How to Make Garlic Ear Drops at Home
Natural ear drops recipe to treat ear infections, swimmer's ear and to remove earwax
This is very economical, simple and effective way to treat ear infections, swimmer's ear and to remove ear wax build-up. All you need to have on hand, is fresh raw garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a small glass jar. The recipe below has been very effective in treating ear problems in my family.
Here is how to make garlic ear drops at home:
1. Finely chop 2-3 cloves of garlic.
2. Place chopped garlic into a small glass jar or a bottle, pour extra virgin olive oil over the garlic so there is about one inch of oil above it, cover with a lid.
3. Put the jar with the garlic mixture on a sunny window for three days.
4. Strain the oil, pour into a glass bottle, label, and its ready to use.
Caution, never put ear drops into an ear with ruptured eardrum! Some signs of ruptured ear drum include: drainage from the ear, buzzing noise in the ear, hearing loss and ear discomfort or pain.
Use the drops within few days and store in the refrigerator when not using. There is a possibility of botulism causing bacteria growing in garlic oil. Always consult your doctor before using any natural remedies.
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Ear infections and swimmer's ear
Ear infection can be effectively treated at home with garlic oil. Swimmer's ear is also an ear infection, caused by polluted water, most often bacteria, and sometimes fungus. Signs of an ear infection include: ear pain, fever, ear pressure and sometimes hearing loss.
Garlic oil is a potent, natural antibiotic, and anti-fungal remedy. It is also safe for children. I have successfully treated my children's ear infections with these drops since my kids were infants.
Ear wax removal
What is ear wax? Ear wax is a substance secreted in the ear canal, it helps to clean, lubricate and protect our ear canal. Sometimes there is too much ear wax produced, or ear wax might become dry and it might cause hearing loss, pressure, ringing in the ear, and itching.
Safest way to remove ear wax, is to put 6 drops of garlic oil into each ear with a dropper before going to bed, cover ear canal entrance with a cotton ball. You have to do this at least 3 nights in the row. On the forth day, while you are taking a shower, wash ear wax out with a warm shower water. Garlic oil drops will soften ear wax and it will be easier for you to wash it out. This remedy was recommended to my family by our family doctor, and it is has been very effective in removing ear wax and treat ear infections without antibiotics.
Having an otoscope at home, can be very useful in detecting ear problems.