? Ear infections, whether they affect adults or more commonly children, can be very unpleasant and painful.

The infection can be in the outer, middle or inner ear. For this article I am going to focus on the most common type which is the middle ear type.

Usually middle ear infections do not make you feverish, “may not require an antibiotic in many cases, because the body’s immune system can fight them on its own And a mild case “will often improve on its own without invasive treatment, so your GP may recommend a careful break before the prescription.” (1)

In particular, check whether there is fever, oozing from the nose, which would be a sign of a virus or bacteria that should be treated.

Thereby, conventional medicine also agrees that taking antibiotics is often not the way to go, which means it’s time to talk about the natural alternative medicine treatment for ear inflammation and the relief of pressure on the eardrum and symptoms otitis.

What are the effective natural remedies for relieving ear infections?

If we had to choose onlyjust one tip to treat ear infections (and benign ear inflammation), it would surely be the onion-based one, used by grandmothers for a long time, it is spectacular efficiency ! From the first applications the pain is considerably reduced! So let’s not wait any longer and find out what grandmothers-remedy for ear infections that every mom should know urgently if this is not already the case.

The advantage of this trick is that it only requires half a fresh onion, a clean glove or cloth, and an elastic beanie or headband (like the one to keep hair tied).

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Onion: One of the unstoppable remedies to treat otitis.


Here is the procedure to follow to prepare this super otitis treatment: You will see this recipe using an onion is very simple to make :

  1. Cut a 1/2 onion into small pieces and put it in the microwave (thoroughly, about twenty seconds) or put it in the pan for 2 minutes, the important thing is that it still stings the eyes ( in other words, that he has kept its antibiotic virtues).
  2. Wrap it in the cloth, taking care to leave only one layer of cloth on the part that will be in contact with the ear for maximum effect.
  3. Position the onion wrapped in the cloth on thesore ear and wrap it with the headband or beanie to keep it in place.
  4. The onion must still be hot to quickly produce a feeling of relief and so that the pain goes away… But be careful not to burn the ear which is more sensitive to heat, if necessary do a test beforehand.
  5. Keep the treatment in place twenty minutes minimum and repeat the operation 3 times during the day. This should be enough to cure the ear infection, if by chance this was not the case, start over the next 2 days… But it is very rare that this is not resolved in one day!

With this remedy, the heat helps to decongest the inner ear, the main cause of pain, and onion scent has anti-inflammatory and disinfectant effect, the onion acts like anti-bacterial, he fights inflammation

So this is the perfect natural solution for ear infections and in addition no antibiotics or drugs!

Relieve ear infection pain with clay

Clay is also ideal for naturally treating otitis, serous otitis or mastoiditis. It helps soothe the pain and neutralize inflammation.

Apply clay poultices : fill in the space behind the ear over the entire pavilion. Well at the back of the ear (especially not inside) to renew every hour. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water. But normally the pain decreases very quickly and if it is a child he will be on his feet very quickly.

If a small stream of secretions is flowing out of the ear through the duct, repeat the applications of fresh clay paste, until all this dirt is evacuated. It may take several days. The anti-inflammatory properties of clay, make it possible to until healing ; and if the doctor checks the auditory canalof the child using his otoscope, he will be able to see that it has completely normalized.

Plants for chronic otitis

  • If you have tendency to have frequent ear infections , get in the habit of pouring 2 to 3 drops of lemon in the ear per week.
  • The Japanese make a ginger oilby mixing equal parts freshly extracted juice from the plant with cold-pressed sesame oil. Dip a piece of cotton in this mixture and place it in the ear. The pain should decrease considerably .
  • Take capsules or echimacea tinctureto fight infection.

In case of chronic otitis you can perform thermal cures of sulphurous water. Ask your doctor for advice.

Otitis and essential oils

As we have seen, otitis is very common, manifested by a sharp pain and a feeling of blocked ear, sometimes with a loss of hearing. Thanks to the anti-bacterial, antioxidant, anti-infectious and decongestant properties of essential oils, they are a good ally to help fight otitis.


Never introduce essential oils inside the ear canal, apply them only around the edges and diluted beforehand in vegetable oil.

  • In case of acute otitis media, we will use the essential oils of Radiated eucalyptus , Eucalyptus staegeriana, Tea tree, Lavender, Niaouli, Ravintsara, Thyme in linalool.
  • In case of serous otitis, think of the essential oils of Eucalyptus staegeriana, German Chamomile or Katafray.


Apply for example two drops essential oil of Niaouli or Thyme in linalool, diluted in a little vegetable oil, on the outer rim of the ear.

  • Put a drop behind each ear (not in the ear) for relief.
  • Depending on the oil chosen, the operation may have to be repeated several times a day. Be sure to respect the conditions of use for each of the essential oils.

Diet and ear infections

Every mother or father (it all depends on who does the cooking), should know that it is important to avoid dairy products, sugars and cheese for a while. Read also : foods that cause ear infections.

If after having carried out these remedies you do not experience noticeable improvement, it is preferable to consult to rule out the presence of virus which would affect the ENT tract.