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I have the worst ear infection I have ever had. My ear is all swelling and the Tylenol only works for like 2 hours. So my parents told me to try putting urine in my ear. That night I put 2 drops of my own urine in my ear and I went to bed as soon as I laid down. You might think it is super gross but it works. It soothes my ear when it hurts so I put more urine in my ear every time it starts to hurt.

(2) drops of urine
Then after you are down tilt your head over to get most of it out
it takes about 10 minutes
Then take warm water and rinse it out
I hope this works for you.
July 27

Bree from Nashville Tennessee

5 19

Pain relief

Heat help but not to much buy Aleve I can't stress this enough buy Aleve and sleep. I took one pill slept for four hours and the pain was almost gone its going to hurt do something to distract you from thinking about your ear this will help a lot to takes 3-5 days to heal to no pain.
July 09

Dakot from Texas

3 0

Clogged ear from shower

My doc says take Clariton D twice a day for two weeks.
February 12

Liz from Florida

1 5

Apply heat

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.
December 10 2014

Monica Fulton from Central Illinois

31 16

Breast milk

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.
August 21 2014

Isabelle from United States

17 39


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.
August 16 2014

Makaio from Saginaw, MI

29 21


Try this

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.
July 07 2014

Baylee from England

16 5


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

Miley from Washington

6 44

Hot water in plastic bag

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.
January 02 2014

Fanny from Kingston jamaica

28 34

Hot water bottle

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.
November 10 2013

Sarah from London

38 24

Peroxide and tea tree oil

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.
October 19 2013

Sue.molenda(at)gmail.com from Los Angeles

21 10

Sweet oil

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..
September 18 2013

Jennifer from Atlanta Georgia

51 30