Thursday, May 9, 2013

Onion to the Rescue!

Last Thursday night, when we were getting ready to go to bed, I complained to mummy that my left ear was a little painful. Mummy paid no attention to it :( Later that night, when I was supposed to be already asleep (I am currently still co-sleeping with daddy and mummy for more warmth), mummy noticed that I kept tossing, turning and making a lot of noise, obviously very disturbed by the discomfort and could not sleep well.

It was about 11pm and daddy was already sound asleep while mummy was still Candy-Crushing :p when I woke up crying. I told mummy that my ear was very, very, very painful. I cried until I vomited as usual (hmm, what's new?). Mummy was about to hand me the vomit bucket (only just 1ft away) when I couldn't hold it any longer and threw up on my pyjamas, bolster, bed and quilt. Aaaargh!

After cleaning up the mess, mummy quickly Googled for an easy (and temporary) home remedy for earache. She browsed through many tips and suggestions (mostly recommended vinegar) until one of the threads caught her attention. It had 87 comments and many of the comments were positive feedbacks, thanking the contributor for sharing.



Since we had onions at home, mummy felt that there was no harm in trying it too. She followed the instructions closely... Sliced the onion, heated it over the stove fire and placed one piece in my ear (when it has cooled a little). The onion gave me instant relief and within minutes, I dozed off and was fast asleep. No more tossing, turning and crying. The onion really worked like magic!

This was the reason why onions worked :)


When I woke up the next morning, the pain was gone. However, over the next couple of days, I could still feel a very slight pain in my left ear every now and then. Daddy and mummy decided to bring me to see a doctor just in case there was an infection, which could lead to complications later.

On Saturday, we went to a hospital to consult an ENT specialist. The doctor examined my ears and revealed to daddy and mummy (through enlarged photos on the screen) that both my ears were stuffed with a huge amount of ear wax! My ear wax is the wet and sticky type (very hard to clean but mummy still helps me to clean them from time to time).... so the doctor did a thorough cleansing on both my ears and found a slight infection near my left eardrum. I was given some ear drops to clear the infection. The doctor also cautioned me not to let water get into my ears. When I go swimming, I'm encouraged to wear ear plugs.

Cleaning in progress...


This "machine" was used to suck the sh** out of my ears ;)


18 comments:

  1. Onions can be used for cough and flu too! So good right!

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  2. Wow the onions worked huh. Thanks for the tip. The process of cleaning looks painful. Hope she has recovered by now.

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    1. It's not painful at all but she said it was a bit ticklish :) Yes, she's fully recovered already.

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  3. gosh.....poor chloe...nowokay already then good.

    Very resourceful of mummy

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  4. The ear cleaning - koo ma did the same many years ago! both ears also. Yes, no pain, but ticklish and very 'shiok'!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the remedy :) so you just need to place the onion near the hole, as if covering it? I bet Chloe feels a lot more relieved after the ear cleaning session :)

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    1. Yes, push one piece into the hole but make sure it doesn't go too deep inside. The piece of onion should also be long or big enough so that it won't get stuck inside ;) Alternatively, you can also crush or chop it up, wrap it with a piece of thin cloth and just place it on the ear.

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  6. oh..i hope my comment didn't go missing.

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  7. I never know onion can do such magic!~

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  8. oh my kids ear wax is wet and sticky type too. Last month my boy suffering of ear infection too. He wail in pain and doctor said the inner ear surrounding was red and sore. Might be some infection as he got mild cold. After the ear drop and antibiotic the pain gone within a night.

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  9. Oh yes thanks for the remedy too.

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  10. Gosh.. looks like the same thing that happened to Gu Gu >< When I was a kid, I have to go for 'ear wash' often. So, till now, have to avoid water going into the ears.

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  11. Good that you can still keep calm and google. I would have ran off to the clinic already.

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  12. Goodness! Anyway thanks for sharing the tips of using onion to cure earache. My husband always does the ear cleaning (shit extracting) job for my two girls. I hope they don't have ear infection problem.

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  13. oh.. didn't know onions can cure.. I remembered those days my brother have same issue with ear pain, and my mum gave him the snake grass... it work too!

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  14. oh...thanks for the tip! Onions are really wonderful. Glad she is ok now.

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  15. Glad to know Chloe is fine now.

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