How to Get Rid of a Painful Earache: Treatment and Home Remedies

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Ear pain is terribly painful and is never fun to deal with. It can be treated at home and these methods have proven to work just as effectively as some over-the-counter medications. Home remedies have been used for years to treat earache and are a great alternative for those who wish to take care of their health in a holistic method in the comfort of their own home.

Trying any of the above-mentioned remedies will greatly reduce a painful earache. You may also try opening and closing the jaw to keep the ear passages open, and always remember to keep foreign objects out of your ears.

How to Get Rid of a Painful Earache: Treatment and Home Remedies
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    1. Oh Ya! Nee's mom brought back those chreires! I love them! Can't stop popping them into my mouth. It's like eating junk food. You can't stop!

    1. this made me laugh… and got to say good on them letting it on the page…. but in all serious i know what your going through ive had bad ears since i was young and had a mastoid looks like its an antibiotic you need

  1. I never put any kind of oil in my ears, I get swimmer's ear easily and oil blocks my ear up terribly, keeping moisture in and making ear aches so much worse and last longer.

  2. First try putting baby oil in your ear canal for the painand you can use a cotton suave by dipping it in baby oil and use it like you are cleaning your ear, it works, because it worked for me. I had an ear ache a week ago and the pain went away with this first method. The second method is, wash your ear canal with warm water,in the shower with warn water. You can use cotton suave to dry your ear canal afterwards, but be careful an try to not get any cotton stuck in your ear. You could do this by turning the cotton suave around with your finger tips clock wise or counter clockwise, never both. This will prevent the cotton in the suave getting inside your ear canal. This worked for me a week about a week and a half ago. Also natural oils, like olive oil… Last options two options are, go to a pharmacy and ask the pharmacist for an over the counter med to alleviate your earache, or go see a doctor immediately what ever works the bet for you do.

  3. I am a teen and these are not able to be done at home we don't have anything to do any of these things and my ear hurts I cant sleep!!!!

  4. This is the most illiterate group of people in existence. I'm in great hope that these responses are from 10 year old kids — at least that would explain the illiteracy.

  5. As a mother of a child with dyslexia i would never judge someone on a few spelling misstakes. Absolutely disgusting comment and from an adult that should know better.

  6. I've been told I had a ear infection, it's killing me, it was on my left ear now it's on both I got a soar throat & runny nose what do I do I've tried everything

  7. For swimmers eat: immediately after getting out of water put a 1/2 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol in ear- tilting head to allow it to go in and 'grab' the water-leave for about a minute then tilt head back letting the rubbing alcohol drain out of ear – have a cloth handy so it doesn't get into your eyes or run down – works for everyone in my family- and we don't wait until there's pain anymore-we use as a preventive now

  8. My ear hurts really bad right now and I'm trying the oil method, I've been doing it for 5min and the pain is going away a little. And I took ibprophen. It might be because I have strep.

  9. I went to the doctor last night i have a ear infection and got meds but ive been in pain i just tried the lavender method ot works because i need the pain gone.just rub it on the outer ear.i did where it is swollen and helps the pain alot so ty.i was crying in pain and now i feel a little better.

  10. None of these worked for me. I also had a bad cough so when I put vapor rub on my chest I put some on my ear too. Obviously, I didn’t put any inside of my ear, just around it right above my earlobe. Within fifteen minutes the pain was gone.

    1. Okay seriously the vapo rub thing totally works!!! Thank you so much!!!! It’s not 100% gone but it defiantly feels a million times better!!

  11. Thankyou so much!! I have only used a few of the methods and my ear feels so much better… Between the hot rag and massaging it, my ear felt much better. After doing that I did the onion thing and that helped too!!
    ( To be honest, I’m kinda nervous about doing the oil thing because I don’t want it to clog my ear so somone should let me know if that works for them)

  12. Why the fudge would you use any of this it would make you ear hurt even more I mean come on oil really? That the worst thing I’ve heard to put in your ear. Just go to the doctor people see what exactly is wrong with your ear instead of doing these things.

  13. My. poor 7 year old daughter woie with a ear ache i’ve tried the warm olive oil and it seemed to work she is back sleeping my poor. daughter straight to the doctors for her in the morning

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