There’s nothing like an earache to take you back to the less pleasant aspects of childhood. Put simply, earaches are no fun. You can approach the problem from the outside in, using carefully chosen eardrops or even a bit of garlic juice, or from the inside out with soups and gargles that help drain mucus and expand the Eustachian tubes. Warm and cold treatments can also help you weather the pain.
Finding your way safely around a health food store is much like navigating a minefield. There are a lot of traps-hidden behind a lot of hype, misinformation, and outright ignorance-to be on the lookout for while trying to find useful products. To help you deal UCLA’s Dr. Mary Hardy dishes out some sage advice.