Discharge from the ear is the result of an infection and can be most troublesome. It must never be neglected
Causes and symptoms of ear discharge
Any infection of the middle ear will first cause pain in the ear, and if untreated, lead to discharge from the ear. This is called otitis media. The discharge is usually pus-like but may even be bloodstained and foul-smelling. Once the discharge occurs, the pain decreases.
Possible symptoms of ear discharge are
Natural home remedies to cure the discharge from the ear
As a rule, once an ear starts discharging pus nothing should be put i.nto it. Medicine should be given orally to heal from within, e.g., antibiotics. However, in the absence of medical facilities, in case the discharge persists and becomes chronic, folk-medicine practitioners use the following remedies:
1. Breast milk
A few drops of the breast milk of a healthy lactating woman can be put in an infant’s infected ear. Breast milk has natural immunity-enhancing and healing properties.
2. Onion Juice
Two or three drops of warm onion juice, put in the ear 2-3 times a day, is efficacious.
3. Fenugreek Seeds
Heat a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a tablespoon of hot oil. Cool to a bearable temperature. Strain. A drop of this oil with a drop of fresh milk should be put in the ear to relieve a earache.
4. Neem Leaves
Wash the ear with water in which neem leaves or neem bark has been boiled. This is very effective for a earache.