Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses in the middle ear and occur often in small children. You not only have a fever that makes you weak, but you also have to confront the constant pain in your ear. The infections need to be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
If you can’t reach your doctor immediately, here is a natural and readily available home remedy to help relieve ear infections and pain temporarily before you get a prescription. This method is the best solution for you, it is quite simple, and will need only a sock and some salt.This is the best method to comforting an ear infection that can also help draw the toxins out of the ear:
Salt Sock Method
Essentially that is all it is – a plain old white sock (clean of course) filled with coarse ground sea salt.
Not only are the minerals in sea salt antiseptic and have wonderful healing properties, the salt can retain heat so well that it helps soothe inflamed ears and reduce pain immediately!
So here is what you need:
- 1 large clean athletic sock (in case you have any ear leakage, white is best as you’ll be able to see right away)
- 2 cups coarse sea salt
Pack the sock with your salt and tie a tight knot so that you have a package the size of your hand. Simply place the salt sock on a clean, dry pan over low heat and rotate for about 5 minutes to achieve a moderate to hot level of warmth.
Place the sock over your ear and the portion below your ear and jawbone. Feel the pain subside! It really is that simple. You can keep your salt sock in the fridge and re-use whenever you need it.