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Treatment of Swimmer’s Ear with Essential Oils

Swimmer's Ear: 

Swimmer’s ear is an infection or inflammation of the ear canal, which is the passage leading from the outer portion of the ear to the eardrum. Caused by fungal or bacterial growth in the ear canal, swimmer's ear brings itching, pain, and redness with it. See your doctor if a brown or yellow discharge is emerging from the ear or if extreme pain and swelling are present. If you take medication that suppresses your immune system or if you are diabetic, see your doctor immediately, since swimmer's ear can cause severe complications.

Neat Tea Tree Treatment: 

Tea tree essential oil helps dry swimmer's ear while killing bacteria. Place a cotton ball that has been treated with 4 or 5 drops of tea tree essential oil into the ear and leave it in place overnight. Apply this treatment at the first sign of irritation for fast relief. Repeat this treatment as needed until the irritation is gone.

Neat Basil Treatment: 

Basil essential oil stops bacteria while helping ease discomfort. Place a cotton ball that a has been treated with 4 or 5 drops of basil essential oil into the ear and leave it in place overnight. Apply this treatment at the first sign of irritation for fast relief. Repeat this treatment as needed until the irritation is gone.

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