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Thread: home remedies for an ear infection?

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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    came down with one thursday night. just knew it was coming but can't get to the doctors wil wednesday. don't really want to go to emergency room for this. any home remedies?????

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    I want to say warm olive oil but it was a long time ago I read it. I'll search online & see if that comes up.

    YAY! My memory served me right this time. There are a lot of articles, here is one:
    http://health.getridofthings.com/get...-infection.htm

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    Earaches are so painful. Maybe you could call the doctor and he could call in a perscription for antibiotic drops for you.

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    thanks for the information
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I want to say warm olive oil but it was a long time ago I read it. I'll search online & see if that comes up.

    YAY! My memory served me right this time. There are a lot of articles, here is one:
    http://health.getridofthings.com/get...-infection.htm

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    When I get the first sign of an earache, I use ear candles. Some people like them and some don't. I have had great success, usually within a day or two they are completely gone. Out of 5 ear aches in the last 2 years, 1 has warranted a trip to the doctors.

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    I know from experience that this works. Cut an onion in half. heat one half through. Wrap in a cloth and place over sore ear, making sure not to burn ear. You can feel it drawing the pain away.

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    what are ear candles? never heard of them! i put a little vinegar on a cotton swab and it seems to help.

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    Decongestants are always what I need as mine start in my sinus area. If I start on Sudafed when I feel a bit stuffy then I can usually avoid a full blown ear infection.

    I had a sinus surgery 11 years ago to supposedly "fix" this and have better drainage. That worked only briefly!!!

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    Warm some sweet oil and just a few drops in the ear. My Mother's favorite is fill a sock with salt and heat in microwave. Apply warmed sock to the ear several times a day. The heat from the salt helps with the pain.

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    IF you catch it early enough - like when you just feel it coming on, you can put a few drops of peroxide in your ear, let it bubble, dab with some tissue and repeat until it stops bubbling as much - do that a few times a day and it will be gone.. but if you wait until it hurts, you'll need a trip to the dr. I used to get LOTS of ear infections due to allergies and peroxide saved me a ton of trips to the dr.

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