What is Earache?

Earache happens when the ear canal becomes dry and crusty because of extra vata, which triggers the aching. The eardrum might be tight and cause excruciating pain. Before curing earache, it is crucial to initially rule out numerous other causes, Like infection , a punctured eardrum, or mass wax build up that is causing pressure.

What are the Symptoms of Earache?

Typical: Redness, Swelling, Fever, Pain, Itching, Drainage, Decreased hearing, Drainage that may be bloody.

Might Experience: When ear pain occurs because of an illness or injury from a structure adjacent to the ear, the specific symptoms will be related to that structure. For example, TMJ inflammation may lead to earache, but most often is associated with pain when opening the mouth or with chewing. Dental issues may cause ear pain, but most likely involve tooth or gum pain as well.

What are the Causes of Earache?

The causes of earaches are widespread. There are some skin infections such as cellulite or atopic dermatitis that may trigger this condition. Also, the build-up of earwax is one of the most common causes of earaches. If you have arthritis of the jaw, you may experience earaches. If there is a hole in your eardrum, it can be painful and irritating. Also, some external factors may cause earache like, you may injure your ear due to pressure changes. This often happens when you lose or gain altitude rapidly. If an object is stuck in the ear it can cause earaches.

When to see a Doctor?

Most earaches can be treated by over-the-counter medications. However, there can be some severe instances that need a medical emergency. In case you have minor hearing loss, or if you notice any sticky or bloody discharge coming from the ear, book an appointment with an ENT specialist. Also if the earaches are accompanied by a low fever then see a doctor as the infection may be severe.

Lifestyle Prevention of Earache

Some instances that cause earaches can be prevented. For example, avoid allergy triggers such as dust and pollen, avoid smoking, keep foreign objects out of the ear, dry up the ears after swimming and bathing are some of the preventive measures for earaches.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Earache

  • Tea tree oil with neem: This is a great treatment! Just mix some tea tree oil with neem oil (Not 100% pure neem extract). Combine 10-20 drops of neem in sesame oil, then combine with tea tree oil. Just apply a few drops of the tincture to the ear canal.
  • Asafoetida: Take a small amount of asafetida and put it in the center of a cotton ball and roll cotton into a pill shape. Gently insert cotton in the ear canal and the fumes from the asafoetida will start to relieve the pain.
  • Onion juice: Mix a ½ teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of freshly prepared onion juice. Get tincture to room temperature or slightly warmer and put 5-10 drops of the tincture in the ear canal.
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Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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