Kenneth (Florida) on 05/23/2022
1) Take a clove of garlic, lay a large knife flat on top of it and push down hard with the palm of your hand on top of the knife. 2) Slide the solid part of the garlic to the side. 3) Put 10 drops of vegetable, olive or coconut oil (the one that smells like coconut) on top of garlic oil left on the counter and mop up all the oils you can with a cotton ball. 4) The cotton ball should have enough combined oils to squeeze out 4 drops in the infected ear, with the head turned sideways. Then gently push the cotton ball in the ear canal.
A) Most ear infections start with moisture behind the ear's protective wax.
B) The oil melts the wax and the garlic oil attacks the infection.
C) The cotton ball soaked with oil blocks the oxygen from getting to the infection.
D) The pain should be immediately greatly reduced and the next day the cotton ball can be removed and the infection is usually gone (If not repeat again).
E) make the cotton ball big enough so that not all of it will fit inside the ear canal for easy removal.
F) Early detection is best, so a slight tug on the ear lobe will tell you right away if you or your child needs this treatment.
Sharee (Wi) on 02/09/2018
My Momma always used sweet oil with fresh pulverised cloves.
Mama To Many (Tn) on 06/24/2017
Anyway, the pain passed but the congestion remained, which has been very irritating to her, of course.
So we did hydrogen peroxide in the ears. I made onion oil and tried that. Nope. Nada. Nothing!
Then her other ear got clogged.
So off to Earth Clinic to find another remedy. I read about holding the mouth shut and the nose closed and breathing out through the nose, gently to clear blocked ears. I was skeptical because I worry this would make it worse. But my husband says he did this all the time when he had ear trouble as a boy....so I told her what to do. She did it and immediately the ear that hadn't been blocked as long was clear! Whoa!
She would repeat this new blowing technique throughout the day. (With my cautions to do it gently! )
One time, just as she was doing this, my youngest said something funny and it made her laugh, while she was blowing through her nose. POOF! Her ear cleared!
I should have just started with jokes, I guess! It never hurts to laugh and it might just help! :)
~Mama to Many~
George (Pittsburgh ) on 03/05/2017
By morning, the ear pain was gone. Mind you, this was after trying over the counter ear drops for ear infection for one day with no results. Also, we have taken our child to the doctor previoysly during this allergy season for previous ear infections and we know that there are not any other issues going on with our son's ears.
Thank you Earth clinic community! This was really helpful.
Pam (Boston, Ma) on 05/07/2014
Sister Monae (Colorado) on 01/11/2014
Also, you can brown flower in a skillet for a chaffed baby bottom.
Kathie (Dacula, Ga) on 09/06/2013
Radha (Dallas, Tx) on 05/09/2012
Mix 3-4 drops of T-tree oil in 1/4 cup of sesame oil, mix well and keep aside in a small clean bottle for storage/future use. Add 2-4 drops of this oil mixture in the ear by a dropper... The pain and infection will be gone in a few hours. These two oils in combination form a natural antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic compound.... no need to go to a doctor for antibiotics.
Mtb (Milwaukee, Wi) on 02/28/2012
Thank you - Michelle
Provident Mom (Lake Jackson, Texas) on 02/25/2012
Karen (Cooroy, Qld Australia) on 12/18/2011
Raleighmom (Raleigh, Nc) on 12/18/2011
Holly (O'fallon, Mo) on 06/03/2011
Marian (Tulsa, Ok) on 05/01/2011
When one of my sons was about 8 years old, he kept getting ear infections accompanied by fatigue and exhaustion. I eventually consulted a naturopath after the ear nose and throat specialist couldn't help. He noted that when an infection recurs, it often signals an underlying allergy. Sure enough it turned out that he was severely allergic to dairy of any kind. It was quite a shock to discover that dairy products are contained in a mulititude of foods including hot dogs, buns, waffles, you name it. I had to learn to read the ingredient list carefully. As long as he stayed away from dairy, he was perfectly fine, back to his old self. What an incredible relief!!
Debbie (Lodi, Ca) on 03/15/2011
Jasmine (Oklahoma City, Ok) on 12/31/2010
While she was sleeping I used a note from Garlic "YEAs". Mixed a small SCORE of garlic with olive oil then dipped a small portion of toilet paper in the now garlic oil (didn't have cotton balls). I balled it big enough where it basically sat on the outer cusp of her ear - did not push it down inside. Left it there for 1 hour while she slept. In the morning she was CURED! Chipper and yelling her ear was better. Then said there was a lot of wax coming out. The ear infection had drained out - it was a watery yellowish substance. This was not from the garlic mixture as I only dabbed a small piece of tissue and did not even stick that all the way in her ear. I couldn't believe it!!!!
To remove some of the drainage of which some had crusted on the outside of the ear - I started with a warm washcloth to soften the crust and worked my way in. Then to get the inner drainage I diluted Hydrogen Peroxide with room temp bottled water and put a few drops inside. My daughter reported NO pain and said she could hear the bubbling in her ear (smiling all the while as if this were a science project). THE REMEDIES WORK!!!! Thank you ALL for your feedback (even the nays add valuable insight - don't overdo it).
Karen (Sealrock, Oregon) on 11/08/2010
Sharon (Wesley Chapel, Fl) on 06/16/2010
Sylk (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 04/15/2010
Ani (Ontario, Canada) on 02/07/2010