Home remedies for ear infections are not that hard to find on the internet, but it should be noted that not all of them work and not all of them are completely safe. In many cases a bothersome pain in the ears and an ear infection can be remedied in a relatively short amount of time with home remedies such as garlic. The great thing about garlic is that it contains a kind of natural antibiotic called allicin. Allcin can be commonly found in a wide range of different home remedies and herbal treatments for an ear infection.
Garlic can be taken orally but one can also extract garlic oil from capsules or create garlic oil themselves by crushing freshly minced garlic, adding some olive oil, and then boiling it over low heat for approximately one hour. You can then strain the oil and use it topically for treating a wide range of different infections.
Another possibly effective home remedy for ear infection that you can try is using a combination of tea tree oil, garlic, colloidal silver, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar. If you mix together each of these ingredients in about 3 drops of each or so, and then try heating it up a bit. After that try lying on your side and filling your ear with the mixture and wait for a few minutes, then turn your body and let the mixture drop out of your ears. It is recommended that you try this a few times per day. Also, oil of oregano is also a good addition or substitute for tea tree oil if you can’t find any.
Another way you can alleviate some pressure and pain associated with an ear infection is to try using a mixture of mullein with garlic oil. These oils are said to be effective in fighting bacteria and pain. Combining garlic oil with mango leaf extract can also be a potent home remedy for earaches as well as an ear infection also.
As always, if the pain and discharge due to an ear infection still persists, it is vital that you discontinue trying home remedies for ear infections and contact a health practitioner.