We are more prone to illnesses during the winter season, and one of the most common ones during this period of the year is the common cold. Symptoms of cold include sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough, sneezing, congestion, body aches, low-grade fever, and ear infection.
An ear infection can appear when the fluid accumulates in the middle ear during a cold. Although this type of ear infection usually affects kids, it can happen to anyone. Some of the ear infection symptoms due to cold are earache, dulled hearing, and thick, yellow fluid coming from the ears.
Luckily, you can quickly relieve the painful and annoying ear infection with a simple home remedy we present in this post.
This remedy was invented by a doctor, and thanks to the social media it has become viral on the Internet. So, the next time you or your kid experiences a painful ear infection that won’t go away, remember this simple treatment.
The incredibly effective ear infection treatment requires just an Epsom salt and one clean, white sock. Epsom salt is successfully treating various pains and aches, including ear infections.
You need enough Epsom salt to fill the foot part of the sock, which is around 1 ½ cup.
Carefully pour the salt inside the sock, and to prevent any messes from appearing, use a wide-mouthed funnel. Another thing to keep in mind is to use coarse salt in order to prevent granules slip through the fabric of the sock.
Fill the foot part of the sock with salt, and tie a tight knot to the neck of the sock. In this way, you will ensure no salt spills out.
Then, heat it on a skillet on medium-low heat with constant flipping back and forth to ensure the salt is warm, and not hot. If you use a colored sock, the dye can burn easily, which is why you should use a white one.
Another way to heat the salt-filled soak is in the microwave.
However, make sure the salt doesn’t burn as it can heat very easily, so keep an eye on it.
After properly heating the sock filled with Epsom salt, place it on the affected ear.
Your annoying earache will disappear in a matter of minutes.
Reuse the sock whenever needed, but don’t forget to heat it up first.