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Vick vapor rub
January 06

Gina from Allenhurst

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Vicks and warm washcloth

This really helps. My 5 year old woke up in tears saying her ear really hurt. I was going to give her some Motrin but just my luck we ran out. I had nothing else to give her but I noticed my little bottle of Vicks and wondered if it worked. That's when I went online and found this page. I decided to try putting Vicks in her ear with cotton ball and putting a warm washcloth and within a minute she started feeling better. She told me it still gutted a little bit the warm washcloth on top of the Vicks felt good. She is now falling asleep as I'm typing!!! I love Vicks!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!
December 23 2016

Yessica from Phoenix,AZ

2 1

Copper penny

My mom used to use a copper penny and olive oil she would warm up the olive oil up and put the penny in the oil after that she would put it in my ear and the put a piece of cotton in my ear and it made my ear feel better. So this is my remedy.
November 18 2016

Carol Thornton from Usa

5 5

Vicks worked for me to

I was just about to take my 10 year old daughter to the Hospital when I came across this website, thank God. I put Vicks VapoRub Cream all over a cotton ball and placed it in her ear. Next I ran hot water over a wash cloth on put it over the same ear as she laid in bed. The pain went completely away and she fell asleep :) Also, my Vicks VR was expired 11 years ago and it still worked. The only thing no one mentioned is how long do you keep the cotton and wash cloth on?? As I write this, I'm leaving it on her and I'm going to sleep because it's 3am.
August 02 2016

Monier from Chicago

28 8

Heat compreser and vicks

Your awesome remedy since I used to had earaches back when I was a very small kid. Today at midnight it hit me by surprise and it was back and I had no idea what to do the pain was unbearable. I tried ibrufen as an effective pain reliever and it did not work until I started checking online and find some remedy for earaches I tried the onion and olive oil still they did not work then I tried Vicks I applied it on a cotton then put it in an affected ear and the put the heat compressor it felt good and relaxing in few minutes I fell asleep and I just wake up now the pain is all gone tnk u vicks and heat compressor.
July 03 2016

Mugovhoro Talifhani from Makhado town Mauluma

14 5


I started having an earache Thursday june3,2016 and I told my mom. She put alcohol on a cotton ball and squeezed it in my infected ear (there was water in there) and put a cotton ball to hold the alcohol in place. Then I went to bed the next morning it was fine.
June 06 2016

Emily from Luisiana

13 8

Moms best remedy

When I was a kid, I used to have bad earache's. So instead of going to the hospital for them, my mom use to get cigarettes, and spider webs. She would use the smoke from the cigarette, blow it in the sore ear, and then pack it with the spider web. After a few hours, the pain is gone.
June 02 2016

Larry Lucss from Virginia

16 52


Quick relief from an ear ache

Roast 3 teaspoons of table salt till brown - place it in a cotton cloth and bundle it into a pouch and place it over the effected ear like a heat pad - the salt would be extreamly hot so check out the heat first and place it over the ear over and over again. This helped me to get over my ear ache.
April 15 2016

Kenneth Aloysius Dabrera from 094

9 13

Trial and error

I read through all these last night when I was suffering badly. I read everything and these are the best three I found helped me:

Rubbing alcohol/white vinegar, I used a couple of drops and then covered with heat pad. It did feel a little uncomfortable at first but I covered my ear with some heat and then I woke up after an hour feeling a good deal easier.

I also got my husband to bring me home some Vicks, went all the way round my ear with it and just a little around the ear entrance, heat pad and some Ibuprofen and again I got some blessed sleep!

I am now using the Vicks/heat pad before bed, it would be amazing if I got a fair nights sleep. Will update tomorrow :)
March 23 2016

Yidette from Essex, UK

30 5

Earache remedy

My 9 yr old woke up 2 hours ago crying with throbbing ear pain. Nothing helped. I tried shower, Motrin, essential oils, Vicks and warm compress. Still crying. 5min ago poured ACV in ear left for 1 min. Drained it. Then applied a cotton roll soaked in a mixture of warm olive oil, crushed garlic, and 2 drops whole leaf olive extract. Put that just outside ear and boom pain has eased and he's dozing.
March 19 2016

Tera from Ohio

16 9

Up-vote for vicks and intense ear ache

My daughter age 8 was in intense pain this evening - so much so, that she was in tears and crying, unable to fall asleep. I used warm compress to temporarily relieve symptoms and tylenol to reduce her fever (and hoping it would work on her pain as well) - but she was still unable to sleep due to the severe pain in her ear.

Having read how folks swear by vicks, I dug out my little bottle of never-used vicks vaporub and applied it in and around her ear. She was asleep and restless then, but is awake now and claims that she feels no more pain, but just feels like she cannot hear out of that ear. I think it is the numbing effect of menthol and other ingredients in vicks. Long story short - vicks works for ear aches! An up-vote from our family to all of yours.
March 15 2016

Runa from Sandiego Usa

57 5

Vapour rub

Woke up 20 minutes ago with a horrendously painful earache. Found your site and did the vapour rub in the ear followed by warm cloth on it. Pain subsided Started to feel better within 2 minutes and it's now been 30 minutes and I'm going back to bed. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou ????
March 14 2016

Simone from Melbourne Australia

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