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what are some home remedies for a earache?

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Asked by irmabeaver at 1:26 AM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Health

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  • ear candles
    half water, half hydrogen peroxide
    warm ear oil.
    Breast milk

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:38 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Ear candles can actually cause ear infections. If you or your chil has an earache it needs to be addresses. That is a sighn of infection. Instead of addressing the discomfort address the infection,the pain will subside. I grew up with chronic ear infections. Antibiotics are the only cure. I busted an eardrum messing with home remedies.

    Answer by Steff107 at 1:44 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • well it is not a cure for it, but if you put a warm wash rag over the infected ear it helps to ease the pain. i read online that the only cure is to take amoxicillan, which you have to get from a doctor.

    Answer by Dusti3 at 1:45 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Steff
    i grew up with chronic ear infections too.

    As an adult i now use ear candles and they help wonderfully. BUT it depends on WHY you have the earache.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:51 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Apple cider vinegar
    onion juice

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:58 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • ear candling
    I had a doctor drain out my ears with a tube and a machine.It sucks out water, wax and so many other things that get trapped in your ear.

    Answer by bella69147 at 9:17 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Sweet oil works very well.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:27 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • put a warm, wet washrag over your ear

    Answer by MizLee at 11:27 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • 50/50 white vinegar & rubbing alcohol

    i have chronic ear infections, had horrible swimmers ear for years (swam competitively). anytime i get water in my ears, it gets infected.

    my swim coach introduced me to this- and it worked beautifully!

    i use it on my kids after baths to prevent infections, or anytime the complain of an earache- we've only had one that required antibiotics.
    the rubbing alcohol helps to irrigate any fluid that is trapped, and the vinegar actually kills infection. works like a charm.
    i also used it on my pom-pom who got ear infections regularly... vet approved of it too, and used it one her maltese with success.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:32 AM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Doctors actually shun ear candles. I was told by a doctor not to use them. I didn't make my info up.

    Answer by Steff107 at 12:37 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

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