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I Never Thought Of That IX....Healthful Tips...Help for Earaches

Updated on September 21, 2013

Have you ever thought of this

I've decided to do an all natural cures article for the series. So here goes.

  1. One of my all time favorites is the garlic in the ear cure. What that means, is, for an earache I use oil and garlic. When I was young we used to call the oil sweet oil, but I just use olive oil, because I don't know what sweet oil is. The remedy goes something like this. Heat a few drops of olive oil in a spoon, and when it's cool to the touch take a cotton ball and dip it into the oil and squeeze the oil in the ear. The oil serves to soothe the pain. Then cut a piece of a fresh garlic clove, (make it too large to get lost in the ear), and insert it into the ear covering the ear canal, then use the oil soaked cotton ball to cover the garlic. Next use surgical tape to keep the cotton and garlic in the ear. If caught soon enough one night is enough. But if the infection is well entrenched it could take up to three days for the cure to work. I used this remedy for all of my five children, never taking them to the doctor passed the first diagnosis, and not using the medicine that most used for the cure . I even learned how to tell if it was an earache, after the first child, eliminating the need to take them to the doctor for the diagnosis.
  2. I just read a good one, I will try when the need arises. This one involves Achy muscles from a bout with the flu. The remedy is to mix one tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil, letting the mixture stand for about 30 minutes. Then apply it to the affected areas as a massage oil for instant relief.
  3. Here is a natural cure for urinary tract infection. Alka-Seltzer, who knew. Just by dissolving two tablets in a glass of water and drinking it at the onset of the symptoms begins to eliminate the infection. This remedy is touted as being an instantaneous cure.
  4. Have you ever heard of this one? When I was young I used to get canker sores on a regular basis. My mother would give me an over the counter laxative, (ex-lax). Here's how it works, at the first sign of a canker, or cold sore I take an over the counter laxative the night of, and for me it's history the next morning. This remedy has worked for everyone that I've given it to. I've tried it with natural laxatives, but it doesn't work as well. So although I advocate natural cures, there are times when over the counter does come in handy.
  5. One cure for first degree burns, you know the kind where you touch your hand or any other part of the body to a hot item. Not the kind where you're severely burned and need medical care. Anyway the suggestion is honey, yes honey applied to the affected area. Another that sounds good if you don't have honey is to use egg white. But the first defense is rinsing with cold water, then on to any of these other remedies.


I actually have more of these home remedies, so I'll return to this kind of article in the future.  See you in the next installment.

© 2010 Alfreta Sailor


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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Yeah paradigmsearch that one is new to me too, and if I need it I hope I'll remember where to find the advice. Thank you so much for stopping, see you soon.

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      7 years ago from US

      Good article and reference list. I wish I'd known about item 3 a long, long time ago.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Hello, hello for stopping, see you again soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      They are really wonderful help. Thank you.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Actually I use Corectol, now, instead of ex-lax, that is when I need it. It's been so long since I had one that I don't have any on hand, and usually I'll have to buy it and it becomes outdated before I need it again. So, yeah it really works. I haven't tried the Alka Seltzer one yet, but I will when I need to. Thanks for stopping and taking time to leave a comment. See you later.

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      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Very cool...especially the exlax cure for canker sores. Rated it up.....I will be trying the Alka Seltzer for UTI's...hey, it couldn't hurt. Thanks!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks to you as always Micky Dee. See you later.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Very nice fastfreta! Great post! (as always) God bless you dear fastfreta!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Tom and Linda, glad to be of service. (Smile). More to come.

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      Linda Chechar 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Wow, never heard of the Alka Seltzer for UTIs. If it saves a visit to the doctor, I'm all for it! Great Hub fastfreta!

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      7 years ago from 41042

      Freta, glad to see you're feelin' better. 5 for 5 again. I eat a lot of garlic but never thought about putting it in my ear. Good, useful hub! Peace!! Tom


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