36 Home Remedies for Ear infection

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Clogged ear from shower

February 12, 2015
My doc says take Clariton D twice a day for two weeks.
Liz from Florida


Apply heat

December 10, 2014
My mother always used peroxide for ear infection when I was a child and it always worked. It was always an instant relief. As an adult I still use it today for my kids ear infections and also for my own ear problems. Here is a HELPFUL HINT for everyone that I did not see in any of the other postings.

For a heat source I use the disposable Hand/Foot Warmers that my husband (who works outdoors) uses during the winter to keep his hands/feet warm. They stay warm for 8+ hours and are the perfect size to place over your ear. They are available at Wal-Mart etc. Usually located in the outdoors/hunting area. Hope this hint helps.
Monica Fulton from Central Illinois


Breast milk

August 21, 2014
If you can get your hands on some breast milk just put a couple of drops in the ear and in no time the pain is gone.
Isabelle from United States



August 16, 2014
Sleep with your infected ear facing up and your un infected ear pointed down. When you wake up, you should feel like its forcing it's way out. Try and sleep as much as you can and do that. It should work.
Makaio from Saginaw, MI


Try this

July 07, 2014
OK try putting a very warm towel on your ear take swimmers ear ear - infection ear drops and when you go to bed try sleeping with your head up so maybe 2-3 pillows.
Baylee from England



June 21, 2014
Put water to get warm, put about two drops and the opposite ear, tilt and It should work.
Miley from Washington


Hot water in plastic bag

January 02, 2014
My ears have been hurting me for 3 days I went to the doctor and he give me some tablets but I am still in pain, a friend tell me to put some hot water in a bag an put it on my ears for 15 minutes an it work. I could not hear any thing an now it is clear an the pain is gone. Do that for 15 minutes 3 time for the day. I could not believe but yes it work.
Fanny from Kingston jamaica


Hot water bottle

November 10, 2013
Get a hot water bottle and place it on The infected ear whilst you go to sleep at night and take 1-2 paracemol depending on the age, for children calpol could help soothe the pain you could also use ibuprofen for adults or teenagers, the infection should clear ul in 1-2 days could be 3-4 depending on how serious the infection is.

Thank you for reading and I hope I have helped.
Sarah from London


Peroxide and tea tree oil

October 19, 2013
I squeezed a few drops into my ear, a few times, yesterday. Last night, I swabbed just the inside the outer ear canal with tea tree oil. I thoroughly brushed and flossed my teeth and swished for a minute with a peroxide mouthwash.
Then I swallowed a dose of the herbal pain remedy Noxicare. (you could use any or all of its ingredients: ginger, boswellia, turmeric, white willow bark, cayenne, and holy basil.

My formerly sore and swollen lymph gland in my neck is smooth and painless this morning. The ear is mildly itchy and still a little tender to the touch, but I plan to repeat the whole process, as there was such remarkable improvement.
Sue.molenda(at)gmail.com from Los Angeles


Sweet oil

September 18, 2013
Olive oil nf. Heat the sweet oil hold head to the side opposite of the ear that's infected. Pour a capful in infected ear keep head tilted until you feel the oil go down the ear canal, stuff ear with cotton. It only takes 1 application..
Jennifer from Atlanta Georgia


Quick relief

July 26, 2013
Lay on your side, opposite from infected ear. Put your ear drops in, then place a heating pad over your ear. Once you feel a relief or a pop feeling quickly turn over to drain. Hope it helps, I do that when I get a ear ache or infection.
Robin from Canada


A concerned citizen

July 25, 2013
Let a dog lick your ear! I know it sound crazy but it really works! It's best if you apply some meat juice or gravy first. Careful though, if you have any open wounds on your ear don't use this remedy, don't want the dog to think he found a tasty snack :( I found this out the hard way.
Paul from Pittsburgh


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