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Works as I seen

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.
May 06 2015

Laddie from UK

4 4

Ear ache

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.
April 25 2015

M Grant from Kansas City

6 9

Garlic clove and netti pot

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.
April 07 2015

Jillian S from Vegas

6 1

Best remedy ever!!

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!!!!
February 23 2015

Marissa from United States

23 11

Earache 10 year old

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.
January 13 2015

Brandy from Oregon

30 16

Vicks vaporub

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.
January 13 2015

Samantha from California

27 13

Wow i'm impressed

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!!!
January 06 2015

Dee from PA

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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.
January 04 2015

Jon from England

11 16

Ear ache relief

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.
December 21 2014

Meera from Mumbai

6 16

Hydrogen peroxide

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!
November 19 2014

Rebecca from California

36 54

Please read

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. :)
November 16 2014

Sam from England

27 12

Vicks and heat

I am recovering from a chest infection and ended up with a really severe ear ache... Literally tried the oil and the heat and they didn't work... Then put some vicks on a cotton wool bud and put it around the shell of my ear... Not inside... Then put a fresh hot water bottle on it and laid there with it for 10 minutes and BAM!!! Pretty much gone... At least to a manageable, I can now ignore this sort of level... Hope this helps!
November 14 2014

Mia from Uk

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