If You Are Suffering From This, Put Garlic Under Your Pillow

1. Put Garlic In Your Ear

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If you are suffering the agonizing pain of an ear infection, garlic can help! Putting a clove of garlic in an infected ear can alleviate the pain and allow the infection to heal itself. Here’s how: Remove the skin of the garlic, cut off and discard the tip and then carefully push the cut-tip end into the ear. Don’t push too far in. The pain should start to alleviate in about 15 minutes. It is okay to keep it in overnight. Just remember to take the vegetable out of your ear in the morning before you leave home otherwise you’re sure to get some strange looks.

2. Drop In Your Ear

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Oil is another way garlic acts as a remedy for an ear infection, but only do this if the ear is not leaking and if the ear drum is intact. Using garlic olive oil can reduce the pain and also speed the healing. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil, drop in one clove of minced garlic and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and drop two oil drops into affected ear. If the ear is leaking from the infection or if the eardrum is ruptured, do not do this. You can use a Dr. Mom Otoscope to find out if the eardrum is ruptured.