How to Get Rid of Earaches?
It’s easy to start a conversation about earache and how to get rid of earache. It’s much more difficult to do something about because earaches can be a symptom of many different conditions within the body. Some of these may be rather mild and not a serious threat to our health. But others can be a sign of serious disease. The ear condition itself can be a source of permanent hearing loss or tissue damage.
While it isn’t necessary to panic every time you or someone in the family gets an earache, it is important to find out what is happening in the body to cause the pain. The best step to take when ear pain causes concern: go see your family doctor. Let him or her take a close look at the affected ear and help you figure out what the best course of action is.
If the cause is infection, it may be necessary to treat the infected area with antibiotics (from the inside) and with topical solutions or cleansing (from the outside). It’s always best to consult with a medical professional before attempting anything that might cause more problems than it solves. If the pain is rather mild and the doctor doesn’t seem overly concerned about serious after-effects, the treatment might involve over-the-counter pain relievers and an antibiotic to get rid of any bacteria that might be at the root of the problem.
There are some commercially available products that are applied to the inflamed or tender area on the outer or middle ear. But you should never insert anything into the ear canal that is not designed for exterior treatment. These are often used by people who don’t find relief with pain relievers and antibiotics.
One of the popular and effective home remedies used for decades has been baby oil or mineral oil. This is applied only to the outer areas of the ear to help clear up redness and inflammation. This and other materials should never be put into the ear if there is a perforated ear drum or other internal problem. That’s why it’s important to visit your doctor before taking any serious steps to relieve and eliminate earache.
Sometimes it’s possible to find relief with an over-the-counter product that is often used as a sinus decongestant. These may help reduce some of the congestion and mild swelling in the middle or outer ear. Pain and tenderness of the ear lobe and the outer part of the ear canal can sometimes be relieved by a soft cloth that is soaked in very warm water. Remember that soft-and-warm may help relieve pressure and pain.
One way to get rid of earache is to really “get rid of earache.” This means preventing earache and ear problems in the first place. It may seem silly but one prevention method involves not putting anything in the ear in the first place. If you have to clear your nose, wipe it or blow very gently. Make sure the ears stay relatively dry, using only a gentle wipe with a cotton tip to clean and dry the outer part of the ear canal.Category: Health