My 10 month old daughter Athena was pulling at her ear and crying in pain. Her acting like that is totally unlike her because she is the calmest baby you could ever meet, my zen baby. So I decided to try this garlic infused warm olive oil treatment. Garlic is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. I made it up and applied it into Athena’s ear, she was back to her zen-ness by morning.
1/4 cup of olive oil or sesame seed oil
1 minced clove of garlic
Warm up over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, be careful to not burn the garlic.
Steep together, then strain the garlic infused oil into a glass container and allow to cool down.
Tilt ear canal at 180 degree and apply a couple of drops in inflamed ear. Apply into ear canal slightly warm to help loosen up wax. Allow the head to remain still for a minute or so for oil to penetrate ear canal.
You can insert a piece of cotton in the ear afterwards to prevent any drippage. Store in fridge, apply as necessary.
Warning: don’t use on broken eardrum.