When pus comes from the ear, it produces a bad smell, and there is acute pain. It is usually associated with a cough and even at times with fever.
Kapha dosha is mainly responsible for all these manifestations. In Ayurveda, this condition is known as putikama. Some organisms cause inflammation of the ear. These organisms flourish when the patient is suffering from cold, cough and sinusitis.
Small children are affected by this ailment. At times, feeding milk to the child forcibly results in the milk coming in the middle and the external ears. This leads to inflammation and pus formation.
For this condition, Nirgundi is the best drug for external use. The juice of the leaves of this plant is mixed with mustard oil and boiled. Then this medicated oil is dropped into the ear twice daily. Lakshmi vilasa-rasa is also a drug of choice for the treatment. It is given internally to an adult in a dose of one pill three times a day, mixed with honey. To the children also, it is given but in a half dose.
Bilva is also used in this condition. A paste of the root of the plant is boiled with mustard oil and after filtering is used as ear-drops.
When suffering from this disease, the patient should not take a bath, and also, he should not expose himself to cold wind or rain.
Curd, banana, guava, sour fruits and vegetables should not be consumed.
Garlic, onion and ginger must be taken. They give relief.
Mudra for Ear-pus:
Shoonya mudra and Vata-nashak mudra are the best mudras for this condition.