Ear Infectioin

By arie Latest Reply 2009-10-28 11:26:03 -0500
Started 2009-10-27 16:47:26 -0500

I have a ear infection and I need to know what to use to get rid of it…when I chew my ear seems to hurt a bit…is there any suggestions…I went on line and read that tea tree oil might help and a warm towel to the ear…if there is any thing else I can do…Please lets me know…

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lipsie 2009-10-28 11:26:03 -0500 Report

Hiya Aire! I would be careful and not let it go too long before consulting a physician, I know that it could get pretty painful if you need antibiotics and you wait too long. Good luck and let us know how things turn out okies? Hugs! Sheila

Alicia039 2009-10-27 20:12:20 -0500 Report

Yes if it's an inner ear please see the doctor. I thought I could help mine with home remedies and it got so bad I was in pain for two days waiting for the antibiotics to kick in and not even the pain meds helped with the pain.

Sarguillo 2009-10-27 17:42:19 -0500 Report

I suffer swimmers ear myself. First question is do you have inner ear or outer ear infection. If its inner, please see a doctor. If its outer ear, then go buy a ear wax removal kit. Throw the liquid away as what you really want is the plunger. Now get a bowl. Take some warm water, not hot, warm, put in some vinager, or lemon or lime juice. What you want is some acid to change the PH of the water. Now fill the plunger with the water, shoot the water into your ear so it can flush it out. Might take more than one irrigation. At times, it takes me up to 20 minutes. Becarefull, to much and you might loose your balance. After you have irrigated your ear, use a cotton swab, but not too far in. YOur goal is to remove some water. Now take a blow dryer and put it on low setting and just hold it pointed at your ear so that the warm air is entering your ear. The goal now is to dry the ear canal. Its she stagnant water that tends to mold and cause swimmers ear.
Hope this works for you.
Good luck.

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