Tuesday, February 07, 2006

...Blasted Earache...

Plugged eustachian tubes (which lead from the back of the throat to the middle ear) are the most common cause of earache. The situation is usually aggravated by a cold, sinus infection, or allergy. Well it's a fact, earaches are worse at night, and the reason is because at night your lying down and those eustachian tubes I told you about can no longer drain naturally into the back of your throat.

What to do:

1. Sit up- A few minutes up right will decrease the swelling and start the tubes draining. Swallowing will ease the pain.

2. Warm some oil to body temperture- Baby oil or mineral oil will work. Then dropping a drop or two of oil in the offending ear will help lessen the pain.

3. You can also count on pain killers- (acetaminophen, or ibuprofen) will usually buy you time until you can get to a doctor.

CAUTION: Never drop fluids into your ear if you think the ear drum may be ruptured or punctured.


To Your Health and Wealth,
Mary
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