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does anyone know any home remedies for a ear ache?

if you do please help me Ive had a ear ache since Saturday and its the worst:(

Ive tried ear drops and cotton balls but nothing is really helping

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LABELmeCUTE

Asked by LABELmeCUTE at 7:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in Health

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  • I read somewhere to use a hair dryer on low and blow into ear.
    sweet29mom

    Answer by sweet29mom at 7:08 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I wouldn't try it myself, but my dad use to put winter green alcohol in his ear. He has been doing it for the longest.
    nicjon

    Answer by nicjon at 7:08 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Bulb syringe, luke warm water. Flush the ear. A few times. If this doesn't work you most likely have an ear infection and nothing will help except for antibiotics :(
    BatBat

    Answer by BatBat at 7:12 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • put some oil in the ear, and then a cotton ball
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 7:15 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Heat is great. I keep a rice sock (dry rice in a sock that you microwave) for many reasons and this is one of them. Batbat sorry, but sometimes an antibiotic is NOT needed for an ear infection especially when the infection isn't caused by bacteria. If you are nursing expressed milk is great for both bacterial and viral. Garlic oil is good too if you aren't nursing right now.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 7:26 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Murine works for my husband when he gets his ears stopped up.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 7:38 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • actually, an ear infection usually clears up by itself if it'd not acute.

    Hydrogen peroxide works well. So does 50/50 of rubbing alcohol & white vinegar.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:43 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Well.....I think you need to see a Doctor, An untreated ear infection can cause a ruptured ear drum and more infection involving the bone behind the ear-the mastoid bone. It is not going away without antibiotics. Ask your Doctor.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 8:35 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • a bit of warmed up sweet oil, Debrox (this is my fav) standard heating pad
    rebeccadac

    Answer by rebeccadac at 8:38 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I just gave someone best answer for this because it worked. I get chronic ear aches. Warm water and peroxide. It worked great.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:01 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

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