Apparently, Here’s What Happens When You Put A Piece Of Onion In Your Ear

April 7, 2016 Updated: December 24, 2017

Ever have an ear infection? Some claim there is a way to deal with it only using a piece of raw onion. Ear infections are common in children, and when doctors make a diagnosis, they tend to prescribe antibiotics.

According to one how-to, there’s an “onion ear muff,” which should not be used in lieu of antibiotics. “The warmth of the onion soothes the pain almost immediately and the vapors from the onion help to fight the infection,” the how-to says

“This remedy offers a 2-for-1 punch against ear infections! To make an onion ear muff slice an onion in half and scoop out the inner layers until only the last 2-3 rings remain. Heat the onion in the oven for about 15 minutes at 300 degrees until it is warm and slightly steaming. Wrap the onion in a towel and cup it over the infected ear. Repeat as often as necessary to soothe pain,” it adds.

Also, there’s a way to extract juice from an onion, as seen here:

Onions apparently don’t only work against ear infections, but ear wax buildup.

According to WiseDiaries, don’t use a whole union, but use the “most inner part also called the heart of the onion.”

It adds: “Because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, onion will significantly relieve your pain. It will also soften the ear wax making it easier to remove. Apply the onion before going to sleep and the next morning you`ll feel much better.”

Also, placing a piece of onion in your sock also apparently has healing properties, including the alleged removal of toxins from the body.