Should I use garlic infused oil to prevent an ear infection?
September 10, 2013 12:41 PM Subscribe
I have a huge, life-determining standardized test tomorrow. A bit of ear plug got stuck inside my ear this morning when half of it ripped out as I tried to remove my earplug. Now, my ear has started hurting a little, and I'm terrified! I'm highly prone to ear infections, and am fearful of waking up with one tomorrow. It would be a huge distraction during this 3 hour test that has required months of preparation!
posted by sunnychef88 to health & fitness (24 answers total)
Backstory: I ended up having to use a tweezers to extract the little nub of earplug that was lodged deeply inside my ear canal. While I was cajoling out that last bit of earplug, I probably pushed it in even farther, possibly introducing bacteria into my ear. Or maybe, just irritating the skin.
Would it be advisable to put in some homemade garlic infused oil to stop an infection from developing? Does an infection have a chance of developing overnight, or not? Why might it be hurting now? I left a message with my Doc, but I wanted info on any experiences you have had with home remedies for ear infections.