Ear ache and inner ear infection are the result of inflammation due to some form of irritation or harm to tissue that might or might not be infection-related.
Eustachian tube running from the inner ear to the backside of the throat facilitates air pressure equalization on either side of the ear drum. Ear-popping occurs due to an abrupt variation in air-pressure. The ‘pop’ sound is air passing via the Eustachian tubes for stabilizing air pressure. Eustachian tube additionally facilitates fluid drainage to throat from the inner ear.
Inflammation in the Eustachian tube causes its closure preventing it from normalizing air pressure on either sides of the ear drum. Ear canal and inner ear could also be affected which could aggravate earaches.
Ear ache and inner ear infection could be swiftly resolved by getting the lymphatic system to draw out excessive fluid accruement from the tissues to curb inflammation and halt pain signals being transmitted to the brain.
Duo basic treatments are involved with the foremost one being innate cures for allaying inflammation alongside encouraging lymphatic flow with ear drops or compresses. Secondly, lymphatic draining via massages are done for allaying inflammation.
Several beneficial herbal remedies are vastly effectual in treating ear aches and inner ear infection.
Warming garlic oil (basically garlic infusion in olive oil) and utilized as ear drops. A blend comprising of flowers of St. John’s wort, mullein along with garlic has greater potency. Rubbing garlic oil around the ear and using it on the sides of the neck to promote lymphatic drainage massage. The antibacterial and inflammation combating properties of garlic have been found to show swifter and greater effectiveness at tackling ear infections as compared to antibiotic course.
An effectual remedy is placing sliced raw garlic, the size just fitting snugly into the outer ear (similar to hearing-aid placement). There could be some burning sensations felt which could be allayed by dipping the garlic piece in olive oil prior to placing in the outer ear.
Steamed or baked onion till softened, leaving skin intact and crushing out some of the juice that could be used as ear drops. This remedy provides respite from ear aches within minutes. Even the cooked halves of an onion could be brought to room temperature and then placed over the ear for five to twenty minutes. Often raw onion extracted juice could cause burning sensations far more than raw garlic. This could be resolved by diluting the onion juice with small amount of glycerine or olive oil prior to use as ear drops.
Mild heating of cinnamon sprinkled into some olive or vegetable oil, straining and using it is as ear drops.
A five hundred parts per million (ppm) or a hundred ppm colloidal silver after slight warming could be employed as ear drops. Its efficacy could be improved by adding in essential oils (for instance, tea tree, lavender, thyme, cajeput) in the proportion of one drop essential oil for every ten to twenty drops of colloidal silver. Even olive oil could be used instead of colloidal silver.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Earache and inflammation due to inner ear infection could be relieved by practising the following lymphatic drainage massage techniques.
- Initially getting the individual to lie down on the side so that the pain-causing ear would face towards the ceiling.
- Placing ear drops of the above remedies in to the ear. Grasping the lower portion of ear, stretch and massage it which would facilitate easier seepage of the drops and commence lymphatic drainage.
- The milking methods could then be used for enhancing lymphatic drainage. Placing finger in the indent just underneath the ear and backside of the jaw bone. Applying gentle stroking moves from the neck downwards from that spot and also doing gentle massages to the lymph nodes located in the throat (palpated as hard, lump-like regions in throat and neck). Such motions would drastically enhance lymphatic drainage from the ear.