The most common causes of ear infection are bacteria and viruses in the middle ear. The usual symptoms are ear pain, diarrhea, headache, ear pulsation, hearing impairment, ear fluency, vomiting, sleep problems, high temperature, etc.

Each part of the ear is prone to infection, but the most serious problems occur in the inner ear. Damage to the eardrum and other complications can be prevented by appropriate treatment. If we ignore ear infections, it can become chronic and can even lead to loss of hearing.


Fortunately, there are home remedies that can help against ear infections and pain in the ear, and the most effective are:


Take 2-3 fresh garlic cloves and cook it for 5 minutes, then chop them and add some salt. Then put the mixture in a clean cloth and put it on the affected ear. To accelerate the healing process, consume 2-3 garlic cloves every day.

You can also cook two garlic in mustard or sesame oil until they become brown, in order to obtain the oil of onion. Leave it to cool and put four drops into a painful ear.

Apple vinegar

Apple’s vinegar is the right choice if ear infections are caused by fungus.

Prepare a mixture of apple vinegar and an equal amount of alcohol. Next, soak gauze with a solution and keep it in your ear for 5 minutes. Remove the gauze so that the solution can get out of the ear.

Olive oil

Olive oil is the ultimate agent for cleaning Eustachian tube from wax. Put some warm olive oil in the diseased ear. Once the wax softens, clean it from a painful ear. The mustard oil can also serve as an alternative to olive oil.


Put some salt in the bowl and heat it for a few minutes. Then put warm salt in a cloth and firmly attach the cloth. Although the lining is still warm, place it on your ear and hold it for 5 to 10 minutes.

This procedure should be repeated several times during the day. The heat will help to liquid get out of the ear and to alleviate the pain and swelling.


Mix a few drops of basil oil with coconut oil. Soak one piece of gauze with this mixture and coat the inside of the ear, around the outer edge and behind the ear. Treatment repeated twice a day. You can also prepare basil juice (from 5 leafs of basil). Apply it around your ear, but do not put the juice in your ear.


Cook onion half an hour, cut into two equal halves and put one half in a thick cotton cloth. Keep the cloth on the ear for 5 minutes. Then take a 10-minute break and repeat the procedure.


All the above natural preparations can help you cure mild ear infections. However, if pain in your ear does not stop soon, consult your doctor.