Earache / Ear Infections

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Definition: An earache is usually referred to as an infection in the ear canal.

An earache can happen during a cold or flu. The pain that comes from an earache/infection is usually blockage from fluid which puts pressure on the eardrum. Other than pain or loss of hearing other symptoms may include: loss of balance, mucus drainage from ear, fever, irritability, loss of appetite, or accompanied by a sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea.

Suggested Oils to Use

Basil, Grapefruit, Lavender, Tea Tree, Oregano

Also consider: Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary

Suggested Ways to use

For Young Children and Older

Caution: Do not drop oils directly in ear.

Put 3 drops of Basil on a half cotton ball and place lightly in the ear. The oil will absorb into the skin of the ear and get to the infection.

To add pain relief rub a couple drops of Grapefruit behind the ear lobe.

Place a warm wash cloth over the ear as the child is laying down.

For further precaution an ear infection likely will cause the lymph nodes to contain toxins. Massage frankincense and grapefruit mixed with coconut oil to dilute or any other oil you use to dilute over the lymph node areas.

Every 2 or 3 hours add Basil.

Other Ways to use oils:

Oregano is a strong “hot” oil to use and skin near the ear is sensitive to it. However Oregano is an excellent antibiotic. Apply Oregano to the bottoms of feet every 2 to 3 hours. The bottoms of the feet are an excellent area for the oils to absorb.

Precautions: Do not use oils directly into the ear canal.