The Best Ear Infection Home Remedy for Adults

Ear infection home remedy

Treatments for ear infections come in all shapes and colors imaginable, but today I’m going to spotlight the absolute leader. The best ear infection home remedy for adults. The ultimate solution for swimmers’ ear, middle otitis, and even tinnitus (occasionally).

Two words: colloidal silver.

If you have ever used this miraculous substance at least once, you already know how effective it is for treating all sorts of occasions, from scratches and burns to common cold and sinusitis. But what about ear infections? Why is colloidal silver better than garlic or ginger, for example? Let’s find out!

What is colloidal silver?

Colloidal silver is a substance that consists of a neutral base (usually a liquid, gel, or foam) and microscopic particles of pure silver evenly suspended in it. Modern products of this group come in form of nasal sprays, drops, or gels for topical usage, and they all have one major effect: they kill germs. Bacteria, viruses, fungi – you name it, silver can fight it.

Roughly speaking, colloidal silver is the improved version of an ancient lifehack developed by Persian kings thousands of years ago: during their campaigns and journeys, they ordered their water to be carried in silver containers, thus keeping it fresh and clean for months.

At the time it looked like some sort of magic, but now we have the scientific explanation of it. When water makes contact with silver, a minuscule amount of the metal is dissolved in the liquid. Well, not exactly dissolved, but it releases a portion of its ions into the substance. The particles spread in all directions, and basically, result in a very weak (but still effective) silver colloid.

How do silver colloids work?

The best thing about colloidal silver in terms of killing all sorts of microorganisms is that it has a lot of mechanisms of action that sum up into one exceptionally powerful antimicrobial weapon.

  1. Silver ions are able to stick to the walls of microorganisms and infiltrate them. This messes up the electrical surface of the germs and makes them vulnerable to external factors, prevents them from replicating, and damages important proteins of the cellular wall.

  2. Part of the silver ions make their way through the bacterial wall and invade the inside of the germs, damaging their organelles and genetic material.

  3. Silver binds and inactivates important enzymes that are crucial for the life of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

  4. Silver supports your own immune system, making it more effective in fighting infections.

    The best ear infection home remedy for adults

Sounds great! But why is colloidal silver the best ear infection home remedy for adults?

This is the most important part of the story, so let’s dig into it.

Reason #1: nanoparticles of silver are effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and even protozoa (a unique type of germ). No prescription antibiotic can brag about such a wide spectrum of activity, and most of other natural treatments are also limited to targeting 2-3 groups of microorganisms.

Reason #2: silver supports your immune system. Basically, silver is a powerful double strike on any pathogen, thanks to its direct bactericidal (antiviral, fungicidal, etc.) action AND its immunomodulatory properties, while most of other natural remedies focus more on a single side of the situation.

Reason #3: colloidal silver solutions are standardized by the manufacturer, meaning that you can be pretty much sure about how much silver you are taking with every drop. That’s somewhat more difficult with DIY remedies for the treatment of ear infections like ginger and garlic. Other standardized remedies for ear conditions include hydrogen peroxide and essential oils, but they have a significantly narrower spectrum of activity, so could potentially miss the specific cause of your infection.

Reason #4: it’s simple and comfortable to take. You won’t have to prepare anything beforehand (like crushing ginger, rinsing it juice, mixing with olive oil, etc.), and you won’t feel any strange sensations (like bubbles of oxygen popping when using hydrogen peroxide). Colloidal silver is absolutely neutral and silent, handy to carry with you and easy to apply when needed.

Bonus reason: “silver colloid” sounds much more substantial than “crushed garlic,” and this may be an important point for all those folks that are either new to the natural treatment doctrine or feel a bit embarrassed when they tell their friends and family about how it’s done. Alas, many people out there consider natural remedies to be little short of shaman potions or just some sort of fraud, and this can be frustrating at times. The solution? Introduce the sceptics to colloidal silver, and later tell them it’s also a natural remedy. Soon enough they’ll feel more benevolent towards crushed garlic too!

How to use colloidal silver to treat an ear infection at home?

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  1. Make sure that your colloidal silver is of room temperature.

  2. Lie on your healthy side.

  3. Carefully put 1-3 drops of colloidal silver inside the infected ear.

  4. Let the solution do it’s wonders for 3-5 minutes.

  5. Lie on your other side or sit up and tilt your head to let residual liquid flow out of your ear.

  6. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times a day (but no longer than 10-14 days) until symptoms subside.

The bottom line

There are many fabulous ways to treat an ear infection at home, but colloidal silver is currently the best of them all. It has an exceptionally broad spectrum of targets (great against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa), multiple mechanisms of action (direct damage to the pathogens, support of your own immune system) confirmed by science, and it’s also very comfortable to carry with you and use when needed.

My personal experience with colloidal silver is 100% positive, so I strongly recommend it for treating ear infections at home in a natural, safe, and utterly effective way. By the way, I’ve written a detailed review of some other scientifically confirmed health benefits of colloidal silver, in case you’re interested. You’ll also find out where to buy the brand I recommend, Sovereign Silver, which is the most reputable, tried and trusted brand of colloidal silver.

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Stay healthy, and feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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  1. I will definitely have to share this with my family and friends. This is some awesome information that can not only help a lot of people, but honestly inform a lot of people on something I’m sure many are unaware of. We are so quick to go get prescriptions from the doctor when there are ways of treating without having to resort to that. Your post gives me the feeling that I should have this in the house just in case. Since it is natural I am assuming its safe for children as well?

    • Thank you for your positive feedback, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this post. I always have a bottle in my house, not only as it’s a natural remedy but also it’s so versatile. This post tells of the benefits for using colloidal silver for ear infections but there are many more uses for the wonderful supplement. It can be used to help heal wounds, burns, sinus issues and colds to name a few and it is absolutely safe for children to use. As with anything when it come to children though a smaller dosage will do the job. Thanks Kayla.

  2. This sounds like an effective ear infection treatment that could be a strong contender for many other conditions. If it was good enough for Persian kings, worth a try… And given the active nature of silver ions, I would expect some powerful antioxydant properties would be a slick side benefit?
    Still, anything this powerful at disabling all sorts of bacteria and viruses would seem likely to attack some human cells with the same mechanism, right?
    So my question is this – are there studies that check the toxicity of various levels of colloidal silver? I’ve heard that silver compounds are toxic to the liver and kidneys, and I assume the ions react to make compounds sooner or later…
    What is the safe dose, and unsafe dose for internal organ health?

    • Hi Steve, thank you for commenting and also for a great question. 

      Although studies have been done, it seems to be lagging behind the rapid growth and use of colloidal silver. There are challenges to this as traditional methods in toxicology research and assessments have focused mostly on chemical agents and were not originally designed to encompass nanoparticles. Also variations in particle size, shape and surface chemistry can have significant impacts on toxicity.

      There has also been a study on mice that were given a toxic solvent to damage there livers. They were then given doses of silver nanoparticles that cured the mice of the vast majority of the liver damage. Of course this is mice and more studies are expected to be conducted. 

      With regards to the dosage, this is dependant on many factors. Age, size and health of the user will determine the dosage and you should always be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and if unsure, consult your physician or other healthcare professional before using.

  3. Fascinating read Lee!

    I may just carry my water bottle to the gym and camping trips in a new silver container like the Persian kings of old!:)

    I had no idea ear infections were a direct result of bacteria and microscopic nasties and even less of an idea colloidal silver obliterates them.

    This is really an excellent alternative to all the toxic prescription drugs and medications folks use which tend to just treat the symptoms and not get to the root cause like colloidal silver seems to do.

    Great overview.

    • Thanks for you positive feedback, that’s one way to get the benefits of silver 😉

      I totally agree with you about the prescription medications. Although antibiotics can be life saving, in most cases they are over used for minor issues and come with long term side effects, where as natural alternatives seemed to be overlooked.

  4. I had never heard of this until today. Extremely informative and something we should all have on hand from the sounds of it! There are probably millions of things like this that people can use every day if they just knew about them. Great job!

  5. I am so glad to have run across this page. I have a teenaged son that battles ear infections on a regular basis. We are always trying something different and we really hate taking our children to the doctor every few days. We would love to find a more natural way to help him thru this problem. Perhaps this is it.
    Is there a shelf life for colloidal silver? Sounds like this should be something to keep around the house for other ailments. Is that something you recommend?
    Thanks for the great information and can’t wait to hear from you soon about your recommendations.

    • Hi Bob, sorry to hear about your son’s problems with reoccurring ear infections. I think that this could be a fantastic option to help him with this issue. There is normally a 3-4 year shelf life but it isn’t something that festers in the medicine cupboard. It can be used for many more ailments, sinusitis, burn wounds and colds to name a few. Here’s a link to another article I wrote about the health benefits of colloidal silver, if you would like to take a look. https://blockblockedears.com/health-benefits-of-colloidal-silver

      Thanks for commenting and I wish you all the best in finding a solution for your son’s ear infection battles.

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