VAGUE SYMPTOMS AND DISCOMFORT
itching in the
pressure behind the
Apart from draughts or a blockage,
the cause of earache is generally an infection of the Eustachian tube, which
links the throat and the ear. It is, however, important to ensure that the
inside of the ear is not clogged.
The most effective way to clean the
ears is with a 2 per cent solution of hydrogen peroxide. Insert 2 drops into
the ear, let it bubble and clean out with a soft swab. Then plug the ear with 1
drop of sesame oil, at or around room temperature. The sesame oil should be
unrefined, pure, unheated oil.
anticatarrhal diet, such as chives, garlic, red (not white) onions, mustard
cress, horseradish, ordinary mustard and endives. Although endives are very
rich and bitter, they are also anticatarrhal.
For older people
with earache, I recommend the following. Heat a stone or half a brick in the
oven. Then wrap it in a towel and hold it against the ear. Remove it if the
heat is intolerable and replace against the ear when it has cooled slightly.
This dry heat treatment, unlike a hot water bottle, will help to reduce the