Otalgia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Vitamin C taken internally is a very good supplement to increase the immune system of the body and thereby prevent ear ache. The natural sources of Vitamin C are found in guava, lemon, capsicum orange and tomato. 
  • Zinc again is an effective remedy for ear ache. It must be taken internally from natural sources like the cashew nets, wheat germ, pine nuts, pecan nuts etc. 
Foods to be avoided
  • Refined and processed foods, spicy or fatty foods

Home Remedies

  • Place a cold pack or cold wet wash cloth on the outer ear for 20 minutes to reduce pain.
  • Apply a warm compress or heating pad to the affected ear. Heat can also free up any liquids that are caught behind earwax in the ear, helping them to drain.
  • Chewing may help relieve the pain and pressure of an ear infection. 
  • Resting in an upright position instead of lying down can reduce pressure in the middle ear.

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