Did you know that when our kids are small, their ear canals are curved inward? The curvy shape cultivates an environment for fluid building and infection. As the child ages, the canal straightens and ear infections decrease. Until then, it probably seems like your child gets one inner ear infection after another.
Let’s look at several holistic remedies for inner ear infections you can safely try at home.
Garlic is the leading antibacterial oil.
Mince one garlic clove. Pour ¼ cup olive oil into pan and warm on stove. Put garlic and oil in lidded glass container. Allow the mixture to infuse overnight.
To use: With your finger, rub warm garlic oil all around outside of and entry to the child’s ear. Let a couple of drops trickle into the ear canal.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar will do away with ear fungus, a common cause of inner ear infection.
Prepare a simple solution using equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. With an ear syringe, squirt the mixture into the child’s ear. After a couple of minutes, hold a towel to affected ear and have your little one lean his/her head over to drain the liquid out.
Tea Tree Oil is a holistic alternative for treating ear infections. Simply mix about 10 drops of warm tea tree oil with one tablespoon olive oil. Drizzle a little bit of the mixture into the ear as needed.
Onion contains medicinal properties.
Chop a small onion into glass bowl and microwave 1-2 minutes. Cool and strain off the juice.
With a glass eyedropper, squirt three drops onion juice into affected ear. Wait about 15 minutes. Hold a towel to the child’s ear and have them bend their head over so the juice can drain out.
The “hands free” Ouchie Cap keeps warm, non-toxic gel packs in the correct position, so that mommy can cuddle and comfort. Wrestling with a bulky warm compress is sooooo yesterday!
Moms who want a holistic option for their child choose the cute, convenient Ouchie Cap as their first-line treatment for inner-ear infections.
Hey! Is your child’s inner ear infection really Otitis Media? Do you know what Otitis Media is and how to relieve it? Check out our post: What is Otitis Media and How Can I Treat It Naturally?
Or click to see how the Ouchie Cap is a Natural Earache Remedy For Toddlers & Infants