The last few months, I have been surprised that some young Moms don’t know about this home remedy for earaches that saved me many a night when my kids were little.
All kids have earaches, and there is nothing worse than one of your kids waking you up in the middle of the night in pain. Earaches are the worst!
Earache Home Remedy Tried And True
They would wake my kids up every time. I was very lucky to find a Dr. that I adored when my kids were young.
He didn’t like just doling out meds for every little thing, so he would teach me tricks to keep them out of his office!
Common Problems That Can Cause Earaches
- Sinus infection
- Fluid buildup
- Air pressure
- Viral infections
- Low Immune system
- Swimmer’s ear
He told me a couple of drops of warm oil in the ear would soothe it enough for them to go back to sleep, and often by morning, they never remembered they woke up with an earache at all. All signs and symptoms would be gone!
I have had people ask me what kind of oil I used. In the middle of the night, I will be honest, while listening to their painful cries, I didn’t care what kind I used!
I have heard garlic oil has healing properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s a good choice.
Oils Often Used To Treat Ear Aches
- Warm Tea tree oil
- Warm Coconut oil
- Warm Sesame oil
- Warm Olive oil
- Essential oils
Here’s what I did:
Warm the oil – not too cool, not too hot, just comfortably warm. Make sure they are lying down with the affected ear exposed.
Dip a cotton ball in the oil and use it to drop a few drops in the ear canal, place the cotton ball in the ear so no oil seeps back out. I would always make sure they kept their head laying with the affected ear up until they fell asleep.
My kids would be asleep in just a few minutes! It worked like a charm every time, with all 4 kids! It saved us many sleepless nights, trips to the Dr., and lots of money, too!
More Natural Remedies For Earache Relief
- Heating pad
- Cold pack / Ice pack
- Warm compresses / Hot water bottle
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Apple cider vinegar
- Cold compresses
- Cloves of garlic
- Basil leaves
What To Watch Out For:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Swollen lymph nodes
- High body temperature
- High fever
It’s a good idea to seek medical treatment or medical care if your young children or older children have any of these symptoms. This could be an indicator of something else like an infected ear that needs medical care or tmj pain. This would have to be treated with ear drops and over the counter medication.
What earache remedies have you tried?
Note: I am not a Dr. and I don’t play one on the internet. This information is not intended to replace your Dr.’s advice.