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Alternative Treatments for Otitis externa

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Otitis externa:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Otitis externa may include:

  • Garlic extract
  • Hot water bottle compress
  • Heating pad
  • Warm garlic oil in ear canal
  • Rubbing alcohol and vinegar water drops (non-painful infection)
  • Vinegar water drops (painful infection)
  • Lavender oil drops
  • Tea tree oil (diluted)-in outer ear
  • Turmeric, goldenseal and echinacea in honey-by mouth
  • Turmeric, goldenseal and echinacea tea
  • Onion juice and honey-in outer ear
  • Antiseptic ear drops
  • Oral pain reliever
  • Keep ears dry by applying petroleum jelly with a cotton ball (remove cotton ball)
  • Mullein oil ear drops
  • Antioxidant supplement (e.g. beta-carotene, zinc and vitamins C and E)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Grapefruit seed extract, tea tree oil and olive oil drops

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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