Ear Ache

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
  • Sinusitis
  • Earwax
  • Arthritis
  • Ear injury
  • Tonsilitis
  • Pharyngitis

Home Remedies for Earache

Tips 1:

Grind a few Holy basil leaves and extract some juice. Apply 2 drops inside the ear.
Tips 2:

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.