215 Home Remedies for Earache
October 13, 2014
Rice in a sock heated in a microwave and some antibiotics worked for me.
Nick from Idaho
You're welcome :)
October 10, 2014
Go buy yourself some Garlic-Mullein Oil Ear drops. Found at any Health Supplement store. This works fantastic. I've grown up using this. Put a dropper full onto a spoon. Heat spoon over stove until warm, NOT hot. Obviously test first on your skin. Put a couple drops in your ear and gently massage. Place cotton ball in ear. Ta-da! Your ear should feel some sort of relief shortly after.
Jordann from Pa
Waking up with an earache
October 06, 2014
So I woke up at 4 o'clock in the morning with a terrible earache. I used ear drops (5 drops) to numb it. But that didn't seem to make it go away. So I took ibprophen and took a wash cloth, got it a little wet and put it in a plastic baggy and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then used a dry wash cloth to put the hot one (still in the baggy) underneath it and I laid down on it on whichever ear was bothering me.
Also I found out that distracting yourself made it a little better too because I was extremely tired but it hurt too bad to fall back asleep. Good luck. You're gonna need it!
Kali from Florida
Pee does work
August 23, 2014
Yes, pee works... I am 36, and have had to do it a lot of times in my life. I have used the home remedy with my children. It's not as horrific as people think. I mean, I am not scared to have a few drops of my own pee in my ear when I am in horrific earache agony! It's not like you have to drink it! If resorting to pee in my ear can keep me from having to take a prescription of pain pills, yes the pee wins. Pee also works as an instant relief for bee sting as well. It's really not a big deal...
Jennifer from Old fort, NC
Cure for extreme earache
August 13, 2014
I have recently had a cold which also included a minor earache which also hurt a bit, so I guess this is for minor and major earaches. I wrote this at 5:38 but have been looking through this website. Get some chewingum and chew it. I found it works more effectively when you chew it of the side of where the effected ear is. You can feel it popping. It might be a good Idea to use more than one piece of gum (maybe 3-4) Have some ibuprofen or parecetemol and listen to music or TV to distract you. This worked for me and I really hope this helps but if not I'm so sorry.
Bella from England
Vicks and heat
August 12, 2014
My ear is throbbing like mad! I tried everything… Meds, Rice, Cold Washcloths you name it.. Nothing worked. So I tried putting Vicks Vapour Rub AROUND my ear and then I heated up a Hot Water Bottle. I would say do this overnight. If in the day leave it on for around an hour. It worked for me!! And I hope it works for all you lot too!! Good Luck People!!
Aleishia Rae from United Kingdom
It works good as!
August 10, 2014
I was at work and I was meant to be finishing at 5:00 am but we shut early anyways I didn't get home until 3:00 am so I climbed into bed went to sleep and then woke up and 4:30 am with an earache that was so painful that it turns out I was crying in my sleep..
I tried everything the hot water bottle to my ear, the olive oil, the peroxide but yet nothing still worked I then remembered what nan told me to do one day after hockey, (cotton ball with a tiny bit of pepper and hot water) I then found a cotton ball out boiling water on it with pepper waited for 10-15 minutes it may work quicker for you and if it does then well done..
I now no longer have an earache and I am now able to go back to bed mind you it's 7:10 am. Hope it works for you guys!
Golly from Tasmania
Heat is the best
August 03, 2014
I had an earache and I didn't know what to do so I grabbed a peace of cloth poured salt in it, and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds! Take it out and place it on the ear that hurts and leave it there. You will see that in a minute or two you will feel brand new! HOPE IT WORKS! -jenn ? Xoxo
Nicole from Texas
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
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
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
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