Ear infection can occur when a bacterial or a viral infection affects the middle ear or sections of the ear just behind Adria, there are different types of ear infections than inner ear infection, the outer ear infection and the middle ear infection, middle ear infections are the most common type, symptoms of ear infections that appear will depend on the type of ear infection that you have, ear infections can be painful because the inflammation and fluid buildup in the middle ear to ease your symptoms, there are a few home treatments you can try, popping your ears medically known as Auto inflation, may relieve the feeling of fullness and pressure in your ears, simply pinch your nose, close your mouth and exhale very gently, this sends air through the tubes to help drain them, some studies have shown tea tree oil to be a natural remedy that may help with outer and middle ear infections. Tea tree oil contains a chemical compound that kills off bacteria, olive oil is another essential oil that contains antibacterial properties, there is no scientific evidence to prove olive oil helps treat ear infections, however the American Academy of Pediatrics says olive oil can be moderately effective on ear pain. Garlic is another natural remedy used by some to treat ear infections, some studies have shown that micro pathak ear drops containing garlic help with ear, please be sure to get a doctor to examine your ear before using tea tree oil, garlic oil and olive oil.
Home Care to Relieve Ear Pain
If you have ear pain, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor about it.
There’s little research to say whether or not home care works, but most doctors agree these treatments are safe to try yourself:
A cool or warm compress. Soak a washcloth in either cool or warm water, wring it out, and then put it over the ear that’s bothering you. Try both temperatures to see if one helps you more than the other.
A heating pad: Lay your painful ear on a warm, not hot, heating pad.
Over-the-counter ear drops with pain relievers: if they help at all, it’s only briefly. You shouldn’t use these drops if your eardrum has a tear or hole, so check with your doctor first.
Pain reliever: Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen can often relieve the pain of an earache. Ask your doctor which is right for you.
Chew gum. If you’re on an airplane or driving at high altitudes and your ear pain is from the change in air pressure, chew some gum. It can help lower that pressure and ease your symptoms.
Sleep upright. While it may sound strange, resting or sleeping sitting up rather than lying down can encourage fluid in your ear to drain. This could ease pressure and pain in your middle ear. Prop yourself up in bed with a stack of pillows, or sleep in an armchair that’s a bit reclined.