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Peroxide for ear infection

Hydrogen peroxide is a solution that can use to treat your ear infections or the buildup of wax. It is safe to use in all ears. However, do not use it if it irritates you or causes pain.

You can buy 3% peroxide from your local chemist – no prescription is required for this. A 3–5ml syringe with a dropper will support the application. You can use olive oil or waxsol.

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Can Ear Infection Cause Headache?
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Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is the most common ingredient in ear drops that treat ear infections and earwax removal. It is safe when used by your healthcare provider. However, must restrict the use of this chemical to the prescribed concentration and frequency.

Hydrogen peroxide is the strongest oxidizing agent and causes skin irritation and rashes in some people, mainly when used at high concentrations. At concentrations over 10%t, it can even cause blistering and burns. In addition, overuse of hydrogen peroxide can cause ear inflammation.

Additional side effects of hydrogen peroxide use include:

  • Dizziness
  • Ear discharge
  • Hearing loss (hearing loss)
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Bitter taste

I also wrote a tutorial on Does Tinnitus Go Away? that you can follow.

How to use hydrogen peroxide?

  • 1–3ml of hydrogen peroxide solution into a plastic dropper.
  • Place your head on the side.
  • Put the plastic dropper on the ear and fill up the ear with the solution. You will feel a tingling sensation.  
  • Allow the solution to fizz and bubble for 1-2 minutes before tipping it onto a tissue.  

The first time you use peroxide, place a few drops in your ear for a second and then tip it out on a tissue. Once you are used to the feel, leave the solution in the ear for up to 1 minute at a time.

Symptoms of ear infection

  • Earache
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Ringing, tinnitus, or buzzing in the ear
  • A feeling of fullness in the ear

Signs of ear infection in infant

The important sign of an ear infection is a pain in and around the ear. 

Unfortunately, young children develop ear infections before they are old to talk. That means parents are left guessing why their child looks to be suffering. When your child can’t say “my ear hurts,” the following signs suggest an ear infection could be the culprit:

  • Tugging or pulling the ear
  • Irritability and crying 
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fever
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty hearing or responding to auditory cues

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Oregano oil for ear infection

Oregano oil is the most effective essential oil for an ear infection. But caution is to be exercising when using it—it interacts with medicines such as blood thinners. Oregano oil is also never to be used in the ear canal. Instead, should apply it to the external parts of your ear.

Let’s talk about the six home remedies to beat ear infections.

Garlic

Garlic has strong antimicrobial and pain-relieving properties that make it highly effective as a home remedy for ear infections. There are different ways you can use garlic as a natural earache remedy.

Make garlic oil by cooking two cloves in 2 tablespoons (tbsp) of mustard oil until it becomes black. Strain the liquid, and when it is hot enough for you to bear, put drops in your affected ear. Be sure to before use a clean dropper for this method.

Olive oil

There are several reasons for an ear infection, but a common one is when the wax in the ear is attacked by bacterial growth, which leads to a blockage in the Eustachian tubes. Can clear this obstruction with the help of olive oil.

Warm up olive oil on the stove on low heat. Drop the oil into your infected ear. When the oil hits the wax, it softens. After this, remove ear wax with a cotton swab. However, do not put the cotton swab too far into the ear as you damage the eardrum.

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Apple cider vinegar

Use apple cider vinegar for ear infections. Mix apple cider vinegar with water. Dip a cotton ball in the solution. Put the cotton ball in the affected area of your ear and let it sit for 5 minutes. Remove the cotton ball and put it down on your opposite side to drain residual vinegar from your ear. Dry your ear out with a hairdryer set on low.

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Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has amazing therapeutic properties, including; antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, balsamic, expectorant, insecticide, and stimulant.

These properties make tea tree oil the best herbal remedy to turn to when you have an ear infection or pain. Mix some drops of oil with a tablespoon (tbsp) of olive oil and warm lighting. Fill the dropper with the mixture and drop it into the infected ear area. Put on your side with the oil in your ear for 3 minutes. Then, turn the head to drain the oil out. Repeat daily until the pain subsides.

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Conclusion

Hydrogen peroxide is a popular ingredient in OTC ear drops. It is a cerumenolytic solution that dissolves and softens earwax.

However, hydrogen peroxide can irritate your skin inside the ear canal if you use it too often.

Do let me know what other homemade tips you follow for better skin.

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