207 Home Remedies for Earache

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Distraction

July 25, 2014
If you want to sleep but you can't because of an earache than just distract yourself, go on YouTube and watch funny funny videos.
Matt from USA

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Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 19, 2014
My ear hurts so bad I put hot olive oil in it and that was one of the stupid's thing I have done.
Stephanie from Teague

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Late night ear ache

July 17, 2014
I have anywhere between 5-8 ear aches a year. I always do half alcohol and half peroxide in a small container. Then I use a dropper or a q-tip to drop it in my ear and keep my head tilted until I hear the crackling, then I drain my ear and stick a cotton ball in so the air doesn't make it hurt again.
I then have a sock full of rice that I put in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then lay my ear on the sock and it feels so much better. Hope it helps you!,)
Crystal Swope from Ohio

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What to do at 2am

July 05, 2014
It's 2:34 AM, and now I might get to sleep.
My solution: heat.
I took a few cotton pads, put 'em in a baggie, microwaved it for 20sec, put it in another baggie, wrapped in a paper towel and now have my screaming ear under it. Olive oil and isopropyl alcohol didn't cut it for me, perhaps that's because I didn't heat them.
I also took ibuprofen.
Best part: I'm 14 and could do all these things fairly quietly without waking anyone up.
Sophia from USA

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Temperary ear pain reducer

July 05, 2014
Okay, so I had an ear ache at about 2 o clock this morning and it was so bad. In the past when I was younger, I would just crawl onto the couch and apply some pressure to my ear. In hindsight that may have been a bad idea...I haven't gotten ear aches for a while but this morning when I applied a warm towel to my ear and the pain became a bit bearable. Hope this helps! If not, good luck (you will need it!)
Anomonus from Maryland

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Hydrogen peroxide!

June 16, 2014
I just had the worst earache ever and I tried everything! I tried the heating pad and that didn't help! All I did was pour some hydrogen peroxide in my ear! It worked instantly! I've never had a earache that bad!
Rebekah from Maryland

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What just happened

June 05, 2014
I'm a tall muscular build football playing gamer so believe me when I say it hurt. In the middle of one of the games I was playing online with some pals I got a 10x bad earache. When I was younger they were a problem for me but not since I was seven.

First thing I did was come here then well reading I got a drink of cranberry juice since that's what one said to do. It was one of those "went down the wrong hole" things. But after sorta choking/coughing it was all but gone and I felt a lot better seeing how I didn't even notice just went back to the game :-) hope this incident works for you.
The Gamer from The Gamers Room

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Hydrogen peroxide

June 01, 2014
My mom always had me and my siblings put hydrogen peroxide in our ears. She would pour some in (Not sure how much cause I've always had her do it, but probably a spoon/capful at the most) and then she would just wait there and watch till it started bubbling and foaming. (You can hear it bubbling too) I have an earache and plugged ears right now from a cold and I tried the hydrogen peroxide and it didn't work though.
Manda from USA

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Poppin that earache pain

May 28, 2014
Hold your nose blow out with your mouth but don't let the air come out let the pressure build up when your holding your nose and blowing through your mouth it will pop yo your ear it will hurt but you will be cured.
Julian Vargas from Albuquerque

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Vicks and heat.

May 28, 2014
Vicks rub around ear (not in ear) and heating pad. So much better.
Rachel from Texas

1810


Pop goes the eardrum!

May 25, 2014
If you are having an earache and then it sudden gets worse and then goes away all together. You might hear a pop or crackling, you might not. That means that more than likely your eardrum is busted. Ears aren't supposed to drain. I just went through this.

It took a little over a month for my eardrum too heal. It drained the whole time and eventually dried up. The only thing that ever help me was to take a prescribed dose of pain reliever or even a Tylenol PM, take a nice long hot shower(where I'd be crying my eyes out), once you come out of the shower, you SHOULD feel relaxed enough to go to sleep.

It's not a cure, but it's how I got through it. I hope it helps, I know the pain :}
Melinda from Florida

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This helped me

May 20, 2014
Put a heat pad on your neck.
John from Washington

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