9. Breast Milk
Breast milk is another effective Ayurvedic remedy for treating any kind of ear infection and inflammation. Infection of the middle ear is one of the main causes of fluid or pus discharge from the ears.
In addition, it is a natural antibiotic agent, which helps lessen swelling and pain.
- Use a dropper to put 2 or 3 drops of breast milk in the infected ear.
- Repeat a few times a day to treat the infection.
10. Avoid Phlegm-Producing Foods
When suffering from ear discharge, it is important to avoid phlegm-producing foods as phlegm or mucus may make the problem worse.
- Avoid dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese.
- Avoid animal products like poultry, eggs and meat.
- Avoid foods with gluten, such as wheat products, lentils, rye and barley.
- Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
- Avoid sugary foods and beverages.
- Avoid mucus-producing fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, corn, cabbage and potatoes.
In addition to eliminating foods that can produce excessive phlegm, eat more foods that help relieve phlegm like garlic, celery, onions, parsley, winter squash, leafy greens, berries, broccoli, and bell peppers.
- Do not use cotton swabs at any time to remove earwax.
- Blow your nose very gently to avoid putting pressure on the eardrum.
- Do not touch your ears too often.
- Do not use any pointed objects inside the ears.
- Avoid smoking as well as secondhand smoke.
- Expose the affected ear to direct sunlight for about 10 minutes daily to promote healing.
- Take steps to prevent getting the common cold.
- Avoid exposure to cold and wind.
- While bottle-feeding, hold your baby in an upright position to avoid milk dripping in the ear. Do not prop a bottle in your baby’s mouth while he or she is lying down.
- When taking a shower or bath, be sure not to let water get in your ear.
- Wear earplugs when swimming, and shake your head after swimming to remove any leftover water.