It always bothered me that this remedy worked when I was a child, crying at night... Just in horrible pain with an ear ache. After several hours, my father told me that cigarette smoke would alleviate the pain. I first said no, but after another hour of severe pain, I said yes to his method of treatment. My father blew cigarette smoke into my ear and the pain went away! Almost immediately and never came back! Never has! It seemed gross to me then and now.... Like 15 years later... But, it worked! I just wanted to see if anyone else ever experienced this.
Still, I was pretty skeptical about this method especially right after I did some research on it. I have read Nicotine does not help an ear ache, and can actually cause such a condition to get worse if you are a prolonged smoker. It is not recommended.
But that’s until I got ear ache again. I haven’t had ear aches for more than 15 years now, but this time a week before Christmas I woke up with fever and sinusitis. Three days after, probably as a complication after the flu and sinusitis, I got this nagging ear pain with horrible pressure and popping in my ears. Just two days left before Charismas I decided to go back and try the old, family remedy. And guess what? It worked! This form of treatment for that intense earache and how miraculously and quickly it worked! So, I guess we can deduct that there is some chemical in cigarette smoke that helps ear aches. And greatly and swiftly... And permanently!
It is usually good for air in the ears or ear infection to relieve the pressure. I wouldn’t call it a cure, but it does help a lot! My father did this to me when I was like 3 on up and it’s not painful.
Again cigarette smoke doesn't cure but relieves pain. Maybe it works mostly because of the combination of heat and the drying aspect of the smoke.
Of coarse if you have severe allergies or you are a constant smoker, then this might not be a good method for you.
So, light a cigarette without a filter, (it’s best if you have natural, organic tobacco) and puff on it a few times. Ask someone to help you, to put one side of it into your year. Have a small piece of cotton ball ready in your hand to put in right away to hold the smoke inside. Let the person who’s helping you, take the lit side of the cigarette into their mouth and blow into your ear until you feel the warmth inside your ear. One good blow should be enough. Then take out the cigarette and put in the cotton ball right away.
So, Thank you German neighbor for your weirdest, but natural method that actually somehow works :)
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