The earwax is a completely natural existence, and its purpose is to protect the ear. However, we often find its buildup unpleasant, and we clean it up. Oppositely, ear infections are a very painful experience.
Still, before you take some medications in order to soothe the unbearable pain, try to treat it on a natural way. In this article will show you an effective natural way to treat earache and to remove ear wax.
Ear infections very often area result of:
- Exposure to moisture for a long time
- Higher humidity
- Higher temperatures outside
So, people who live in humid and hot places, swimmers, and people who often have water in the ears while taking a bat hora shower, are more susceptible to ear infections, since moist environments are the breeding grounds of bacteria and fungi.
Try to keep the water out of your ears as much as you can. Avoid tilting the head during showers in order to prevent the water to get into your ears, and have earplugs during snorkeling, scuba diving, or swimming.
If, however, the water comes into your ear, use a towel to dry it, or tilt the head to help it drain out and afterwards use a cotton swab to wipe the remains.
Earache and infections may often be caused by bacteria and fungi in the moist ear, therefore in case you have some of these symptoms, you need to visit a medical professional and treat the problem:
- Hearing loss
- A feeling of a plugged ear
- A feeling of an ear filled with fluid
Oppositely, our ear has its own natural mechanism to clean the earwax. However, earwax buildup results from our attempts to clean it with cotton swabs, but in fact,instead of eliminating it,we push the earwax deep into the ear canal. The symptoms of earwax buildup are:
- Reduced hearing
- Ringing in the ear
- Feeling of a plugged ear
However, the treatment we are offering you to day naturally treats these problems and includes just two ingredients that can be found in every home, and are not expensive too.
It will treat an earache and will quickly eliminate earwax,and at the same time, it will help you prevent ear infections.
Get Rid of Ear Infectionsand Earwax
These two ingredients will help you get rid of ear infections and earwax. This is how you can treat these problems:
- olive oil
- garlic oil
Method of preparation:
First, warm up 2 to 3 tablespoons of pure olive oil, so as to be easier to drain. Yet, note that it needs to be not too hot, in order to prevent some damage to the eardrum. Instead, it needs to be close to your body temperature, -98.6°F, because it’s the same temperature as the inner ear‘s temperature.
Blockages in the ear might also trap bacteria, which cause infections. So, you will need some essential oil, like garlic oil, which can destroy the bacteria.
Before you add the garlic or any other essential oil to your remedy, you need to test it in order to see if it causes irritation on the skin. If not, you can add 4 drops of the garlic oil to the warm olive oil.
Now, stir the mixture well and pick up some of it with an eyedropper. It will help you to deliver the proper amount and it will be easier for application.
Apply several drops in the ear, in order to soak the earwax, and your head should be tilted in order to keep the oil in the ear for around 5-10 minutes, so that it can act.Repeat this procedure 2-3 times a day, because it will probably not work on the first application. Nevertheless, you will feel relief for about 3-5 days, the earwax will be dissolved, and the blockage will be broken up.
The ears are capable to clean on their own.Therefore you should not wash them with water and soap. Moreover, the earwax cannot be removed with water, because it does not get dissolved in it.
You should never rush into diagnosing your problem because the symptoms of earwax buildup and ear infections are pretty similar. Besides, this natural recipe might treat just the early symptoms and can prevent their complications.
Yet, it’s best to consult a specialist in order to get a proper diagnosis.