natural remedies for a clogged/sore ear?
hello, i was just looking some tips and things that would help my bf's ear! it always gets really sore and very clogged up all the time!! he was deaf for the first two years of his life but im not sure what actually caused this though. he doesn't take ANY medicines or tablets and he doesn't like the olive oil idea so any natural remedies would be a big help! thanks; ) oh and he hates the doctor!!
- 9 years agoBest Answer
Some of the possible factors involved with ear infections include low humidity, dental overbite, enlarged adenoids, magnesium deficiency,being around smoking, hyper-active immune system, low blood sugar,polyunsaturated fats in diet, too many carbohydrates,and overly acidic diet. To get specific support, working with an MD or ND would be helpful, if needed, to check into further issues.
Here are some Alternative Supportive Suggestions:
• Completely remove dairy from the diet and limit wheat (it causes mucous)
• Eliminate sugar from the diet (it destroys immunity)
• Use a garlic & mullein drop supplement in the affected ear(s) or add onion and garlic to diet
Eat citris, add berries and increase raw vegetables. Eat brown rice.
• Use a probiotic to strengthen the immune system
Take Vitamin E and Goldenseal. Both help. Drink goldenseal tea as an herbal antibiotic.( 1/2 tsp. of dried goldenseal per cup of boiled water). Let it steep for 10 minutes and strain before drinking. He can drink 3 cups a day.
Echinacea can also help by helping his immune system. As soon as he feels soreness coming on, he can take 3 capsules every 2-3 three hours at the start.
*Read through this page for more. It is an excellent resource: *http://www.thenaturalguide.com/earinfection.htm (written by Dr. Skye Weintraub, ND and Larry Cook)
Acupressure Pts. from Polarity Therapy created by Dr. Randolph Stone, MD: Work with two finger contact (top/bottom and side/side) to give pressure massage to each thumb. He can do this for himself. Where there is soreness in the thumb, he can give more pressure. It only takes a few moments. Since this is chronic, he can also do the same kind of pressure (top/bottom and side/side) to his big toes. These digits correspond with the inner ear.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Pts.for Ear Problems: ( a Japanese acupressure system)
Point #4: Work with space at the base of the skull on either side of the skull in back.To do this hold one side of the spine gently with ring finger while adding gentle pressure to opposite cheek bone in front.(doesn't matter which finger). Then do opposite sides.
Point #17: Hold lateral side of wrist, at base of little finger with opposite hand (ring finger contact). Do opposite hand as well. Holde each pt. for a few moments.
Kimberly Rex, MSSource(s): http://www.thenaturalguide.com/earinfection.htm Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments from Bottom LIne Publishers Windows to the Heart Repatternings: http://www.windowstotheheart.net
- DioneLv 44 years ago
When you have an ear infection, take a fresh onion, cut it in half, microwave it until it steams, then wrap it in a towel, tilt your head so the infected ear is up, then put the steaming onion over the ear. It's supposed to draw out the infection. sounds funny but it works! as a child i had sooo many ear infections and that always fixed it!