What is Earache?
Earache is the result of infection in the ear area. The middle of the ear is normally filled with air. But during a cold, fluid or mucus gets accumulated in the middle ear and may get infected by bacteria, which leads to ear pain. Even infections that affect the ear nerves can be a cause for earache. There are quite a number of reasons for the earache to occur, and all the symptoms have to be dealt with prompt medical care.
Common Causes of Earache
- Blockage in the ear tube (Eustachian tube)
- Tooth infection such as abscessed teeth
- Objects stuck in the ear
- Damage to the eardrum
- Ear injury
Home Remedies for Earache
Grind a few Holy basil leaves and extract some juice. Apply 2 drops inside the ear.
Boil 3-4 cloves of Garlic in some water. Mash them and add a pinch of salt. Wrap this poultice in a flannel or woolen cloth and place on the aching ear.