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Through Research and Self Use I have found a number of easy remedies. To be poured in the ear canal. Try one of the following.

1 Warm olive oil followed by a warm-hot compress
2 A teaspoon or less of Peroxide at room temp.
3 A mixture of Isopropyl Alcohol and water 50/50
4 A combination of smoke (from a cigarette) and warm compress.
5 Black Seed Oil (Nigella Sativa) is said to be a cure for everything except Old age and Death. It has been used for centuries in the Mid East and Africa. Black Seed Oil can be mixed with a number of other herbs. Then applied to affected area. Research online.
You may also try this:
Throughout this time period, one must try to pop the ears 15-20 times per day (hourly) and also immediately after nasal spray use. Ear popping is done by pinching the nose and blowing gently
February 06 2009

MR.B from N.J. U.S.A.

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Garlic and Olive oil

Put a fresh garlic clove in a bit of olive oil and warm up to a bit above body temperature. Take the garlic clove and let a few drops of the olive oil fall into you ear with your head tilted. The garlic has antiseptic properties and the slight warmth relieves pain. Repeat 3 time a day. This remedy helps but does not necessarily cure completely. It is best to use combined with echineacea and goldenseal tincture or capsules (in health food stores) Follow dosage instructions on the box.
February 06 2009

Mayleen from Alberta, Canada

13 4

Pee Really Works

Ok I'm 14, and staying with my dad, and have been crying over my ear for 2 hours. I tried the hair-dryer, Vicks, and a hot compress, and none of those really made it go away. I was getting desperate, so I peed in a jar and then put a couple drops in my ear and it doesnt hurt anything like it did 20 minutes ago. If you can get over it being gross, it really really works.
January 23 2009

Jessalyn from Kearney, NE

28 36

Lotsa Stuff

I read through here and we tried a few of the remedies on my husband. First we tried warm olive oil with a warm cloth on his ear. Tried that for two hours, nothing. Then we went to Aleve, an hour later, nothing. Then we went to the herbal ear drops (actually had some in the house, we used Wally's Ear Drops), some warm cigarette smoke and more warm compresses. Viola! It worked!
January 14 2009

Earache in Louisiana from Arnaudville, LA

3 17

Olive oil earache remedy

Warm a little olive oil, put a few drops in the ear canal with a hot cloth overtop.
January 11 2009

selena from Canada

24 7


Using heat on your ear can cause the infection (if you have one) to spread to the middle ear and can cause damage! It takes away the pain, but it allows the infection to spread...and infection is caused by bacteria that thrives in warm areas!

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January 07 2009

Ashley from Iowa

64 10

The Pain is Gone!

The best remedy that I have tried is the white vinegar and alcohol mixture.

Mix equal parts of each in a glass, then use a bulb syringe to suck the fluid out of the glass. Lay your head down with bad ear up (of course) and lightly squeeze the mixture into your ear. If there is irritation in your ear it may sting, so if you would like to dilute the mixture a little with water that's ok too. The pain subsides in a minute or two.

After doing this about three or four times, I take a Q-tip and wet it with water and gently clean the inner ear, just enough to get some of that vinegar smell out.
January 06 2009

Melissa from Brownstown, MI

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Herbal heat

A small cloth bag filled with buck wheat or rice. Add some fragrant herbs, microwave about a minute and hold it on your ear or lay on it. If you get it too hot, wrap it in a wash cloth. It feels really good.
January 01 2009

home remedies are cool from Kentucky

3 6

Olive oil

All you need to do is get a few drops of olive oil and drop them into your ear then get a hot compress like a hot water bottle and place it in a pillow case then lay your hurting ear on the pillow and go to sleep, when you wake up and ear wax should be softened, get a cotton bud and scrape it out gently you should feel an instant feel of relif if not consider takeing your case to a doctor it may be an infection. This work especialy well for young children.
December 27 2008

Ellie from England

12 3

50/50 vinegar and alcohol and a heating pad

It is 4:30 AM on Christmas morning and my 14 yr old daughter just woke me up crying because she was having ear pain that woke her up. I gave her a warm heating pad and then tried the vinegar and alcohol 50/50 and was plesantly surprised that she is ready to go back to sleep after just a few min. I will keep this in mind for next time!!! It really worked!!
December 25 2008

Momma Mindy from Provo Ut, USA

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Combo cure

I recently broke my jaw and have tmj now because of it, so this earache was especially horrible I first got a washcloth and soaked it in hot water, then drained it and held it to my ear and jaw area, and massaged my jaw and relieved some pain by pressing on the pressure points on my temples and between my eyes.

I then took a nasal decongestant. And tried the 50/50 1 tsp vinegar, 1tsp alcohol and used a dropper left it in my ear for approx 5 min using a cotton ball to keep the solution in.
But most of all I believe that the generic homeopathic ear drops from the drug store helped with the horror from an earache the active ingredients are: chamomilla 10x mercurius solubilis 15x sulpher 12x and now I can hardly notice the pressure.

Hopefully this will shed some light! Good luck!
December 17 2008

Hannah from Santa monica, ca

2 0

Go to the doctor.

If you have an earache...Got to the doctor. Do NOT put anything in your ear, especially not urine or a lit cigarette! What sort of weirdo even suggests these sorts of remedies? Seriously, go see an MD if you have an earache. It may be an infection.
December 15 2008

Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555

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