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Earache – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

Posted by Health&Beauty Expert on

Earache is a common medical disorder. Though children are more inclined towards earache but recent studies shows that adults also tend to face similar issues with much intensity. Earache starts when swelling and inflammation occurs in the constructions that make-up the ear resulting a sharp, dull or burning ear pain.

Earache Symptoms:

  • Sharp or dull pain in ear
  • Itching sensation
  • Ringing or buzzing sound
  • Hearing loss
  • Swelling

Earache Causes:

  • Injury to the ear canal
  • Moisture inside the ear
  • Blockage of the Eustachian tube due to:
    • Environmental smoke
    • Allergies
    • Infection
    • Deposition of wax
    • During a flight
    • Constant exposure to loud sounds

Natural Home Remedy Using Garlic and Mustard Oil:

  1. Take 2 cloves of garlic
  2. Add 2 tsp mustard oil
  3. Mix and heat till garlic turns black
  4. Allow the oil to cool
  5. Put 2-3 drops of the oil inside the affected ear
  • Garlic's analgesic properties help relieve the pain

Natural Home Remedy Using Basil Leaves:

  1. Crush few basil leaves
  2. Press them on a sieve and extract juice
  3. Strain the juice using a fine strainer
  4. Pour 2 drops of this juice in the infected ear


  • Chew gum or yawn to avoid earache on flights. This contracts the muscles and opens up the Eustachian tubes

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