Monday, February 22, 2010

Curing an Ear Infection Naturally

On Saturday afternoon Adam started complaining that his ear hurt. Then suddenly, his complaints became cries and sobs telling me "Mama! my eaw hoots!". After forcing some Tylenol down him, I called my pal Sonja who cured her own ear infection without antibiotics. After whipping out her handy dandy natural health reference book she gave me several tips. Taking her advice and doing a few searches online here is what I did:

1. Sleep with the infected ear up to allow fluid to drain down.
2. Put 2-3 drops of warm olive oil in the ear.
3. A few hours later put a few drops of warm garlic juice in the ear.
4. About an hour or two after that put a few more drops of olive oil in the ear.

Can you picture me tiptoeing in Adam's bedroom in the night doing this? I felt really silly. He stayed asleep though.

Come morning time he was good as new. There haven't been any complaints from him since!


Iris said...

I remember having an ear infection as a kid. I was about 5 yrs old and I can still remember how PAINFUL it was. Poor baby. Glad you got it taken care of.

Shannon said...

Does his ear STINK now? LOL. Glad it seems to be better ... I'm sure I'll be revisiting this post in the future ... "Now what was it Jamie said about garlic ears?"

Jamie said...

Yes, he did smell a bit Italian in the morning! It was funny. But it really worked!