Ear wax is probably one of the most bothersome thing we have to deal with in our daily. While ear wax can actually protect outer part of our ears, the process of removing excessive ear wax can lead to ear infection.
Suffering from ear infection can be painful and annoying and of course nobody would stay in this condition. Before thinking of going to the store to buy drugs to relieve the pain, read on this article to find out how to resolve ear infection problem with only two natural ingredient that are completely safe for you.
Most likely, you already have these two ingredients in your home, so you don’t have to worry about the need to go to the store to find them. Before we get into the simple remedies to eliminate ear wax and ear infection, let us first see what actually cause ear infection.
Here are some conditions that can cause ear infection:
- Humid places
- Temperature that’s above normal
- Exposure of moisture for a long period
People who live in humid place, swimmers and those who often have their ears contacted to water are more prone to suffer from ear infection because bacteria and fungi breed in the moist environment.
You can prevent water coming into your ears by avoiding tilting your head during shower. When you do swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling, use earplugs to keep the water out of your ears. If you feel that some water coming into your ears, drain the water out by titling your head.
Symptoms of Earwax
Actually, our ears have the ability to clean the earwax by itself. But why do after we clean up our ear, instead of it being clean, the ears build up earwax? The answer is because in the process of cleaning the ears with cotton bud, instead of removing the wax, we can easily push the wax deeper to the ear canal. Here are the symptoms of ear wax:
- Feeling of a plugged ear
- Ringing in the ear
- Decreased hearing
Symptoms of Ear Infection
Ear infection occur because of the growth of bacteria and fungi in your ears which can cause irritating pain in our ear. If you experience any of the below symptoms, then you need to consult with your doctor to get proper treatment:
- Feeling of a plugged ear
- Feeling of an ear filled with fluid
- Hearing loss
How to Eliminate Earwax and Ear Infection
Now, let’s get into the two ingredients that can effectively eliminate earwax and ear infection. All you need to make the remedies are only alcohol and white vinegar.
Prepare a small bowl to mix the two ingredients. You can begin by mixing only a small amount of both ingredients, like a teaspoon of each ingredient to first test the effect. After you mix the ingredients, use a clean eye dropper to pour half of the mixture to one of your ear. Then tilt your head for a minute before titling it back to let the solution drain out of your ear. Then repeat the process for another ear.
Dr. Robert L. Martin, an audiologist stated that alcohol can dry the ear which cause crack and bleed of the skin. Therefore, this remedy is to be used by people whom exposed to moisture, not by those who live in dry areas.
Dr. Robert suggested to do this remedies if you got your ears exposed to moisture, like after you’re swimming, two times a day to four days. He also explained that this treatment can be done by those who live in high humid places twice a week for seven months.
However, you need to remember that this remedy act as a prevention to ear infection. If you already suffer from ear infection then you should visit your medical expertise to get the right treatment.
Keeps Your Ears Healthy
Dr. Roberts, mentioned that to keep your ears healthy you should avoid washing your ear canals with water or soap, cause actually the ears has a cleaning system themselves.
Earwax and ear infection symptoms are both very similar. Don’t try to make a diagnosis by yourself. If you already feels any of the above symptoms, then this remedy won’t be any effective anymore. You better consult to an audiologist or otolaryngologist to get further examination.
The best way to keep your ears healthy is by prevent any of the problems before it occurs. Use the above remedy to prevent the problems and don’t forget to use plugs when you do activity that expose your ears to water.