After a week-long bought with The Worst Sore Throat Imaginable That Wasn’t An Infection, I started feeling some ear pain yesterday. This scared me a bit, since the last time I felt it, I ended up with a ruptured ear drum.
Went home, minced garlic and let it sit in some olive oil. While P put Olive to bed, I warmed up my rice pack, soaked a wash cloth and wrung it, strained the oil, ate the garlic with some honey, dropped 5 drops of oil in my ear, and went to lay in bed with the towel and compress on my ear.
It worked. This morning, my throat feels 500% better, and the ear pain is almost gone. Oh, I also kept the hot pack on my neck, near the drainage area to help clear up some of the ooky congestion in there, brought to me by seasonal south Texas allergens. Assholes.
If you feel like making this for yourself could be disastrous, check out Mountain Rose Herbs. Love these guys. Their youTube site has other great remedies.
Here’s the book I’ve been reading with all kinds of other neat stuff:
Dudes. Be sure to read the directions carefully, you don’t want little pieces of garlic in your ear or your little one’s ears. But HALLELUJAH for feeling better. Going to do it again tonight to clear up some more congestion. Because Mama can’t afford to be sick right now.
Seven weeks ’til Tater Tot. I can do this. I can’t see my lady parts or bend over, but I CAN DO THIS.
**Home remedies aren’t for everyone. Need to be sure your ear isn’t ruptured or that you have allergies to some of the herbs. Be safe!