What is Earache?
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?
When to see a Doctor?
Lifestyle Prevention of Earache
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.