219 Home Remedies for Earache

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Vicks and hot damp wash cloth

May 20, 2015
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.
Alicia from Brooklyn


Works as I seen

May 06, 2015
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.
Laddie from UK


Ear ache

April 25, 2015
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.
M Grant from Kansas City


Garlic clove and netti pot

April 07, 2015
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.
Jillian S from Vegas


Best remedy ever!!

February 23, 2015
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!!!!
Marissa from United States


Earache 10 year old

January 13, 2015
Tried the Vics Vapor Rub on a cotton ball with warm wash cloth. OMG! Saved me. 30 minutes of constant pain and finally something that provides relief.
Brandy from Oregon


Vicks vaporub

January 13, 2015
You get a cotton ball and you put some of the Vicks on it., then you put the cotton ball with the ointment into your ear. Don't stuff it to far but put it in a little like an ear plug. Then you get a heating pad or hot towel, or even a moist hot cloth and you place it over your ear. Wait until 5 to 10 minutes after the ointment starts to cool in your ear.. I did this and it worked great.
Samantha from California


Wow i'm impressed

January 06, 2015
My 8 year old son was inconsolable for the last 2 hours. I tried the Vick's on a cotton ball and covered that with a warm washcloth and the relief was almost instant. He was asleep within 3 minuets. It worked for skeptical me. THANKS!!!
Dee from PA



January 04, 2015
What you do is you have to put up with the constant, irritating pain until it eventually stops. Mine took about a hour and the pain hurt like a mofo, I did try some ideas I spotted on the web however they didn't work for me.
Jon from England


Ear ache relief

December 21, 2014
I have found that eating 2 aspirins on an empty stomach does wonders to decongest the sinus passages, making it easy for the mucus to flow out and eliminates earaches quickly. If my ear is paining a lot the a heating pad is very helpful again to open up the passages and allow the fluids in the sinus cavities to drain.
Meera from Mumbai


Hydrogen peroxide

November 19, 2014
It really worked I've had an earache for two days Now and I had decided to put it on my ear and It worked and I was so happy!!! Highly recommend!
Rebecca from California


Please read

November 16, 2014
I had an absolutely awful earache I'm not very prone to these as this was the first in a while but it was absolutely horrific. I had been suffering it since 7-12:30 I put Vicks inside of the ear and rubbed gently and heated a cloth up and placed it on my ear after 10 mins this was cured thank god as I have school tomorrow. :)
Sam from England


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