The Magic Salt Sock: Natural Relief for Ear Infections

Earaches usually occur in children, but they can occur in adults as well. An earache may affect one or both ears, but the majority of the time it is in one ear. It may be constant or come and go, and the pain may be dull, sharp, or burning. If you have an ear infection, fever and temporary hearing loss may occur. Young children who have ear infections tend to be fussy and irritable. They may also tug at or rub their ears. Common causes of earaches include: ear infection, change in pressure (such as when flying on a plane), earwax buildup, a foreign object in the ear, strep throat, sinus infection, shampoo or water trapped in the ear, use of cotton swabs in the ear.

In this article we are going to show you an amazing homemade natural remedy, which will relieve your ear infection and earache. This amazing remedy is the so called magic salt sock. It’s actually a white cotton sock, filled with coarse sea salt and placed on the affected ear for pain relief.

the magic sock


  • Clean white sock
  • 1-1/2 cups of Coarse Sea Salt

Note: It’s very important for you to use white sock, because the colored socks or the socks with colored toe sections contain a substance that is flammable. This substance will melt when you heat the sock. Just don’t take any risk and use white sock. And when it comes to salt, you should use coarse because if it’s not it will seep out of the sock. And it has to be sea salt.


First, pour the coarse sea salt into the sock and tie a knot at the end. You can tie a double knot, as well. It needs to be about the size of your palm. Then, you should heat it on medium heat, in a clean skillet, for about 5 minutes. Just to be sure you heat it equally – you should pick it up and shake it every few minutes. You need to heat it until it’s very warm, but not burning to the touch. When the remedy is done, you should cover your affected ear and the area behind your jaw-bone with the sock and relax for 20 minutes. The best thing about this homemade earache remedy is that will relieve your pain and you can use the same magical salt sock for a long time, and replace it when it gets dirty and old.

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