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Natural Remedies for Ear Pain

Ear pain is the absolute worst. However, instead of reaching for NSAIDs, try natural remedies first. I have suffered many ear infections and burst ear drums over the years. It’s the first symptom I have when I’m starting to get sick. My ears hurt. If I let them go too long, they’ll burst, and then I’m stuck taking antibiotic store. Over the years I’ve learned several strategies that reduce ear pain and have prevented full blown ear infections and burst ear drums. I’m excited to share them with you today.


#1 Hot Rice Sock

Take a tube sock and fill it rice then tie it off. Warm it up (you don’t want to burn yourself but you want it warm) and place it on the ear that’s in pain. My kids and I LOVE this remedy. My kids will even sleep on it when theirs hurt it helps so much. We do this as often as needed.

#2 Mullein Garlic Ear Oil

Mullein Garlic Ear Oil is antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and increases circulation in the ear. It reduces pain while taking care of whatever bug is in there trying (and succeeding) in making you ill. This stuff is the best. You warm it up to body temperature by placing the bottle in hot water for a couple minutes. You lay on your side and place 1 drop for infants and kids or 2 drops for adults and lay there for 5 minutes. Place a cotton ball over your ear and flip to the other side and repeat. I did this twice per day.

#3 Neti Pot

Kids probably won’t go for this one. It feels weird. My doctor told me to do this after suffering from 5 sinus infections in a year. He told me sinus infections usually are fungal and not bacterial so do a neti pot treatment with GSE and 1 drop of oregano essential oil. I haven’t had a sinus infection since. I do it at the first sign of congestion/ear pain and repeat every 12 hours (morning and night) until symptoms are gone. It usually only takes 3 treatments.

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