Traditional olive oil with garlic is a remedy that has been used for hundreds of years for ear infections. Unlike other therapies, garlic can provide fast relief with long-lasting results.
Antibiotics are often prescribed for ear infections, although that is not recommended by many doctors, but many ear infections caused by viruses, are unaffected by antibiotics. Thousands of children unnecessarily take antibiotics each year for ear infections when the antibiotics are not even effective for most infections. Furthermore, research has shown that most children fight ear infections their own within 24-72 hours without the need for antibiotic or other intervention. This is not quite comforting to a mother to keep her child with pain for 1-3 days.
Fortunately, there are remedies such as olive oil with garlic in the ear, which is always used by our grandmothers to ease the pain of ear infection and accelerate the healing process.
Why it works?
Garlic is powerful on its own, having been published thousands studies demonstrate the ability of garlic to help many diseases from hypertension to hair loss. Olive oil is often used as the base for healing ointments and lotions as it contains powerful polyphenols which reduce inflammation. Together, garlic and olive oil can help soothe the pain of the infection and reduce healing time.