Earwax is a completely natural occurrence, and its purpose is to protect the ear, but we often find its buildup unpleasant, and we would rather clean them. On the other hand, ear infections are a really painful experience.
However, before you take some medications to soothe the unbearable pain, you should try to treat it naturally. This article will reveal an effective natural way to treat an earache and remove ear wax.
Ear infections are often a result of:
- Higher-than-normal temperatures outside
- Higher humidity
- Exposure to moisture for a long time
Therefore, people who live in hot and humid places, swimmers, and those who often have water in their ears while taking a shower or a bath, are more susceptible to ear infections, as moist environments are the breeding grounds of fungi and bacteria.
Keep the water out of your ears as much as you can, by avoiding head tilting during showers to prevent the water coming into your ears, and having earplugs during swimming, scuba diving, or snorkeling.
If water comes into the ear, you should use a towel to dry it, or tilt the head to help it drain out and use a cotton swab to wipe the remains.
Infections and earache may often be caused by fungi and bacteria in the moist ear, so in case you have some of the symptoms below, you should visit a medical professional and treat the issue:
- Hearing loss
- A feeling of a plugged ear
- A feeling of an ear filled with fluid
On the other hand, our ear has its own natural mechanism that cleans the earwax. Yet, earwax buildup results from out attempts to clean it using cotton swabs, but we actually push the earwax deep into the ear canal, instead of eliminating it. The symptoms of earwax buildup include:
- Reduced hearing
- Feeling of a plugged ear
- Ringing in the ear
However, the effective treatment we are to offer today naturally treats these issues and includes two ingredients, which can be found in every home, and are not expensive.
Get Rid of Earwax and Ear Infections
The following two ingredients can help you get rid of earwax and ear infections. This is how to treat these issues:
- olive oil
- garlic oil
Method of preparation:
Initially, warm up 2-3 tablespoons of pure olive oil, in order it to be easier to drain. However, note that it should be too hot, in order to prevent eardrum damage. Instead, it should be close to your body temperature, -98.6°F, as it is the same temperature as the one of the inner ear.
Blockages in the ear may also trap bacteria, which causes infections. Therefore, you will need an essential oil, like garlic oil, that will destroy bacteria.
Before you add the essential oil to your remedy, you should test it in order to see whether it causes irritation on the skin. If not, add 4 drops of the garlic oil to the warm olive oil.
Then, stir the mixture and pick up some of it using an eyedropper. It will help you deliver the proper amount and it will make it easier for application. Next, apply a few drops in the ear, in order to soak the earwax, and make sure your head is tilted in order to keep the oil in the ear for 5-10 minutes, in order to act.
Repeat this procedure 2-3 times daily, as it will probably not work on the first application. However, you will feel relief in 3-5 days, the blockage will be broken up, and the earwax will be dissolved.
Our ears are capable of cleaning their own, so you should not wash them with water or soap. Moreover, the earwax cannot be cleaned with water, as it does not get dissolved in it.
You should never rush into diagnosing your issue as the symptoms of ear infections and earwax buildup are quite similar. Moreover, this natural recipe may treat the early symptoms and prevent their complications.
Yet, it is best to consult an audiologist or otolaryngologist in order to get a proper diagnosis first.