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Pee does work

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...
August 23 2014

Jennifer from Old fort, NC

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Cure for extreme earache

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.
August 13 2014

Bella from England

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Vicks and heat

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!!
August 12 2014

Aleishia Rae from United Kingdom

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It works good as!

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!
August 10 2014

Golly from Tasmania

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Heat is the best

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
August 03 2014

Nicole from Texas

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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.
July 25 2014

Matt from USA

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

Stephanie from Teague

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Late night ear ache

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!,)
July 17 2014

Crystal Swope from Ohio

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What to do at 2am

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.
July 05 2014

Sophia from USA

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Temperary ear pain reducer

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!)
July 05 2014

Anomonus from Maryland

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Hydrogen peroxide!

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!
June 16 2014

Rebekah from Maryland

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What just happened

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.
June 05 2014

The Gamer from The Gamers Room

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