34 Home Remedies for Ear infection

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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


It Really Works.

May 30, 2013
My remedy for INFECTED EARS is putting garlic in your ear.
Let it set for 5 minutes, then place a blowdryer, about and arms length aways and turn it on, still having the garlic in your ear.
Try It.
Amiree from Port Huron


Iron Blast

February 25, 2013
This method is the most effective, but probably the most dangerous if not executed correctly. Basically you lay your child (or yourself) and apply a clothing iron as close as possible to the infected ear without touching. The hotter the better, but not too hot that you can't withstand the heat from a few inches away. The procedure literally only takes 10-15 minutes and you will be cured from there on.

I remember being about 3-5 years old and my mother used to perform this remedy to all of us kids. The heat of the iron penetrates the ear and after a little while the infection explodes and you will feel a release (sort of like equalizing) with puss that will quickly drip out soon there after. Use peroxide or rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip to sterilize and you can immediately get back to business (or play) depending on your age.

The toughest part about using this remedy is trusting that your children will follow your close instructions to STAY STILL while immense heat is being applied to their face, just a few inches away.
BK from CA


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