Ear pains are quite common to everyone but they are most common to kids. They can be quite sharp, painful and if not treated on time can worsen the situation. Ear pain can make us restless, we cannot eat, sleep, sit down and we will not be able to concentrate on anything.

Ear Pain

Most of them usually opt for a wait and watch approach as a natural treatment. Though adults can use these techniques, kids cannot. Kids would want to relieve from the pain and that too with a quick method. Calming the pain will increase the child’s comfort and also will simultaneously ease parental concern. So instead of giving them pills you can adopt these easy and quick home remedies which will soothe the pain. But if the pain is too much to handle then it’s better to consult the doctor.

Ear Pain

Let’s us see few causes of earaches

Though the possibilities are many but below are the few most common ear pain causes:-

a)excess wax

b)infection due to cold


d)gums swelling

e)inserting sharp object in ear

f)otitis media or middle ear infection (fluid trapped behind the eardrum)

Try to analyze the causes and if the situation is not serious then you can apply the below home remedies. These home remedies will surely bring relief from your pain.

Ear Pain

Top 6 home remedy for ear pain that will soothe the pain

1) Onion


Onion has high water content even though this vegetable has pungent flavor but they have very good medicinal properties. They are loaded with antioxidants, rich in nutrients and have antibacterial properties. You need to take 1 or 2 onions and extract juice by using juicer, blender or grater. Once the paste is formed take an empty bowl and put the paste in clean cloth and squeeze all the juice out of it. Or else you can heat the onion by keeping it on low flame. Once it cools down you can squeeze the juice in the bowl. Put 1-2 drops in your ear. This method will give you relief from the pain.

2) Ginger


Ginger which is known for its anti-inflammatory effect can fight the ear infection and will reduce irritation in the ear. One can extract the juice from fresh ginger by grating the ginger. Strain the liquid and apply the same on the outer skin near the ear. See to it that you don’t put the liquid directly in your ear. If ginger oil is available then warm it a little and apply the same around the ear canal area.

3) Basil Leaf

Basil Leaf

Basil leaves which are known for Natural Immunity Booster but they are also helpful when we are suffering from ear pain. Take 4-5 Basil leaves and crush it and extract the juice. Strain the juice in a bowl. To make it more effective you can use coconut oil. Add 2-3 drops in your ears to relieve the pain. It will help in relieving the pain which was caused due to infection. This method has been trusted and used for a long time.

4) Garlic


Almost everyone knows the benefit which Garlic offers to our body. This spice which is found in everyone’s kitchen has anti-inflammatory properties which are known to treat even the most difficult infection. Take 2-3 cloves of raw garlic and crush it. Heat it in a pan and add a pinch of salt. Once it cools down put the mixture in cloth and place it on the ear that pains. Our second option is to put the raw garlic with 2-3 spoons of Mustard or Olive oil. Let the garlic mix with oil so the properties of garlic mix well with oil. Wait till the garlic turns black and then strain the mixture. Once the oil cools down then put 1-2 drops inside the infected ear.

5) Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

The characteristic of Apple Cider is antibacterial and antifungal. Apple Cider Vinegar is known to destroy infection and it creates the situation where bacteria cannot survive. Warm the vinegar with little water and once the mixture cools down put cotton bud in the mixture and put it in the ear. Let the vinegar seep down into the ear. Try to use organic vinegar instead of chemical one.

6) Hot/Cold Water therapy

Hot Cold Water Theraphy

This is one of the most preferred and safest options to be considered when suffering from ear pain. This method is known to improve the blood circulation and soothe the pain. One can soak a cotton cloth in hot/cold water, squeeze it and apply the same around the ears. See to it that water doesn’t go inside the ear. Second option is to place the hot/cold water bag on the affected ear for around 7-10 minutes.

Ear Pain

Always check the causes first and then try to soothe the pain by applying the above home remedies. Most of the time there is nothing to worry about but if you think the above methods are not helping you or if it is more severe then you need to definitely consult a doctor without further delay.

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