The last few months I have been surprised that some young Moms don’t know about this home remedy that saved me many a night when my kids were little.
All kids have earaches, and there is nothing worse than one of your kids waking you up in the middle of night in pain. Earaches are the worst! They would wake my kids up every time. I was very lucky to find a Dr. that I adored when my kids were young. He didn’t like just doling out meds for every little thing, so he would teach me tricks to keep them out of his office! He told me a couple of drops of warm oil in the ear will soothe it enough for them to go back to sleep, and often by morning they never remembered they woke up with an earache at all, all signs and symptoms would be gone!
I have had people ask me what kind of oil I used, I will be honest, in the middle of the night while listening to their painful cries, I didn’t care what kind I used! I have heard garlic oil is has healing properties and it’s a good choice.
Here’s what I did:
Warm the oil – not too cool, not too hot, just comfortably warm. Make sure they are lying down with the affected ear exposed. Dip a cotton ball in the oil and use it to drop a few drops in the ear canal, place the cotton ball in the ear so no oil seeps back out. I would always make sure they kept their head laying with the affected ear up until they fell asleep. My kids would be asleep in just a few minutes! It worked like a charm every time, with all 4 kids! It saved me many trips to the Dr. and lots of money, too!
What earache remedies have you tried?
Note: I am not a Dr. and I don’t play one on the internet. This information is not intended to replace your Dr.’s advice.