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Well this worked for me. I wake up with a sore and block ear. AND I'm the only one awake. I came onto this site and gave it a try 2 things worked the shower of the steam kinda soothed my ear and the vapo rub unblocked it but I was still sore I took a tablet. But my mum gave me tiger balm from asia and it worked. Just apply it around your ear not too much cuz its strong wait 10-15 min and hell is gone.
October 24

Jess from London England

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Vicks and heat!

Even though there are many just like this one on this site. Vicks Vapo rub and heat work wonders! I woke up at 5:15 with a throbbing ear ache, almost brought me to tears, jumped online after heating up a washcloth and found the best remedy. Put Vicks on a cotton ball, not to much! Excess you can put around your ear. Place the cotton ball in your ear to block the air from hurting your damaged eardrum, run a washcloth under hot water for 5 minutes, lay down and place the wash cloth over your ear! Once I did this I had instant relief!
The ringing is still there but the horrendous pain I woke up with is gone, I also suggest as soon as you get it to subside FALL ASLEEP. You'd rather be getting rest as it heals then sit up wondering if it's going to heal. :)
October 22

Brandi from New York

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Ice pack

I woke up at 2am with a bad ear ache. I went on a couple different websites and on one I found something that seemed like it would work. It said put an ice pack or sock full of rice on your hurting ear. I choose the ice pack. It helped do much and I was able to go back to bed.
October 16

Bob from Ohio

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I took a shower at 2:34am and then I dried my ear and put some ear drops in my aching ear. I would really like to sleep at night but with an ear ache I know that's hard for some people I have had this ear ache for three days now and nothing has seemed to work so far but the shower helped a lot so does some ibreprophren and ear drops! TRY IT,IT REALLY WORKS!
June 29

Harlir from The United states

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Omg, so this may sound weird, but all I have to say is finger in the ear!!! Okay, bear with me. I'm 14 and I have a date tomorrow, so you can believe I want to get rid of my terrible earache. It hurt so bad, so I took my index finger and placed it inside of my ear and then my thumb and made kinda like a V with it outside my ear and began to rub both fingers up and down and in little circles GENTLY until I heard popping in the ear.
When I heard the popping I kept going. After about 5 minutes of that I washed my hands and took some ibuprofen and FINALLY went to sleep. It was such an easy way to get rid of it without waking up my parents. Yay! Date time!
June 11

Reina from Somewhere

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Thank god

I was trying to find something to get the pain away and I found this page and I saw that almost everyone did the vicks thing so I tried it and it worked! Now I can go back to sleep try it.
June 10

Paulina from San Antonio

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Do not put hydrogen peroxide in your ear

It eats the flesh that is in your ear it feels like it is helping but its not trust me I am 14 and it does not help.
June 01

Madkid from No were you need to know

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Vicks and hot damp wash cloth

I found this remedy on here and it worked right away. My 6 year old was in tears over the pain. I put Vicks around his ear and then I put some on a cotton, placed it in his ear like an earbud and then put a warm wash cloth over it. He fell right to sleep. Thanks guys.
May 20

Alicia from Brooklyn

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Works as I seen

I have been covering from a chest infection and turned out to get a bad ear ache from 7 to half past 1 in the morning tried loads of things did not work then I tried rubbing Vicks around your ear not in your ear and getting a hot water bottle cloth etc and placing it in your ear for as long as u need. Might not stop the pain completely but lowers the pain right down to where u can get back to rest.
May 06

Laddie from UK

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Ear ache

I read through all these remedies and found the common thread seemed to be heat. I could not stand another second of this pain. So I remembered years ago of getting relief by taking a SHOWER. The steam and warmth of the shower helped immensely and I was finally able to sleep. This a.M. The ear ache is gone.
April 25

M Grant from Kansas City

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Garlic clove and netti pot

I was in excruciating pain and with all my might got on google and found this website. I seen use a garlic clove. So that what I did I grabbed a garlic clove crushed it open like normally then broke off a piece big enough that in wouldn't enter my ear canal but no big enough that it would set in my ear (kinda like ear buds). Any ways, after an hour it started to feel better but I was still hurting so I started to boil some water and hover over it. I really think the combination help relief the pain because after just a min it began popping back to normal. I highly recommend this method. It really works.
April 07

Jillian S from Vegas

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Best remedy ever!!

I honestly didn't think Vicks and a warm washcloth would work. But I woke up about three hours ago in serious pain. My hearing pad did nothing. I took some ibuprofen... Nothing. So lastly, I put Vicks around my ear and lied down on a warm washcloth. I can FEEL my earache going down. I am so glad I did this!!!!
February 23

Marissa from United States

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