An ear infection can occur when a bacterial or a viral infection affects
the middle ear or sections of the ear just behind the eardrum. There are different
types of ear infections. The inner ear infection, the outer ear infection and
the middle ear infection. Middle ear infections are the most common type.
Symptoms of ear infections that appear will depend on the type of ear infection
that you have. Ear infections can be painful because the inflammation and
fluid build-up in the middle ear. To ease your symptoms there are a few home
treatments you can try. Popping your ears, medically known as auto inflation may
relieve the feeling of fullness and pressure in your ears. Simply pinch your
nose, close your mouth and exhale very gently. This sends air through the tubes
to help drain them. Some studies have shown tea tree oil to be a natural
remedy that may help with outer and middle ear infections.
Tea tree oil contains a chemical compound that kills off bacteria.
Olive oil is another essential oil that contains antibacterial properties. There
is no scientific evidence to prove olive oil helps treat ear infections, however
the American Academy of Pediatrics says olive oil can be moderately effective on
ear pain. Garlic is another natural remedy used by some to treat ear
infections. Some studies have shown that naturopathic ear drops containing garlic
help with ear pain. Please be sure to get a doctor to examine your ear before
using tea tree oil, garlic oil and olive oil. You can see a doctor in minutes at
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