Do You Want to know How Apple Cider Vinegar Treats Ear Infections?
Human ears just like any other body parts are prone to many infections.These infections are mainly caused by:bacteria,viruses and fungi. These micro-organisms enters the ear canal and multiply heavily in there. They consequently cause ear infection. The part where the infection occurs becomes swollen and very painful.
The infections induces symptoms like dizziness, fevers, severe pain around the ear and reduced hearing.
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
Apple cider vinegar has been used since ancient times to treat many health problems from arthritis, asthma, ulcers, urinary infections,throat to varicose veins. However, the medicinal value of the apple cider has not been supported by much science.This makes people doubt it’s workability in treatment of ear infections. Let’s look at what the this cider vinegar is and how it can control the ear infections.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
The vinegar is made from apple cider’s juice. This juice is mixed with yeast. When the fruit sugar in the juice mix with yeast, fermentation takes place converting the sugar to alcohol. The alcohol then becomes the acetic acid. This is why vinegar has a sour taste and strong smell.Acetic acid is classified as a weak acid though it have very strong properties.
How does Apple Cider vinegar controls ear infections?
To alleviate the ear infections, vinegar is a good option. Vinegar is toxic to the microorganisms that causes ear infection.When it comes into contact with them, it kill the germs thus alleviating the infections.It help to dry out the ear canal and prevent bacterial infection from developing.
Method of Application
Vinegar is applied in the following steps :
- Mix an equal amount of cider vinegar with water or alcohol
- Soak a cotton ball in the solution
- Put the cotton ball in the ear and leave it there for some minutes
- Put 3-4 drops of the vinegar in the ear opening.
Repeat this for several days until the pain and infection is over.
Drape a large towel around your shoulder to soak up the solution as it leaks out.
While using vinegar to treat Ear infections you must observe some precautions as follows:
- Don’t use apple cinder when the infection is too deep in the ear canal
- Go for advanced treatment or prescribed antibiotics if the ear infection does not improve after a few days of vinegar treatment.
Vinegar should be used in small quantities. This is because too much use of vinegar is harmful. It can cause side effects such as digestion problems, skin burns, throat burns, bone loss and low potassium levels, erosion of tooth enamel among others.