A smiling and happy child is what every parent longs for. But there are certain times or moments when suddenly you discover that your cutie pie is crying. If you don’t find something physiologically or anatomically significant, then it could be the least expected earache that’s troubling your kiddo. If the baby has grown enough to express his pain, you could sigh a relief, but if the case is infant, its very hard to trace out the issue.
There are various reasons that may cause earaches in children. It could be anything like common cold, sinus congestion and moisture in the ear or even an ear infection. In addition to that, even minor bruises and injuries through foreign object insertion can trigger earache. Mostly, particularly with the infants, the situation gets panicky as the baby constantly cries due to earache.. But hold on, there are certain things that you can try out at your home itself, before rushing to your physician.
cure for earache Make your kid sit upright as that helps the Eustachian tubes unclogged consequently facilitating drainage. Sipping fluids too contributes in unclogging the Eustachian tubes, thus relieving earache. Puffing warm air lightly and cautiously through hair dryer on low frequency can also solve the issue but it needs to be done carefully. Place a cup of rice put in a clean socks, warm it to a bearable extent and put it against the painful area till the rice cools. Repeating this method several times may also help in drainage. Pouring 1 to 2 drops of Garlic juice can also help significantly. Warm Olive oil can also serve the purpose. Almond oil is another option that can help in your earache blues.
onion juice for earache Dropping 2 to 3 drops of Onion juice can also decrease the pain. If available, grinding 2-3 leaves of holy basil herb and putting it in ear after warming it, too provides instant relief. Putting Cold pack or cold wet cloth over the ear and holding it for some time can also provide relief in earache. Consumption of Vitamin C and Zinc enriched diet too keeps the earache away. A gentle massage on the child’s ear, neck and temples may help him to ease out and get rid of some pain. In addition to this, White willow bark extract and chamomile tea too helps the child to relax.
A couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide can also provide some resort to the aching ear. If your child is grown enough for chewing gum, than this can also help him get rid of unbearable pain because of earache. Over the counter drugs like Acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen can come forward for ultimate relief till the final option of visiting a physician.