Earache:

 

• Earache arises due to any inflammation or swelling inside the ear

• It is a common condition amongst children

• In severe cases, earache can lead to hearing loss

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Sharp or dull pain in ear

• Itching sensation

• Ringing or buzzing sound

• Hearing loss

• Swelling 

 

Causes:

 

• Injury to the ear canal

• Moisture inside the ear

• Blockage of the Eustachian tube due to:

   o Environmental smoke

   o Allergies

   o Infection

   o Deposition of wax

   o During a flight

   o Constant exposure to loud sounds

 

Natural home remedy using garlic and mustard oil:

 

1. Take 2 cloves of garlic

2. Add 2 tsp mustard oil

3. Mix and heat till garlic turns black

4. Allow the oil to cool

5. Put 2-3 drops of the oil inside the affected ear

 

• Garlic's analgesic properties help relieve the pain

 

Natural home remedy using basil leaves:

 

1. Crush few basil leaves

2. Press them on a sieve and extract juice

3. Strain the juice using a fine strainer

4. Pour 2 drops of this juice in the infected ear

 

Tips:

 

• Chew gum or yawn to avoid earache on flights. This contracts the muscles and opens up the Eustachian tubes