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Ear Infection – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Ear infection is a bacterial infection that distresses the middle ear along with the air-filled space behind the eardrum. Eardrum comprises of small vibrant bones of the ear. Also known as the inflammation of the middle ear, ear infection often occurs in children rather than in adults.

Ear Infection Symptoms:

  • Earache
  • Swelling
  • Loss of hearing
  • Discharge from ear
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Ringing sound in ear

Ear Infection Causes: Eustachian tube inside the ear drains out the body fluids that are produce in the middle ear. Any blockage in this tube causes the fluids to collect,leading to an infection.

The blockage may occur due to:

  • Allergies
  • Cold
  • Sinus
  • Smoke

Natural Home Remedy Using Garlic and Salt:

  1. Add 4 garlic cloves in 1 glass water
  2. Heat water for 10 min to soften the cloves
  3. Crush the cloves to make 1 tsp garlic paste
  4. Add a pinch of salt
  5. Mix well
  6. Wrap the paste in a thin piece of cloth
  7. Place the cloth on the infected ear

Natural Home Remedy Using Basil Leaves:

  1. Crush a handful of basil leaves
  2. Press them on a sieve and extract juice
  3. Pour 2 drops of juice in the infected ear
  4. Continue for a week


  • The Eustachian tube might get blocked during air travel or when one is at a high altitude. To unblock the tube:
  • Chew a gum
  • Yawn

More Tips:

  • Get your ears regularly cleaned by a doctor
  • Do not clean ears with any sharp objects
  • Wear ear plugs while swimming

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