Managing Ear Pain with Natural Earache Relief

by Patrick Fitzpatrick on January 19, 2021
managing ear pain with natural earache relief

Ear pain can be a nuisance and, left untreated, many of the conditions that cause ear pain can worsen and cause lasting damage to your ears and hearing.

Understanding the causes of ear pain will help you treat the underlining condition causing you pain, know when it’s time to seek medical help, and help you prevent earaches in the future.

You have a lot of options when it comes to achieving earache pain relief through common earache remedies. However, not all of these options are natural.

Some earache remedies carry their own risk, while others may target symptoms rather than treat an earache at its source. By learning more about each of your options, you can make an informed decision about your ear care and that of your children and pets.

4 Common Causes of Earache Pain

Earache pain affects children, adults, and pets. Before delving into natural earache relief remedies, here are the four most common causes of earache pain.

1. Impacted Earwax

Earwax is a natural excretion that keeps the inner ear lubricated and traps dust and other small particles from reaching the eardrum. While everyone secretes earwax, genetics play a vital role in the amount of earwax a person produces. The shape of a person’s ear can also make it more difficult or easier for earwax to make its way out of the ear canal naturally.

These two factors can lead to wax impactions, which may cause a decrease in hearing, a plugged sensation, dizziness, and ear pain. Earwax can also become impacted if a person used cotton swabs or other objects in their ear canal. Impacted earwax can become infected, causing severe pain, itchiness, odor, fever, and drainage.

2. Middle Ear Infection

Middle ear infections are the most common cause of earaches. Also known as otitis media, this condition is very common in infants, children, and pets but can also affect adults. Middle ear infections have several causes, and some forms of these ear infections accompany the flu or the common cold.

Treatment for middle ear infections is crucial as untreated infections can lead to severe complications, including permanent hearing loss, meningitis, and Meniere’s disease in adults.

When not accompanied by the flu, allergies are a common cause of middle ear infections. Allergies can cause mucus buildup in your middle ear, which can become infected. These are responsible for repeat ear infections, especially in pets.

3. Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer’s ear is a type of ear infection that is usually caused by bacteria or fungus. It is an infection of the ear canal, and while it most commonly occurs after swimming in a pool or the ocean, it can happen on dry land.

Swimmer’s ear causes pain, which can be moderate or severe, itchiness, and difficulty in hearing. In some cases, fluid or pus may drain from the ear canal.

Some people are more likely to develop swimmer’s ear, including those who use cotton swabs or other objects to clean their ears, those with narrow ear canals, and those who suffer from skin problems like psoriasis or eczema.

4. Dental Problems

Your jaw sits directly below your ears, so dental problems are commonly mistaken for ear pain. Cavities, tooth abscesses, and impacted molars can all cause radiating, lingering pain. These symptoms can worsen over time, particularly in those with TMJ disorders>.

Earache Remedies You Can Use at Home

There are several earache remedies accessible to people with earache pain. If you are experiencing ear pain, try one of the following remedies for fast earache relief:

  • Warm or Cool Compress: Place a damp warm or cool washcloth over the ear that is bothering you and see if one is more helpful than the other in providing relief.

    • Over-the-counter pain relievers: Pain relievers such as naproxen and ibuprofen can provide temporary earache pain relief. However, these products will only target the symptoms you are experiencing and not the root cause of the problem.

      • Sleep Upright:If there is fluid or built-up earwax inside your ear, sleeping or resting in an upward position can encourage that fluid or wax to drain from your ear canal. Depending on the cause of your earache, this drainage may ease the pain and pressure that you are experiencing.

        • Use SENSES Natural Ear Mist: SENSES Natural Ear Mist provides natural earache relief by cleaning your ear, loosening and removing built-up wax, moisturizing your skin, and reducing chronic ear wax congestion.

        When to See a Doctor for Earache Pain Relief

        While natural earache relief remedies can reduce your symptoms and help you avoid a trip to the doctor, it’s essential to know when you should contact a medical professional. Call your doctor if your earache: 

        • Lasts more than two days or worsens, even after using earache remedies.
        • Is accompanied by a high fever, persistent dizziness, or headache.
        • Is accompanied by swelling behind your ear or if you experience weakness in your facial muscles.
        • Is accompanied by pus or blood that oozes or leaks from your ear canal.
        • May have been caused by an object stuck inside of your ear.

        SENSES Natural Ear Mist for Natural Earache Relief

        SENSES Natural Ear Mist treats dry, itchy, and irritated ears to provide earache relief and prevent future symptoms.

        It can also be used to treat the symptoms of swimmer’s ear. The mist is a natural blend of organic coconut oil, vitamin E, and jojoba oils, which means it’s gentle enough for children and pets too.

        Do you need natural earache relief fast? Try SENSES Natural Ear Mist today or contact us with any questions that you may have.

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