Ear Care

A few simple steps of ear care can keep you from having to worry about aching ears or swimmers ear.

Swimmers Ear:

Swimmers ear is an infection of the outer ear canal and a very common ear problem. You do not have to be a swimmer to get it - it can be triggered by showering, too. It arises when water gets trapped in the ears allowing bacteria or fungi to flourish.

To begin with the ear may feel blocked or itchy. Left untreated, the infection can cause swelling and some drainage of fluid.

Learn about the causes of earache.

Remedy for Swimmers Ear:

Read about more home remedies for ear infection.
Another soothing and painkilling choice for ear problem as swimmers ear is:

lavenderLavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

Put a drop of lavender oil on some cotton wool, then make a plug to place in the opening of the ear. The healing fumes of the lavender pass into the ear canal and have antibacterial and antiviral properties. You can leave it in the ear for the whole night, or for several hours. Probably it makes you sleepy. Don't bother it a good sleep is the best medicine!

Read about ear wax and its home removal.

Daily Ear Care Advices

Read about herbal remedies for ear problem. Learn about homeopathic remedies for ear pain.
  1. Massage around the ear with 1 drop of camomile oil in 5ml/1tsp olive oil for 10 minutes several times a day.
  2. Massage the mastoid bone (behind the ear) with a mixture of 2 drops each of lavender and tea tree oil in 5ml/1tsp of olive oil for 10 minutes 3 or 4 times a day.


Related Pages:

Ear Infection Symptoms
Ear infection symptom mostly depends on the cause of the ear pain.

Home Remedy for Ear Infection
Haven't find an appropriate home remedy for ear infection yet? Are you interested in more home and herbal remedies for earache?

Ear Pain
Here you can find more home remedies for ear pain, especially my favorites the homeopathic remedies for earache.

Ear Wax Removal
There are several suggested home remedies for ear wax removal, but some of them are quite dangerous. Follow my instructions for a safe and effective earwax removal.
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