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Try These Home Remedies for Ear Discharge Treatment

Remedies for Ear Discharge Treatment

Ear wax is a natural wax that is manufactured internally by some of the glands present in the outer ear. This is just not a waste produced from the body rather it plays a vital role to preserve our hearing ability.

Its primary function is to protect internal ear specially eardrum from various external threats like dust, very loud sound and most importantly from bacterial infection.

But due to some internal wound in the ear or mostly because of some ear infection ear wax starts melting to result into a light greenish or yellowish colored smelling liquid.

Ear discharge refers to sporadic or continuous exertion of this liquefied ear wax from the external ear. Many a times ear discharge is accompanied by rigorous pain also. Normally if it occurs, we just get it clean but don’t go for its proper treatment.

Beware!! It may cost us dangerously as by doing so we are rather inviting its sub-sequences that may even fetch us with permanent deafness.

Ear Discharge Causes

In most of the cases, we see middle ear infection as the primary cause for ear discharge. Very often for removing ear wax or when itching persists we put some sharp pointed object like any hairpin or any other object like this into our ear canal.

These external objects may create wounds in the ear as well as may produce infection. High intensity sounds may also result into ear discharge. Eczema or tonsils present inside ear are among other underlying causes for ear discharge.

If you are suffering from ear discharge then try any of the following home remedies:

Home Remedies to Treat Ear Discharge Problem


It is the best known natural remedy for treating ear discharge. To take its advantage, take some garlic slices and remove its outer covering. Now take some mustard oil and put the garlic slices into it. Boil it for some time and then place it down to get cooled a bit. Put 2-3 drops of this tincture into the infected ear.

You will get instant relief. You may also use garlic oil or garlic capsules available in the market to get the purpose done.

Cow Milk with Fenugreek Seeds

This is another easily acquired remedy for ear discharge. Take some fresh cow milk and put some fenugreek seeds into it. Now heat it to get it lukewarm hot. Let it lose its temperature slightly and then put a couple of its drops into the ear. Repeating it twice a day will kick off ear discharge.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is obtained from the tea tree leaves. It is full of anti bacterial properties. That’s why it acts very effectively to treat ear infection. Pour a few drops of tea tree oil on a cotton swab and place it besides infected ear. You can also put it directly into the ear to get relieved from ear discharge.

Turmeric Powder and Alum

These both are known for soothing effect and anti bacterial properties. Take some alum and burn it to get it swelled. Now add some turmeric powder with this. Apply the resultant mixture directly on the infected place to get instant relief.

Things to Avoid

In the causes section we have mentioned all the primary known triggers that may develop ear discharge. So the first thing you must do to avoid ear discharge is to just avoid these triggers.

For example don’t put anything irrelevant in your ears that may irritate you thereafter.

Avoid going to the places composed of very loud sounds.

Finally, take proper care to keep your ear clean and dry to stay protected from any infection.

If the problem continues persisting for more than 4-5 days then immediately consult an ear specialist until it is too late.

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