What is a natural treatment for an ear infection?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Ear infection strikes when germs create fluid build-up in the middle ear, behind the eardrum. It causes painful headaches and sometimes even fever. If you or your kids are prone to ear infections, look to garlic oil. Use a dropper to administer some warm garlic oil inside the ear (make sure it is not too warm that it burns). Garlic oil has antibacterial properties that help alleviate the headaches associated with ear infections.
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