During this time of the year, we become more prone to diseases and illnesses. One of the most common health issues during the winter is an ear infection.
These infections happen when fluid gets trapped in the middle ear due to a cold attack. Its main symptoms include pain and a thick, yellow fluid released by the ear, and occur most commonly in children. The pain and discomfort due to ear infections are sometimes unbearable.
However, there is a simple and effective way to treat ear infections in no time! All you need for this natural treatment is a white sock and some Epsom salt.
This salt is excellent for pains and aches, and it is extremely beneficial in the case of ear infections.
You should fill the foot part of the sock with Epsom salt, which is about 1-1 1/2 cups of it.
Open the sock, pour the salt, and tie a tight knot to the neck of the sock to prevent the salt from spilling out. For best effects, use a wide-mouthed funnel, and coarse salt.
Then, heat the salt-filled sock in a skillet over medium-low heat and flip the sock back and forth until the salts are warm.
You need a white sock as the dye from colored socks can easily burn. Moreover, you can also heat the sock in a microwave for 5 seconds.
Next, all you need to do is to place the sock against the painful ear, and it will relieve the pain in a few minutes. You can heat and reuse the same sock over and over again.