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Home remedies for treating ear infection in kids

Ear infections are one of the common infections that affect children. According to research, 75% of children will have at least one ear infection by the time they reach the age of three. If your child gets an ear infection, there is no need to panic because there are treatments and remedies to cure them.

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Ear infections occur when bacteria cause a build-up of fluid behind the eardrum. The middle ear is a space behind the eardrum that is filled with air with vibrating bones that translate the sound from the environment into messages that the brain can understand. Ear infections can be unpleasant because a buildup of fluid exerts pressure on the eardrum.

Here are home remedies for treating ear infections in kids

1 Salt

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Salt is not only a flavoring for food, it also has medicinal properties. It can help kids ease ear pain and discomfort caused by an ear infection. Simply cook the salt in a pan over low heat. Put the salt in a clean cloth, and make sure it's not too hot so your child's skin doesn't get burned, and apply it to the infected ear for about ten minutes. This should be done numerous times a day to get the collected fluid out of the middle ear.

2 Garlic

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Garlic is a natural antibiotic that can also help with pain relief. Put two garlic cloves in a pan with two teaspoons of sesame oil until the garlic becomes brownish-black. Remove the oil from the heat and pour a few drops into the afflicted ear while it is still warm. Make sure it is not hot.

3 Onion

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For 30 minutes, bake an onion with the skin on, wrap one side in a clean cloth after slicing it in half and apply this pack to the afflicted ear for 5 minutes. This should help to relieve the pain and speed up the healing process.

4 Fluids

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Ear infections in babies can also be treated with fluids. If your infant is still breastfeeding, consider feeding him more frequently than usual, as antibodies found in breast milk can help protect your child from ear infections.

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