Ever have an ear infection? If you have, you know they are painful.
I never had an ear infection until this last year. This year I’ve had two. I’m thankful for the experience, so I know how to help Eby when and if she seems like she has one.
A trip to the doctor is not necessary. All you need is a clove of garlic and olive oil and you can both prevent and treat ear infections!
Peel a garlic clove and crush it. Place it in some olive oil in a closed container for 8-12 hours in a dark place. After 8-12 hours, strain out the garlic and pour the garlic oil into a dark eye dropper bottle.
Any time you think you might have an ear infection or your child is acting like they have one, put one or two drops in each ear. Repeat until symptoms subside. You can warm the bottle of oil in a pot of hot water (make sure the oil isn’t hot when you put it in your ear.). It’s harmless even if you don’t have an ear infection.
Hot water bottles help a lot too.
If your child gets recurring ear infections, dairy may be to blame.
Also, I’m not an advocate of the garlic oil you find in the store. It has not worked for us.
Other things you can do: pull out and down on your ears very quickly three times on each ear. This is something our chiropractor taught us.