175 Home Remedies for Earache
One lil' ones will tolerate!
March 02, 2008
My 7 year old daughter awoke in pretty bad pain in her right ear and I was at a loss! I looked up "ear ache" and found this site. I cut an onion in half and warmed it up in the microwave, wrapped it up in a few paper towels so as not to hurt her. She was midly irratated by the "onion" but was a trooper. I then put the hair dryer up to her ear for about 5 minutes and yeah! She was asleep within 10 minutes! She awoke this morning feeling much better! No ear pain!
Brooke from california
Garlic Oil for earache
February 26, 2008
Take a garlic oil capsule and put it in a zip lock bag and close it tight. Warm up the oil in the capsule by putting bag in warm water. When warmed, but not hot, pierce capsule and drop warm oil into ear. Put warmth on the ear such as a hot water bottle, warm washcloth in ziplock bag, etc. Works like a charm for those midnight screaming with pain child earaches and I never needed to use antibiotics to get rid of an ear infection. (I wouldn't use cooking garlic oil as it has other ingredients.)
Gail from Adk Mts, NY
50% Rubbing Alcohol/ 50% White Vinegar
February 25, 2008
I had excruciating pain, where I had probelms swallowing. I tried onions, garlic, nothing worked. I then took 1 tsp of alcohol and 1 tsp of vinegar. I sucked it up with a syringe. I then placed 3 drops in my ear canal and waited for 10 seconds. I did this on each ear 5 times! Subsequent research tells me the alcohol kills the infection, the vinegar makes the Ph uninhabitable for bacteria. The very next day, it was GONE. Granted, I know 3 drops 5 times in 1 sitting is rough, but it killed whatever was playing around in my ear canal. It stings a little, so take some Tylonol to ease the pain of the alcohol hitting the infection.
Vincent from Huntington, NY
Ear ache relief
February 23, 2008
My grandma used to do this to my mom and her siblings back during the great depression. She would have them tinkle in a glass and she would put 5 to 10 drops of urine in the affected ear. After about 20 minutes she would have them turn their ear down to remove the urine and place a very warm water bottle on their ear. My mom says it worked. I tried it finally and it did wonders for me. It sounds awful but it worked. I've heard other ladies of that era say the same thing.
Denise from Cumberland,VA USA
All about the vegetale oil
February 22, 2008
Take vegetable oil heat it up in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Then drip about 5 drops in your ear while it is still warm. Take a cotton ball or a piece of toilet paper put in your ear gently and let it sit. Until The pain is gone.
The Ghetto One from Jacksonville Fl
Onion and Hair Dryer
February 16, 2008
My 2 year old went to bed last night pulling on her right ear and complaining of an ear ache. I immediately went to the web and found this site. She could not sleep (waking up every 20 mins. or so howling in pain) so I tried the 1/2 freshly cut onion on her ear first. Can I tell you how difficult it is to get a two year old to understand that an onion won't hurt her? It finally took my nine year old to convince her and to hold it on her ear. We held it on for 45 minutes. That was all she would allow us to do until we decided to try the hair dryer. We turned it on low and kept it going for about 5-8 mins. INCREDIBLE!! I don't know if it was the combo pack (the onion and dryer) or what, however, she went to bed promptly after and slept the whole night through.
Beth from North Carolina
Ache be gone!
February 12, 2008
Now this is a lengthy thing so get some peroxide and 2 cotton balls.
Put peroxide on one of the balls drip like 3 drops in the bad ear, then take the other ball and stuff it in your ear leave it in for a few hours..
REPEAT AS NEEDED
John M from Florida
Cup of tea in your ear
February 09, 2008
Boil hot water, trow in tea leaves and bay leaves then simmer for a few min, then pour in a cup. Leave bay leaves in a cup and cover it with a cloth and let the vapor hit the effected ear. Few min later pain is gone! Old family remedy.
JOSEPH P. SIMON from RAHWAY NEWJERSEY
Ear - Candle
February 06, 2008
Someone help you and follow the instructions on the packet.
After you are finished, cut the remainder of the ear candle open and you will see one really big brown or blackish looking chunk of wax (I know it sounds nasty) but that is what was causing the pain.
You might have some pain for a few hours after, but it will go away.
DO NOT GO INTO THE COLD AFTER DOING THE EAR CANDLE!
But I promise works like a charm every time!
The America Aussie from Brisbane, Australia
Baked onion cure for earache
February 01, 2008
I had a bad cold, and after two days it progressed into a one of my ears, so I had a terrible earache. A friend suggested I cut an onion in two, bake half of it, and lie with the very warm (hot, really) onion on my ear (infected ear up, so I was lying on my side) until the onion cooled down. It worked within two hours--no more ache, and it didn't recur. It was pretty messy but worth it. My friend said she used this cure for her daughters' earaches while they were growing up, always with good results. The warmth felt great.
mamie from Tucson, AZ, USA
Onion on ear
January 04, 2008
If you have a ear ache of any strength, take a onion and
chop it in half. Then put it on your ear and take a nap or go to sleep, works the best. Try keep it on for a long period of time. It may feel very cold on your ear, but don't heat it up, your ear will eventually warm it up. I did this last night for a screaming ear ache and I feel great now!
skye shore from Nampa ID USA 83686
The Olive Oil and Hot Water method
November 12, 2007
This works really well if you have a moderate earache. Take some extra-virgin olive oil (Italian is the best) and pour it in your ear. Leave it go for about 5 minutes for the oil to soak in, then add a cotton ball in your ear to keep the olive gases in (that's what my mom said). Then, fill up a hot water bottle and take a snooze. When you wake up, your earache will be gone! This works really well for medium-scale earaches, like the one I had last night. But for really you-are-ready-to-cringe-up-in-pain earaches, the tinkle method with a hot water bottle works best. Note: if you can't get olive oil, canola oil is and OK substitute, though it won't have as good of a result.
KV from Berks County, PA US