Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Home Remedy for Otitis Media


The human ear is divided into three sections – outer, middle and inner. Two types of ear infections are otitis media, which is the inflammation of the middle ear that is common on children, and otitis externa, which is the infection of the outer ear and is common during winter season with the boys.

Symptoms of Otitis Media

Symptoms for otitis media include catching fever or a minor illness, dizziness, fluid or pus discharge, hearing problems, itchiness, painful sensation and vomiting.


Causes of Otitis Media

Otitis media is primarily caused by a blockage of the eustachian tubes, an air passageway that is found in the middle of your middle ear and throat. It can be due to cold, allergies or other respiratory problems. This blockage allows entry to bacteria to build up in the middle ear and cause infection. Ear drums may swell if infected by a virus. Although infant and children are the main targets, it can also affect adults.

Nutritional deficiency, allergy and other infections are also some factors that may cause Otitis media and other ear infections.


Treatment / Home Remedies for Otitis Media

Garlic:
Put few drops of garlic juice into the infected ear.

Blow dry:
To remove excess water trapped in the Eustachian tube, use a blow dryer from about 12 to 15 inches from your head.


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