6 Natural Remedies to Alleviate Your Child’s Ear Infection

by , 08/04/13

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#1: Rice Filled Heating Pad

A rice filled heating pad that you microwave for a few minutes is a great way to alleviate an ear ache. If you have a rice filled heating pad on hand, perfect. If not, you can simply fill a clean sock with rice, tie the end closed and microwave. Placing the warm rice heating pad on the ear will help to alleviate the pressure, and your child will feel immediate relief. You can add a little essential oil to the rice for the added benefits of aromatherapy.

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#2: Olive Oil and Garlic

You can heat a few teaspoons of olive oil in a saucepan over low heat (do not allow it to boil). Add 1/3 clove of garlic finely minced, allow it to dissolve into the olive oil. Let the oil completely cool, then add a couple of droplets to the infected ear canal. Garlic is an anti-microbial, which is perfect for helping to alleviate an ear infection.

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#3: Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is an amazing antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic, making it a great option for alleviating ear infections. You can take a cotton ball, dip it in lavender oil, squeeze it to remove excess oil. Then place it at the opening of your child’s ear. The fumes will reach the infected part of the ear and treat it with all its healing properties. Then, add a drop of lavender oil to the back of the infected ear — the back of the ear is where the mastoid bone is located. Massage the area gently with your fingers in a circular motion, if you do it twice a day it will help to cure the infection.

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