203 Home Remedies for Earache

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October 25, 2008
Okay, so I've recently had a random painful ear ache. I didn't know what to do. It may sound stupid, but all I did was get a little hand towel and soak it in hot water and put it into a plastic bag, and just held it against my ear tight. It didn't hurt as much then.
Becky from Somewhere over the rainbow..


Best working remedy

October 03, 2008
I use herbal drops. They contain various oils including garlic oil. If you can't find herbal ear drops (I think they sell them at Wal-*art) then you can break open open a garlic capsule. Garlic is a natural antibiotic - and has antibacterial properties! Did you know that Louis Pasteur did studies of it back in the 19th century and proved that it did have antibacterial properties? Anyway, I warm the bottle in a cup of hot water and drop 3 drops into the ear. Then I use the hairdryer (on low for 3 mins) - longer if you or child will let ya - followed by a hot washcloth folded and placed into a ziplock bag. Went from screams to acting perfectly normal in the matter of minutes. I do have to do this 2 -3 times a day - but it works!
gal in maine from Maine


Heating Pad

September 24, 2008
My mother has used this with me and my siblings and it has worked every time. All you have to do is get a heating pad put it under the pillow case and go to sleep or take a nap and when you wake up it should be gone
Elisabeth Michael from Clintonville, WI USA


Tiger Balm

September 22, 2008
I have chronic earaches that seem to occur on Friday nights after a long week at work with not enough sleep. I have learned that putting Tiger Balm on the outside of the ear canal and on my neck just below the ear eases the pain and I don't need to take as much pain medication as I have in the past. I also put a warm, moist compress on the offending ear and go right back to sleep!
Stephanie from Lansing, MI, USA


Clogged Eustachian Tube Remedy

September 19, 2008
Every time my allergies act up, if my nose gets really stuffy, my right ear canal will clog up too and reduce my hearing on that side.
I didn't realize it was from sinuses then, I thought I had something stuck in my ear canal, maybe just wax, so from the outside I poured in Alcohol, peroxide, and de-waxing cures, and stuck in Qtips over and over, and never got any relief. I blew on it with a blow dryer, you name it, if it was suggested online, I tried it. But nothing worked for my clogged ear.

After I suffered like this - with poor hearing and uncomfortable pressure in my head, feeling like I was under water all the time, for over 3 months; finally I ended up going to an Ear Nose & Throat Dr to try to find out what was wrong. He said I had had an ear infection and I should have my ear drum lanced to relieve the pressure and it worked right away. It was only lightly painful when the Dr lanced the eardrum. Then my ear drained yellow gunk (like infection puss) for two weeks! Yuck! Then the puncture healed and I was fine, for a while...

This info is form WIKIPEDIA:
"The Eustachian tube also drains mucus from the middle ear. Upper airway infections or allergies can cause the Eustachian tube to become swollen, trapping bacteria and causing ear infections. This swelling can be reduced through the use of pseudoephedrine."

But sudafed did not help my ear. And I knew it was not an ear infection when it kept reoccurring everytime I got a sinus attack with stuffy nose.
My ear would clog up again. Sometimes going away on its own in a week or so, but sometimes it lingered for a LONG time!

I got the idea to put a little nasal spray medicine in a neti pot and wash my sinuses with that, just maybe it would relieve the pressure and swelling that was likely WAY back in my inner ear canal/eustachian tube....I was desperate!
And it DID work!!

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Tiffany Cady Moore from Houston TX



September 17, 2008
go to a doctor and they will fix it for you. it might be an infection and can get worse if you dont go to a doctor sooner. :D
Sexayyyy from USA


alcohol and peroxide

September 09, 2008
Mix 50/50 in cap, pour into ear let bubble till it stops turn over let drain repeat as often as necessary kills bacteria and warms the ear.
Debmanatee from Catonsville MD


Cotton wool bud trick

September 04, 2008
ok when I first heard this I thought it was funny but then I tried it and the pain went away.
OK first grab your cotton wool bud and dip half in a cup of warm NOT HOT water and olive oil on the end placing in ear then hold in your until it stays. Please try it, it really releaves the pain.
nicolas from wollongong, NSW,AUS



August 31, 2008
My grandfather swears by this.
Make your own urine into a jar, then draw some out with a syringe. Drip three drops into ear, then lay down (good ear down) with warm compress on ear as well.


Tiger Palm

August 30, 2008
OK, I have been awake for 5 hours, crying over this ear ache, I did the hot towel, and the dryer, and the bubble gum, and nothing, and then I thought how about Tiger Palm, which is like Vick's, and put it around my ear. And then I thought how about a cough drop in my mouth, and about 2mins later my ear started popping and the pain is almost gone. Hey, if nothing else works, maybe this will. Hope it helps.
Kayla Rosser from Texarkana, TX


Potato steam

August 29, 2008
OK im 13 and I've had earaches my whole life what a drag! So my grandpa would cut a potato in half and heat it in the microwave until it is very hot but not cooked then he put a towel over the exposed end of the potato and I would hold it to my ear until the potato was cold, It usuly relived the pain. The only time it didn't was the times I had a true infection.
Brooklyn from Vancouver Wa


Salt In A Sock

August 14, 2008
Heat up salt in a frying pan. The put the heated salt into a sock and place on your ear. Within a few minutes you will be good as new.
Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555


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