If you have ever gotten an earache you know just how uncomfortable and annoying that it can be. If bad enough it can even cause you to lose sleep. If you have gone to a doctor and you know that there is no infection in your ear, then there are some natural cures for your earache and it can be done with items that you may already have in your home. If not they can be easily found at any store or health foods store in your area.
The easiest thing you can do is to take a nice warm compress and apply it to your ear. You can use a heating pad on the low setting or you can use a damp warm washcloth. You should do this for about thirty minutes at a time. The warmth is going to help relieve the pain in your ear.
You can also soak your feet in a hot foot bath at the same time that you are using the warm compress on your ear. Just fill a container big enough for your feet with hot water, hot enough for you to withstand while not burning your feet. This is part of the practice of reflexology as well as hydrotherapy both of which say there is a connection between certain points on your feet and your ears.
You can also take a few drops of either tea tree oil or eucalyptus tincture and put directly into your ear. These are both natural herbal remedies that tend to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial properties. However, you should stop their use if you have a skin irritation from either one of these.
If you are congested, it's suggested that you try and reduce your nasal congestion because this could be the cause of your earache. You should use a natural saline nasal spray to help clear your passages and this will help to open up your Eustachian tubes. Using a humidifier also can help you breathe better as well.
To help fight off any ear infection as well as to relieve any cold symptoms you should use a echinacea tincture extract that is alcohol free. You can calculate your dose by using 2/3 to 1 mL of the tincture for about every 50 pounds of your weight.
Eat more garlic when you have an earache. Garlic has a natural antibiotic in it and it can help to keep away any ear infections. You can get garlic supplements at any store if you don't particularly care for raw garlic.
Another thing you might consider doing is going to see an acupuncturist. This non-invasive treatment for pain has been used successfully for thousands of years and it could be just what you are looking for, especially if nothing else has helped.