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Homeopathic Cures for Earaches

Melissa Villamizar December 9, 2011 Health No Comments

So, assuming I hadn’t been at the point of full-blown ear infection, these remedies (particularly the salt sock remedy) would have worked. However, once it becomes an infection, these “cures” are no longer applicable. Here are a couple that I’ve personally tried:

Salt Sock

It’s nice and warm, and feels good against your ear. I prefer this method over the onion method, listed next.

  1. Take about 1 cup of course salt and pour into a pan on the stove.
  2. Stir or shake the salt until its very warm/hot.
  3. Pour salt into the sock (you may need to use a funnel) and tie the top with a rubber band to keep salt from escaping.
  4. Place the salt sock on your pillow and lie with the ear on the sock.  If you use a thinner sock, you can place a towel between the sock and the ear – but its not as effective.
  5. Rest here for as long as you can, at least 10-15 minutes.

Baked Onion

This also feels good against your ear, but…. it will also make your ear/side of your face/your house smell like onions… just a warning!

  1. Bake a small whole onion (two if you need one for each ear) in the oven, 350˚ for one hour.
  2. Remove the onion from the oven and place in a glass jar (mason jar if the onion will fit… you need the onion to be whole).
  3. Poke several deep holes in the onion with a fork, put the end of the jar to your ear immediately to catch the steam escaping from the onion.
  4. Tilt your head sideways and hold the steaming onion jar over your ear until the steam is gone… approx. 5-7 minutes. Once the steam is gone, you can try flipping the onion over and re-poking to release any additional steam it might be holding.
  5. If you do both ears, use the other onion for the other ear.
Please note, I am not a doctor. Please consult your doctor prior to trying any of these techniques if you have concerns. Thanks!

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