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Good home remedy for ear infection?

Good home remedy for ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

If it works, great: Warm compresses to the ear can help open channels for flow from the middle ear. Warmed olive oil into the ear has also been used. If this is an external canal infection, you can try combinations of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and water in equal parts used as drops into the canal. If the pain is increasing or you are feeling ill/fever in either situation, antibiotics are usually warranted. ...Read more

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Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Not usually: Home remedies deal indirectly with your immune system. You need either surgical drainage or the instillation of antibiotics to address an ear infection. ...Read more

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At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

Over the counter: If you think you have a vaginal yeast infection then medications are available over the counter. Thick white discharge with itching are common symptoms. If you think you have a STD or have malodorous discharge then testing by a doctor is needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for a toddlers ear infection?

Are there any good home remedies for a toddlers ear infection?

Otitis media : There are old gramma recipes of scotch and warming ear. The best is antibiotics and some type antihistamine anti allergy med to reduce ear tube swelling ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for curing ear infections?

Are there any home remedies for curing ear infections?

NO: There are no proven home remedies that cure middle ear infections. Remember studies properly done using comparison groups demonstrate ear infections may get better with no interventions at all. Recent research proves efficacy of antibiotics. I have seen no comparable proof for home remedies such as chiropractery, candling etc. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure ear infection and avoid drugs?

Home remedies to cure ear infection and avoid drugs?

NO: There are no proven home remedies that cure middle ear infections. Remember studies properly done using comparison groups demonstrate ear infections may get better with no interventions at all. Recent research proves efficacy of antibiotics. I have seen no comparable proof for home remedies such as chiropractery, candling etc. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sinus infection?

What are home remedies for a sinus infection?

Eval: If you have a true infection and not just sinus pain - it is important that you seek medical treatment. Home remedies will not substitute for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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What are good at home remedies for yeast infections?

What are good at home remedies for yeast infections?

Some homeopathic opt: Lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores. ...Read more

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How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Can there be an at home remedy for yeast infection?

Tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for an ear infection?

Are there any good home remedies for an ear infection?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Plenty of fluids: Drink plenty of fluids especially water as this decreases bacterial count. Cranberry juice helps prevent some bladder infections. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Home remedies for a bladder infection?

Not the best: although cranberry juice and similar supplements may reduce the risk of an infection. However, it is best to treat an active infection by seeing your primary care doctor and treat it with antibiotics and plenty of water. ...Read more

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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for ear ache?

What are home remedies for ear ache?

Warm oil: Warm oil may soothe the pain, or a heating pad or hot soaks to the side of the face. The question you should be asking is why are you having ear aches. Is it associated with a hearing loss, do you grind your teeth, do you have arthritis of the neck. In short, the answer to your question for remedies should be the question of why do you have the ear aches. Need a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sinus infection?

Sinus treatment: Use nasal saline in any form--saline irrigation is the best, but a nettie pot can be helpful, too. Sometimes it is all you need, especially if you catch your symptoms early. ...Read more

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What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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Good home remedy for ear infection?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

If it works, great: Warm compresses to the ear can help open channels for flow from the middle ear. Warmed olive oil into the ear has also been used. If this is an external canal infection, you can try combinations of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and water in equal parts used as drops into the canal. If the pain is increasing or you are feeling ill/fever in either situation, antibiotics are usually warranted. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for ear infections?

Are there any good home remedies for ear infections?

Yes & no: For the middle ear; some of these are viral and self heal in a few days. Some of what some believe is an infection is just fluid & usually clears on its own. Many can be aggressive bacteria & take months to clear without antibiotics & may lead to significant complications. Using a heating pad on the side of the head can help manage discomfort.The only way to know needed treatment is an evaluation ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for ear infections?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for ear infections?

Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. There are not any good home remedies for middle or inner ear infections. See ent. ...Read more

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Any good home remedy for an ear infection that someone might recommend?

Any good home remedy for an ear infection that someone might recommend?

Ear infection: It is somewhat unusual to have an ear infection as an adult. There are several different types of ear infections, though, and this would need to be distinguished before any kind of treatment could be effectively recommended. Need a bit more information on the kinds of symptoms you are suffering. Also, you may need an evaluation to determine what kind of ear infection you have. ...Read more

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Looking for a home remedy for a ear infection. I'm dizzy, heating lose, no drainage.?

Looking for a home remedy for a ear infection. I'm dizzy, heating lose, no drainage.?

Ear infection: Is it the ear canal or the middle ear that is involved? For outer ear/otitis externa/ swimmer's ear there are otc treatments available. Dizziness, however, suggests otitis media & possible labyrinthitis (infection/ inflammation in the balance mechanism). Otc decongestant may help; otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (low dose to prevent side effects) can help with dizziness. If not better in couple days, see fp for tx. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for curing ear infections?

NO: There are no proven home remedies that cure middle ear infections. Remember studies properly done using comparison groups demonstrate ear infections may get better with no interventions at all. Recent research proves efficacy of antibiotics. I have seen no comparable proof for home remedies such as chiropractery, candling etc. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for an ear infection?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Home remedies to cure ear infection and avoid drugs?

NO: There are no proven home remedies that cure middle ear infections. Remember studies properly done using comparison groups demonstrate ear infections may get better with no interventions at all. Recent research proves efficacy of antibiotics. I have seen no comparable proof for home remedies such as chiropractery, candling etc. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for an ear infection?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for an ear infection?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for and ear infection/ear ache?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for and ear infection/ear ache?

Ibuprofen, exam: For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad for baby to place his/her ear on & this seems to provide some relief. An office visit to identify a treatable cause during regular office hours would be ideal. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for an ear infection, I believe I have one, my ear is plugged and I have itchy eye and a runny nose.?

What are some home remedies for an ear infection,  I believe I have one, my ear is plugged and I have itchy eye and a runny nose.?

Pain?: We often get fluid behind our eardrums when we get a cold or have bad allergies. This doesn't always mean the fluid is infected. If you have not pain and it just feels plugged, then it is likely fluid that will go away and doesn't need treatment. If you have a lot of pain and fever, then it may be infected. If you often have itchy eyes and runny nose, you might seek allergy treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for a mid ear infection?

Is there a home remedy for a mid ear infection?

No: A middle ear infection usually means fluid and infection behind the ear drum. This can lead to ear drum rupture and loss of hearing. Ear drops do not help this kind of infection though if the infection is viral only it may clear on its own. See your doctor ...Read more

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What home remedy can help an ear infection from hurting ?

What home remedy can help an ear infection from hurting ?

Home remedy ear pain: You can use warm compress and over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). However the cause of the infection must be treated in order to get rid of it. You many need antibiotics or ear cleaning by your doctor. ...Read more

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Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Keep them open: A decongestant and/or antihistamine will help reduce swelling in the eustachian tube, which is usually a key contributor to middle ear infections. (pseudoephedrine or afrin). Also, tobacco or other smoke is an irritant to the eustachian tubes, so avoid. If no improvement in 24-48 hours, will need to get seen by dr / urgent care / ent. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for a toddlers ear infection?

Otitis media : There are old gramma recipes of scotch and warming ear. The best is antibiotics and some type antihistamine anti allergy med to reduce ear tube swelling ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Otitis Media (Definition)

Otitis media is also known as a middle ear infection. It ...Read more