If you need to know how to treat an earache, we can tell you some scientific and folk medicines.
1. Restore nasal breathing, if breathing is hard: clear the nasal cavity of the possible contents and/or drip nasal decongestants.
2. Put in the ear 2-4 drops of warm alcoholic solution of boric acid. If you do not have it at home, you can use any alcohol tincture (calendula, arborvitae, propolis, etc.).
3. Take a pain reliever at age dosage.
4. In case of anxiety – take soothing pills.
5. At normal temperature, put a hot compress on the ear.
Contact your physician, even if the pain in the ear is mild as the most common cause of earache are acute otitis (a complication of respiratory infections) and adenoids.
Folk recipes from the pain in the ear (otitis)
Old effective remedy is camphor oil , you need to warm it up and drip into a sore ear.
Bake in the oven onions in the peel. As soon as juice is secreted, take the onion, squeeze the juice through cheesecloth and drip it warm in your ears.
Press out of the walnut the oil and drip 2 drops in each ear.
Make a mixture of onions and butter. Add a little linseed oil or butter in the pulp or juice of onions and put the mixture with a swab into the ear with purulent otitis.
You can drip almond oil into the ear as an analgesic for otitis.
Swabs with onion juice: Take a few slices of onion, carefully wrap them in cotton wool so that they do not fall out, and put the resulting tampons in your ears, but not very deep. The pain will be soon subsided, and nasopharynx will be cleared.
Propolis tincture with honey: mix alcohol tincture of propolis with honey in half. Drip into each ear, 2-3 drops 1 time a night in case of inflammation of ears or the pus.
Propolis oil: mix 10% alcoholic extract of propolis with corn oil or olive oil in a 1:2 ratio and shake. Then make gauze flagellum, soak with oil-alcohol emulsion and place in the ear for 2-4 hours. The treatment course is 15-20 daily procedures. If necessary, the course can be repeated after 2 weeks.
If a child has an earache, you need to pour a glass of water in an enamel pan, put 5 bay leaves , bring to a boil and keep, tightly wrapped with a towel, for 2-3 hours. Drip into sore ear 8-10 drops of this solution and drink 2-3 tablespoons. The procedure is repeated 2-3 times.
You can make warming of the sore ear. If the ear aches or has other unpleasant sensations, it is necessary to heat the water, so that it is warm, but not hot, dip a Q-tip in water and put into the ear. Hold there for half a minute, until a pleasant warmth is felt inside the ear. As soon as it starts to cool down, make it again, and so 3-4 times. The main thing is that you like the feeling (it should not be hot – this is very important). The whole procedure takes about 5 minutes, no more. Warm the ear 2-3 times a day, and it will not hurt.
Next medicine do not only relieves pain but also cures. Do it like this: pour 1 tablespoon of salt in 1 liter of water, stir well. Separately, take 80-100 g of 10% ammonia and add 10 grams of camphor oil, mix and stir and then mix everything. Thereafter, the new mixture will have white flakes. Close the lid and shake the jar as long as the flakes disappear. The medicine is ready. You can keep it for 1 year. When you have pain in the ears – wet cotton wool with the mixture, press a little bit, put it in your ear.
Next recipe: roll large sheet of thick paper, insert the narrow end of the funnel into the ear and fire the wide end of the funnel. When it burns almost to the end, knock lightly to remove the rest of the funnel. Then, the same procedure is done with the second ear. All pain and deafness disappear immediately.
Hot compress soothes pain in the ear, it increases blood circulation in the area of the middle ear. How to do: moisten with water or alcohol the shim of 10×15 cm folded from 4-6 layers of cheesecloth, then cut in half, to put in the ear. Wrap it with slightly larger plastic, then place cotton wool and tie it all with a bandage or cloth.
A compress of alcohol with honey is even better. Dissolve honey in the alcohol and soak the gauze.
You can use camphor alcohol, diluted by half with water.
Important warning: hot compress can not be done with purulent otitis!