Table of Contents
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alcohol and White Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Cigarette or Newspaper
- Cigarette Smoke
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil and Garlic
- Cod Liver Oil
- Ear Pick
- Ear Remedy Warning
- Fenugreek and Thyme
- Garlic and ACV
- Garlic and Hydrogen Peroxide, Alcohol
- Garlic or Mullein Oil
- Garlic, Hydrogen Peroxide
- General Feedback
- Hand on Ear Method
- Herbal Formulas
- Holy Basil Leaves
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Ethyl Alcohol, Antibiotic Cream
- Jean's Tomato Tea
- Lemon Grass Tea for Ear Infections
- Milk Can Cause Ear Infections
- Neti Pot With Sea Salt, Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Oregano Oil, Herbal Tea, Eucalyptus Oil Vaporizer
- OTC Fungus Remedies
- Pau d'Arco
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alchol and Peroxide
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Sea Salt Solution
- Sinus Wash
- Sodium Chlorite
- Steaming Washcloth in Mug
- Tea Tree Oil, Sesame Oil
- Warmed Oil and Black Pepper
- Warmed Salt
[YEA] When my son was 4, he had a recurring ear infection. Antibiotics did not help, and I was very frustrated. It seemed like a vicious cycle. Finally, I stopped taking him to a doctor (and stopped the antibiotic round). Instead, I would put a small piece of cotton ball dipped into garlic oil or mullein oil into his ear before bed time. Both are supposed to work well for this. (Mullein is an old native-American remedy for ear ache.) I also gave him high doses of vitamin C, garlic, echinacea, and golden seal (in liquid) mixed with his juice several times a day. Once he recovered, the problem did not come back.
[YEA] I am soooo thankful for the EC participants! My 4-yr old daughter suffered her first earache recently. I tried alternating mucinex and children Tylenol to help with the drainage and the pain. Even Rescon - which is specific to Eustachian tube drainage. A week later we are still dealing with the varying pain from the earache. I have been to this site before but this is my first time posting b/c your recommendations WORK!
While she was sleeping I used a note from Garlic "YEAs". Mixed a small SCORE of garlic with olive oil then dipped a small portion of toilet paper in the now garlic oil (didn't have cotton balls). I balled it big enough where it basically sat on the outer cusp of her ear - did not push it down inside. Left it there for 1 hour while she slept. In the morning she was CURED! Chipper and yelling her ear was better. Then said there was a lot of wax coming out. The ear infection had drained out - it was a watery yellowish substance. This was not from the garlic mixture as I only dabbed a small piece of tissue and did not even stick that all the way in her ear. I couldn't believe it!!!!
To remove some of the drainage of which some had crusted on the outside of the ear - I started with a warm washcloth to soften the crust and worked my way in. Then to get the inner drainage I diluted Hydrogen Peroxide with room temp bottled water and put a few drops inside. My daughter reported NO pain and said she could hear the bubbling in her ear (smiling all the while as if this were a science project). THE REMEDIES WORK!!!! Thank you ALL for your feedback (even the nays add valuable insight - don't overdo it).
[WARNING!] So from what I have read, you do not have to put solutions in your ear if you have a ruptured ear. So how would know if you have a ruptured ear? Thanks!
I need remedies for ruptured eardrum.
[YEA] At the very first sign of ear pain, put your hand over your ear for a few minutes, warming your ear. If your hair is long enough, pull some hair over your ear and cover with warm hand. Keep it there until pain goes away. If you have access to a hat or head band, cover ears to keep warm. If very bad you can cup both hands and make a "tunnel" from your mouth to your ear, blowing warm air. The key is not to wait at all, but do it at the first sign of pain. You can do this wherever you happen to be, and can save you lots of trouble. I've told my kids to do this, and no one in the family has had ear pain for many, many years. If time has gone by and you've had the ear pain for hours, then you may need a heated salt bag or some of the other treatments, although it wouldn't hurt to try the above. But, remember for the next time that a stitch in time saves nine.
[YEA] my 3 year old daughter has a cold, and yesterday her ear started hurting. i gave her the usual remedy that i always use for my kids' ear infections that has always worked; it is an extract that has black cohosh root, chickweed arial parts, goldenseal root, passion flower arial parts, licorice root, and valerian root. i put a few drops in the ear, and if they are over two, i give 1/4 tsp by mouth. anyway, it didn't stop the pain right away,so i chopped 1/2 onion and put it in a cheesecloth, and held it to her ear for 1/2 an hour; within 10 minutes she stopped crying and went to sleep and slept through the night and never complained about it again and it has now been about 24 hours.
Posted by Mundaring (Perth, Western Australia) on 11/20/2012
[YEA] Thank you EC community for helping me discover remedies I had no idea about. Had an excruciating earache which doc prescribed antibiotics for. No thanks! Checked EC to discover Hydrogen Peroxide may kill the little gremlins causing my earache. YES! Happily dipped the "cottonbud" (Aussie for Qtip) into H2O2 3% and dripped a drop or three into the ear, tilted head while it bubbled for a few seconds. Repeated a few hours later and went to bed. VOILA! Woke up 6 hrs later and.... THANK GOD... no earache. Shalom.Posted by Azure (Toronto, Ontario) on 07/15/2012
Hi, I just want to know what percentage of the peroxide are you gonna drop in your ear? I'm having weird pain on the left side of my ear but I haven't got any colds or flu. It hurts at the back of my left ear to my neck on the left side as well. I used to have swollen lymph nodes on the left side of my neck months ago and I know it subsided but I think it came back. Will this also help swollen lymph nodes, if ever? Need help please.Posted by Raleighmom (Raleigh, Nc) on 12/18/2011
[YEA] The hydrogen peroxide really works. Our son was up most of the night with very severe ear ache pain. I had used hydrogen peroxide to prevent and treat colds, but had not used it on an ear ache previously. I was a little hesitant to put something in his ear when it was already hurting. However, it made a huge difference quickly. The pain is almost all gone now. I don't know why this works, but it does indeed work well. I would imagine that some of the people who have had problems with this maybe had a punctured eardrum to begin with. We have done this often enough that we know it works fine for us. We have had no problems using the hydrogen peroxide in ears.Posted by Jas (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/08/2011
[YEA] It worked! I was a bit skeptical about putting it in my ear but it hurt so much... So I got 3% Peroxide and a cotton ball... Soaked the cotton ball, tilteld my head to side then put inside my ear and squeezed so the liquid can go inside my ear... Kept my head tilted to side for a few minutes, couldnt hear anything but as soon as I straightened my head out the peroxide dripped out and I could hear again, and pain was almost gone!!! I did that a about three times in an hour... Went to bed and my earache is pretty much gone this morning!! Still a bit sensitive but nowhwre near the pain last night! Thanks EC once again... Awesome site