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Many medicines for earache are actually ineffective even though still commonly prescribed. Back in 1983, the February 10th issue of the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE reported that a three-year study of decongestants and antihistamines commonly prescribed by ear specialists showed that they are no better than nothing at all. Putting tubes in a child's ears is hardly a pleasing alternative. When your child (or adult family member) has pain in or around the ear, here are some other approaches to consider.

1. Simple earache is likely to be a symptom of an ear infection. Almost anything you do to fight the infection will fight the earache as well. Large doses of vitamin C are especially effective. At high levels, vitamin C is a natural antibiotic and antihistamine. It will also reduce inflammation and fever, and is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. HOW TO LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER by Dr. Linus Pauling, THE HEALING FACTOR by Dr. Irwin Stone, and CLINICAL GUIDE TO THE USE OF VITAMIN C edited by Lendon Smith, M.D. will substantiate this. These are very important books for you to read.

Details of vitamin C dosage and administration, written by medical doctors, will be found at

2. Check and see if the upper neck bones are misaligned. If one or more of these cervical vertebrae are "out," the resulting pinched nerve or strained muscle can indeed lead to an earache. To check this out, find the place where the neck, skull and jaw meet. This spot is just under the ear. If gentle pressure on this spot is painful, you may have an earache that a chiropractor may be able to help. It is worth it to find out.

3. Warm, damp compresses are a traditional earache treatment. A washcloth moistened in warm tap water works fine, and feels good. Even better is a little warm (not hot!) oil introduced carefully into the ear canal.

4. To help relieve pressure and encourage natural drainage, you can try a simple massage technique. Gently press right under each ear. Now continue pressing, moving downward and forward along and just under the edge of the jawbone. You have just massaged the Eustachian tubes. Eustachian tubes are internal passages connecting each inner ear to its own opening inside the upper throat. Repeatedly massaging like this aids in relaxing, dilating and clearing this tube. Before resorting to artificial tubes, let's try the ones we were born with!

5. Natural healing advocates believe that ear aches and infections are caused fundamentally by improper diet. Many kids are fed meat, white bread, sugar and chemically-doctored foods daily. This must stop, or the earaches won't. A near-vegetarian diet with lots of fruit, vegetable salads, whole grains, and non-meat protein results in healthier children. Think that your kids won't accept these good foods? Consider the powerless alternative of medicines that are no better than a placebo. Start them eating right early, and it will pay dividends for a lifetime.



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by Group Owner on Mar. 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM

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Natural Cures for Ear Aches

Nadia Benavidez

In the hot desert of Arizona, Nadia Benavidez has been studying hearing instrument science since 2002. After leaving a clinical practice, Benavidez has put her talent to work writing informative articles related to health and wellness. Currently Benavidez is working on her first book.

By Nadia Benavidez, eHow Contributor

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Some of us are old enough to remember mom's home remedies for an ear ache: putting hot oil in the ear, blowing smoke in the ear or putting cotton in the ear. Perhaps the success of these methods was due to the placebo effect. Now, when we have an ear ache, we are more likely to ignore it or get a prescription. However, there are still natural home remedies that work.



  • It is normal to have an ear ache with an infection, active allergies, wax build up in the ear, after being exposed to a very loud noise, in cold wind, after poking around to deep with a cotton swab, or if a foreign object got in the ear. Most of these causes will require additional treatment to help relieve the ache. Until you find out what is causing the ache, there are some things you can do at home to relieve the pain.


  • Putting oil in the ear actually does work, but don't use hot oil. Many people have scolded their ear drums with oil that was too hot. Remember that the skin in the ear is only one layer thick, and the ear drum is very sensitive and thin. Take vitamin E, Jojoba, olive oil, or oregano oil; warm it. Make sure that the oil is lukewarm to the touch. You want to then use a dropper or very small spoon. Put some oil into the ear that aches. This remedy will sooth and moisturizes the aching ear. Do not use this remedy if you have suffered a ruptured ear drum or have a hole in your ear drum from a tube or previous surgery.

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