Home remedies for ear infection

Ear infections are a common illness in children and adults. It is quite painful as the buildup of fluids keeps pressure on the eardrum. It can cause to build up of wax, upper respiratory infections, food allergies, environmental allergies, fetal alcohol syndrome, genetics, nutritional deficiencies, and internal injuries. There are some signs of suffering pain in the ear, tugging at the ear, difficulty, sleeping, headache, poor response to rounds, high fever, and fluid draining.

Home remedies to treat ear infection


Salt helps to treat ear infection. Heat a cup of salt in a microwave or pan for about 3 – 5 minutes. Then take it out and put them in a thick cloth. Seal the cloth at the open end. Check out the heat that you can bear up. Then put hot cloth on the affected ear for about 5 – 10 minutes. Repeat it many times a day. Heat form the salt will help to draw out fluid from the ear and gives relief.


The holy basil treats minor earache, or infections. Crush 4 – 5 fresh holy basil leaves gently to extract the juice. Apply the basil juice around the infected ear. It gives relief from the pain and affected ear.

Olive oil

Olive oil catches ear infection that catches some fungal or bacterial growth. It leads to blockage in the Eustachian tubes. Warm some olive oil by pouring a few drops of the warm oil into the infected ear. It causes the wax soften and removes wax with cotton tipped swab.


Onion is a common ingredient used in cooking. Chop one small onion, put it in a bowl, and microwave it for 1 – 2 minutes. Allow it to cool. Strain out the onion juice. Then put 2 – 3 drops of juice in the infected ear and leave it for some time. Turn your head and drain out your ear.

Mango leaf juice

Mango leaf relieves the pain of ear infections. Crush or grind 2 – 3 soft mango leaves to extract the juice. Warm the juice and using a dropper keep 3 – 4 drops of juice into the infected ear. This gives relief from pain. Repeat it 2 -3 times a day.

Basil and coconut oil

Mix few drops of holy basil oil with equal amount of carrier oil like coconut oil. Soak a cotton ball in that mixture and gently wipe it in the ear. Do it around the outer edge and behind the ear. Repeat it twice a day.


Garlic has antimicrobial properties that are natural pain relieving qualities. Make garlic oil by cooking two garlic cloves in two tablespoons of sesame oil or mustard oil. Let it boil till it turns blackish, then strain the solution. It is bearably hot that it uses two to four drops of oil in the infected ear like ear drops. It helps to clear the wax from the ear.

Breast milk

Breast milk helps to speed up the healing process. It gives relief within one to two days. Using a dropper puts a few drops of breast milk into the affected ear. Repeat the process for few hours.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a good option. Mix one part of apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water or alcohol. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and that in your ear. Leave it for 5 minutes. Then remove the cotton ball and lay down in opposite side to drain the liquid from the ear.

Warm water bottle

By applying some heat to the infected ear can reduce the pain and also prevent micro-organism infestation. Place a warm water bottle against the ear. Do not apply heat the ear for long periods of time to get relief. Stay for five minutes and remove the heat.

Tea tree oil

The antibacterial properties present in tea tree oil can give instant relief. Mix three drops of tea tree oil, two tablespoons of olive oil, a teaspoon of colloidal silver, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Warm the mixture and using a dropper fill your ear with the mixture. Leave it for 5 minutes. Then turn and lay out the mixture to drain out from your ear completely. Repeat it 2 – 3 times a day for 2 days.