Sunday, September 27, 2009

How To Deal With the Earache

Earaches are a common condition that can affect people. If you are suffering from earache, then you should go to see a doctor as soon as possible. But before that, here are some tips as to how you can cope with the pain, or even cure the earache.

1.) For immediate relief, try using a hairdryer to blow warm air into the affected ear. The warm air will soothe the pain that's inside. This method is particularly effective when the person is suffering from Swimmer's Ear.

2.) If earache-affected person is suffering from an infection, garlic oil is recommended for curing the condition. Gently warm a few drops of garlic oil first, then pour it down the affected ear canal. The garlic oil will cleanse the ear, soothe the pain and will also help fight the infection.

3.) Earwax can also be the cause of earaches, due to an excessive buildup of the substance inside the ear canal. In order to cure this, you can use a Hydrogen Peroxide solution. Pour a few drops of it inside the ear, then lie down on the side for it to dissolve the earwax. After a few minutes, when it feels like the process is complete, drain the solution and the dissolved earwax into a piece of tissue paper.

4.) Heat pads and warm towels can also help in soothing earaches. Simply place a heat pad or a towel soaked in warm water against the affected ear.
5.) You can also try pouring some warm olive oil into your ear to ease the pain. Olive oil can clean your ears, fight the infection that just might be present inside your ear canal, and most importantly soothe the ears.

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