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      Re: Budget101.com : Earache

      Wiggle your ear. Here’s a test to help determine whether you have otitis
      externa (an external problem like swimmer’s ear) or otitis media (middle ear
      infection). Grab your outer ear, says Donald Kamerer, M.D., chief of the
      Division of Otology at the Eye and Ear Institute in Pittsburgh,
      Pennsylvania.

      If you can wiggle it without pain, the problem is probably in
      the middle ear. If moving your outer ear causes pain, then the infection is
      probably in the outer ear canal.

      Yes, you can actually pour a capful of peroxide in your ear, allow it to
      set for a minute or two and then hold a washcloth there for a minute. (Be
      sure that you dont have a puncture eardrum though, as this creates an
      unwanted tingling sensation all the way down your throat).
      We use this when strep throat or other infections are going around, it
      works wonderfully.

      As for putting warmed oils in your ears, I wouldn’t recommend that unless
      you add something anti-bacterial to the oil first, such as garlic oil,
      mullein oil. The combination of oil & heat is a breeding ground for bacteria
      and may actually increase your problem.

      One thing that works wonderfully is to crush a piece of fresh garlic, roll
      a q-tip in it and apply it in the ear (the oils of the garlic, not chunks!).

      HTH,

      ~Liss
      Listmom
      https://www.Budget101.com
      *Yes, I’m finally back!*

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