Earaches and ear infections are common, especially in small children, and they are accompanied by intense pain and discomfort. Ear pain can feel unbearable, leading to numerous difficulties to sleep, eat, and do anything but think about the pain.
Ear infections are the most common cause of ear pain, and in this case, inflammation and buildup of pressure cause intense pain, as well as other symptoms, like sinus pressure or a sore throat as infections from nearby areas may affect the ear.
However, while many turn to antibiotics, eardrops, and various other medicaments, its turns out that the most effective way to relieve these issue is extremely simple, and all you need is a sock and some sea salt!
Read on to find out more:
Salt Sock Remedy
You will need:
- Cotton sock
- 1 ½ cup of sea salt
Warm a skillet on the stove over medium heat. Pour the sea salt in the sock, tie it closed, and place it in the pan, heat it up for 4 to 6 minutes.
Then, place it on the affected ear. The heat will alleviate the pain, heal the infection, and absorb any toxins. Moreover, sea salt can act as an antiseptic and will eliminate moisture from the ear.
This easy trick works for both, adults and children. It is a completely natural, cheap, and effective way to end your ear infection or pain.
Therefore, remember to try it next time you experience an earache!