So your child is keeping everyone awake with his crying, and you're desperate to find ear pain home remedies that work. If it makes you feel better, know that other parents are going through the same thing you are!
Do you know that middle ear infection is the number one reason for trips to the pediatrician's office? Roughly two-thirds of children come down with at least one infection before they turn three years old. For many parents, especially those whose babies have never suffered ear infections before, the experience can be very frightening. Their baby cannot tell them what's happening and they cannot see what's wrong.
Pediatricians used to prescribe antibiotics routinely for ear problems. Not so today. Now, pediatricians prefer waiting 72 hours before prescribing antibiotics. What do you do while your child goes through the wait and see period of 72 hours?
Some parents ease their child's pain by giving them ear pain home remedies. There are many that are gentle, effective, and completely safe to use. The one firstly is the one I have found to be great for my kids. But I have also listed the other 6 also as they may suit your child better. Remember everyone is different and what works best for one child may not necessarily be the case for the other.
So the for the Magic Salt Sock are:
1. Heat your pan on stove to medium heat.
2. Place about 1.5 cups Coarse Sea Salt into the sock and tie a knot at the end so it doesnít come out. (You must make sure it is coarse sea salt so it doesn't leak through the sock!)
3. Next put the sock in the pan and heat it. Be careful not to overheat, you donít want to burn yourself or anybody else. Usually, you wonít need more that 4-6 minutes for that.
4. Place the sock on the ear with problems and you will feel in a few minutes how much good it will make. If you have fever donít try to push it down, it is the bodies natural process to kill the bacteria.
Alternatively you can put the 1.5 cups of coarse sea salt inside a large sock and into the microwave for a few minutes. Then place it outside your child's aching ear for 10 minutes. Tell them its a magical sock- that will help their earache and this will really lift their mood.
How it really works-The salt retains the heat because of the minerals present in it, so combined with the fever (do not lower it) you can adjust the pain until the organism deals with the infection.
I find this works so effectively, so give it a try for you and your child!
Other ways you can also try are:
2. Put one or two drops of warm olive oil on each ear.
3. Drop two to three drops of onion juice onto your child's affected ear.
4. Put a warm (NOT hot!) compress next to the affected ear. Leave it there for 10 minutes. You may also use warm bottled water instead of hot compress.
5. Elevate your child's mattress -- this will help clear the drainage. Keep in mind, though, that you should not use pillows to prop up your child's head.
6. Let your child sip water frequently. This can help open up the Eustachian tube.
Don't "white-knuckle" your way through your child's pain. Try these ear pain home remedies and ease your child's suffering!
Earache pain is a terrible and persistent affliction. I know because I suffer from it too! Just going outside on a cold day sets it off and I'm in agony for hours.
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