You know how you put your finger in your ear and wiggle it as if to get water out or something like that. Well I did that and got a quick throbbing pain. I went to the doctor and she gave me earwax remover. That helps with my hearing, but what about the pain. Its been four days now and I don't want to over do it with Tylenol and other pain killers. I've even tried applying heat. Any suggestions? I'm going nuts.
Caneisha from Franklin Park, IL
Take 5 drops of tea tree oil and 6 drops of sweet oil or olive oil and mix well. Put it in the ear. It stops pain and infections. (04/09/2008)
Have it examined to rule out Temporomandibular Disorder, the deranged jaw joint problem. There's only 1/8 inch between ear canal and that joint, and pushing on it that way can be diagnostic. Long time dental hygienist.
Take a small piece of cotton ball, put a few drops of tea tree oil on it and put inside ear. You can also rub tea tree oil on outside of ear area, where pain is. Tea tree oil is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and it will penetrate the skin. I use it on so many things (sore throats, swollen glands, sinus pain, cold sores, hang nails, etc. But "Do not use it internally". Do not pour it into your ear like someone posted earlier. (04/10/2008)
The only way I can get relief when my ear is infected, is by going to the ENT doctor, getting antibiotics, an anti-inflammatory, a Loratab for the pain, and a Myringotomy (tube in my ear). Provided that the one I have or had has either fallen out or has gotten clogged. This procedure relieves the pressure immediately. Don't mess around and wait till it gets extremely infected, you could damage your hearing, or worse. Parents should always take their children to the Doctor if they have an earache. My son had to have tubes at 11 months old. Hope this helps. (07/25/2008)
My son has had an earache for two days now. It is a recurring problem of wax build up and then it hardens and causes him pain. When I took him to the doctor last time, they used some hook thing to dig at his ear and then the ear syringe to flush it. That was two years ago (he was 4) and he still remembers it. I started using Hydrogen Peroxide and it helped ease the pain and eat the wax.
When he started having these problems, my mom told me what her doctor told her. For wax build up, use Hydrogen Peroxide. For swimmer's ear, a couple drops of rubbing alcohol helps break up the water. I don't know if anyone should try this without speaking to a doctor, but the peroxide is working wonders for my son and I hope this helps someone. (11/07/2008)
A few drops of Campho Phenique really helps to relieve the pain. (12/18/2008)
When I was young my parents had a homeopathic doctor whom I shall not name, but who is now living elsewhere and is very well renown. I had earaches really bad up until I was in the third grade. Of course cotton balls are nice to keep cool air out, but in the case of really bad ear infections like I used to get, onions work really well. You can just cut up a yellow onion so that you have a few half rings to slide snug against the back of the ear, and then crush a few other pieces and soak up the juice into a cotton ball and put that in your ear.
Then make sure to keep everything really warm. Get a towel and lie on your side and watch a movie or something. I even had to wear these compresses to the first grade, you can imagine how that smelled and how popular it made me. But it worked really really well, when nothing else did. The juices from the onion work with the warmth to actually draw the infection out of your ear, just so long as you don't mind smelling like a three day old sandwich with onions on it. (12/23/2008)
(Not for inner ear infection - get antibiotics)
For outer ear ache (touching the ear is horribly sore), put hydrogen peroxide in for 5-10 minutes as you lay on your opposite ear. I use a soaked piece of sterile cotton and squeeze it in. It will crackle as it kills bacteria. Turn over and drain into tissues. Then take 800 mg of ibuprofen for pain and inflammation and put a hot pad gently against it. I use the microwave kind that gets it hot. The heat is what really helps, not the vegetable oil from above messages, and the hot pad is far safer. My ear was almost cured by the next morning, but I will continue with the peroxide treatments each day for a week, to keep it gone. Never clean your ear with objects of any kind, and after swimming or bath, use hair dryer to dry it out. (12/24/2008)
I have a bad ear now and sadly I have been to the doctor's and they gave me some ear drops, but it still hasn't gone away and I've had it for over a week now. I had antibiotics last time I had a bad earache and they helped. So when you go to the doctor ask for tablets as well. (12/30/2008)
I used homeopathic Earache Relief Drops (OTC) that did little to relieve the onset of an earache. After reading the feedback on this site, I used hydrogen peroxide within a half an hour of the drops, followed by a warm, moist compress. I've never heard of using peroxide, but was amazed at the almost instant relief. I followed one person's recommendation to use a soaked cotton swab to squeeze a few drops into my ear. I'm not sure if it was the peroxide alone or the mix of the two. The ingredients in the earache relief drops are Chamomilla HPUS 10x, Mercurius Solubilis HPUS 15x and Sulphur HPUS 12x. (01/25/2009)
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