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Top 10 Remedies for an Ear Infection

An ear infection often happens when a viral or bacterial infection attacks the middle part of your ear, which is located behind your eardrum. This health issue can be acute or chronic and would be very painful due to fluid buildup and inflammation. The duration can vary a lot, depending on your health conditions and types of bacteria or viruses. If left untreated for an extended period, ear infections could lead to permanent damages to the inner and middle ear. Here are the top 10 remedies for an ear infection.

Warm Compresses

A warm compress can be useful in helping alleviate the pain caused by an ear infection. You could use a damp and warm washcloth, then apply it on the affected area for around 15 to 20 minutes each time. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times per day to get the best results. Also, it is possible to fill a tube sock with beans or rice, then sew or tie the open end before microwaving for 30 seconds to create a heat compress. For a natural remedy, you can heat 1 cup of salt and soak a cloth in the heated salt. Use a rubber band to tie it before placing it on the affected ears for 5 to 10 minutes. [1]