Get Ear Pain Relief Now (17 Home Remedies for Earaches)

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Causes

Causes of different types of earaches are:

Otitis Media

  • Bacterial infection
  • Common cold
  • Allergies
  • Infection in the upper respiratory tract
  • Inflammation in the Eustachian tubes
  • Feeding a baby with a bottle in a lying-down position
  • Second hand smoke or passive smoking
  • Abnormal structure of the head or ears

Earaches

Otitis Externa

  • Accumulation of moisture in the ear canal due to swimming or showers
  • An injury in the outer ear canal or eardrum
  • Infection in the outer ear canal
  • Throat or nose infection
  • Common cold
  • Build up of fungus or excess earwax in the ear
  • Arthritis in the jaw
  • Ear disease
  • Ear tube blockage
  • An injury to the jawbone

Myringitis

  • Injury to the eardrum
  • Infection or inflammation of eardrum
  • Ruptured eardrum
  • Formation of blisters in the eardrum
  • Eardrum puncture while cleaning

Other main causes of earache are:

  • Decrease in pressure due to high altitudes
  • Referred pain due to throat-ache, pain in the jaw or teeth
  • If a foreign object gets stuck in the ear, like an insect or blocked earwax

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