OK so my son (10 year old) was complaining of an earache. He NEVER complains about stuff like that. But he was in tears so knew it was serious. Tried Tylenol. 45 minutes later he was still crying. So I broke out one of the best books EVER! Every Woman's Guide To Natural Home Remedies.
I mixed together a teaspoon of crushed garlic, teaspoon of lemon juice and two tablespoons of olive oil. Heated it in the microwave for 15 seconds (microwave times may vary). Then dropped three drops of the solution into my son's ear and plugged it with cotton.
The next morning, I asked my son how his ear was and he said it felt much better. Just to be safe, I called our pediatrician to make an appointment because it is unlike our son to complain of ear pain and cry. We were seen that afternoon. During the examination, my son explained o the DR that the pain was horrible the night before, but since I put the drops in, it was better. The DR asked what I had put in is ear and I told her. Se was NOT pleased. She told me DO NOT PUT THING LIKE THAT IN HIS EAR! (Hello.....he stopped hurting after I did, it is all natural.....so I did it! And guess what....IT WORKED!)
So fast forward three weeks and guess what.....I was coughing all night long and I woke up with a sore throat and an ear ache! So to prove to my kids that I would not do to them something that I would not do to myself.....I put a mixture of olive oil, garlic and lemon in my ear. (Which by the way I have made a batch and keep in a jar in the fridge).......and guess what? YES it works! After about 20 minutes my ear felt better. So ........my theory is GOD gave us these natural things for a reason. Use them.