Ear Infections and Aches 20 Home Remedies

Home Remedies



For the past several months I noticed the inside of my ear smelled bad more than my right ear. It was the usual ear wax smell but increased. I never thought it was an ear infection because I didn’t feel any pain or have and discharge. The only difference is when I clean my ears there is less wax in my left ear than my right.

This past week the smell changed to fishy. Still no pain or discharge. Decided to drop from hydrogen peroxide into it and it bubbled like crazy. I’m certain it’s an infection. I think I may have lost about 5\\% hearing, but I can’t really tell.

Not sure how I got it, but my guess is it’s bacterial. Not sure if this was around the same time as the smell, but months back I jammed a q-tip in the ear (accident, of course) and lost some hearing for a few hours.

I don’t want to make an appointment for a doctor visit, so I’m gonna try to use home remedies for it. I’ll continue to use the HydroPero, and I read white vinegar/alcohol mix good, too.

Can I use both on a daily basis? or should I stick with one daily?


You can cook a garlic in the microwave for 10 seconds and then put it in a paper napkin and then put it in your ear and it should take the pain away.

geneva greene

I have problems with my ears all my life, even end up with a tumor in my head because of an ear infection at 14, lost my memory and pareliced completely for awhile and one in my left ear at around 23 and after that I started using rubing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, directions; use one of the caps from eather the alcohol or the peroxide and fill the cap with half alcohol and half peroxide, make sure you have a rag and a couple cue tips,then lay on the bed and poor half of it in your ear and pull your ear lope up so in will go in deep, then lay the rag over your ear and let it soak and bubble real goodwhen it stops bubbling or al most then roll over and let drain out and then stand up , wipe ear and then lightly use cue tips, don’t go in to deep it will or could cause ear bleeding or hurt your ear drum, now this works for ear infection and build up was, if your ear isn’t clogged and draining and smells then do this once and then keep ear dry as can be and keep ear plugs in your ears when taking a shower or anything to do with water at night put a cotton ball in your ear after a week your ear should be better if not then the infection is deeper then it should be so go see an ent doctor, if your ear is build up with wax then clean your ear with the directions I gave you every six months if clogged real bad the first time you try this then use the directions I gave you and then turn around and lay back down and use the other half cap of alcohol and peroxide and redo the directions again and then clean every six months, this really helps a lot , I have been doing for years and it helps me and I did it with my son sense he was 4 years old and he is almost 24 now and he never had an ear infection and hes been on his own for six years and still haven’t had a problem with his ears


Mineral oil in the ear is what my pediatrician has recommended as home remedy and it has always worked for my son, I will be trying it on myself tonight

sayed ismail

Most of these remedies don’t make the CRUCIAL distinction between ear blockage from trapped moisture or wax/grime buildup in the OUTER ear, and fluid behind the ear drum from a blocked Eustachian tube–which can be virally or genetically caused–and which is in the MIDDLE ear. The remedies would be completely different and even the opposite. And unless you have a ruptured eardrum (which is another issue altogether), what you put into your outer ear doesn’t go into your inner ear–or through it!! Be clear if you are dealing with outer ear or inner ear blockage. It would be great if someone marked these remedies as to which one it dealt with–though some are obvious if you know anything about ears.


I know it sounds nasty but it really works. just a half tsp of your urine in the infected/aching ear, you don’t have to let it sit long at all, you should feel relief almost instantly! I was only 13 when I tried this and I never got one again and it’s been 13 years!

It works.

Peroxide in the ear will clear up ear infections. Just keep doing it til it is gone. All remedy from when grandparents were alive.


There is this plant called ruda dip it with a little rubbing alcohol and half cotton ball and leave it in the nights while asleep works great

Alexis H.

I’m VERY prone to eat infections, colds, pnd and strep. I haven’t taken antibiotics for an ear infection in years because my remedy works like a charm each time. This also works for earwax buildup and swimmers ear.

Things you’ll need: rubbing alcohol (any %- the higher the better), hydrogen peroxide, distilled white vinegar, witch hazel, a small cup, cotton balls and a heating pad or hot compress of some sort.

1. Mix equal parts of all the liquids. It’s all 1 to 1. The ratio isn’t a science, you can’t mess this up. Note: if you find that your rubbing alcohol burns or causes discomfort just add water to the mixture to dilute it a bit.

2. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the solution and drip a few drops in your troubled ear until your ear canal is full of the solution and it will start to fizz and bubble and tingle. Wait until the bubbles stop and tilt your head over onto a tissue or cloth to drain.

3. If you used this remedy for earwax buildup or swimmers ear you are done! If you’re using it for ear infection go to step 4.

4. Take another cotton ball and tear it in half. Dip one of the halves in the solution a LITTLE BIT. And drop only a drop or two into the ear you just drained. Do not fill it completely with liquid. Plug up your ear with that same cotton ball half.

5. Lay down in any comfortable position you please with your heating pad or hot compress over the ear with the cotton ball.

6. Sleep! Take a nap for a few hours or do this remedy overnight (works best overnight).

7. When you wake up remove the heat and the cotton ball and drain your ear if you still have liquid in there and voila! Your ear infection should be dried up and drained and you can hear again!

If the ear infection causes you pain this solution and heat should really help but if it’s not doing the trick you can take Tylenol or ibuprofen for the pain and/or rub lavender oil behind your ear and in front of it (this is especially effected for small children)

Another quick tip for draining the middle ear is grabbing your earlobe and tugging downward firmly and then quickly pulling upward. Do this a few times. You should hear a popping sound as the liquid drains. And open your mouth really wide to open the eustachian tubes.

I hope this helps you all and can find relief!

Much love and peace <3


Have tried all the natural remedies with no result. After praying, and listening to the God who created our ears, I have discovered the MOST EFFECTIVE fast home remedy. Do a salt water rinse. Kind of like how you gargle when you have a sore throat. Mix 1 teaspoon salt to 1 cup lukewarm/warm water. I bought an ear wash syringe online and hold a empty cup under the ear and squirt the salt water into the ear until you’ve finished the whole cup. Do this 3-4 times a day and in 2-3 days ear is cleared up from being green inside.


Tried many things for troubled ear…congested/infected. What has seemed to help the most is liquid iodine (the kind you can ingest safely – bought the Life-Flo brand @ Lucky Vitamin – it’s clear and contains only potassium iodide and purified water.

DO NOT think I would use tincture of iodine in my ears (the brownish yellow staining stuff for cuts and scrapes etc.)as it is for topical use only.

The kind I bought is for internal use…as a supplement – a few drops in a glass of water or juice.


Water pick! Have your dr put warm water and hydrogen peroxide into a mini pressure washer… And flush it out in minutes!


May be very painful (especially if your ear is infected and/or sore already )


Drink a cold substance and there will be relief not all relief but some

Ivon Calderon

Mullein garlic ear oil by herb pharm the best natural remedy.


this might sound nasty but it works!! pee In a cup and get a dropper and put 2drops in the ear that is hurt or infected. this takes about 5 minutes to work but then it feels amazing.


Take a cup of Mustard oil (available in Indian grocery stores) heat it and add 3 tablespoon of Ajwain seeds (carrom seeds) (only available in Indian grocery stores)

bring it to a boil, let it cool. seive it and remove the seeds. Add 3-4 drops of oil in the affected ear, 3 times a day. My child was suffering from ear infections we had got tubes, but then I came to know this remedy, I did it for my second child and she never had any issues with ear infection again.


For ear problems, rub 100% essential oil of lavendar behind, just in front and about an inch or so below your ear that’s giving you issues. Works wonders!! And no need to put anything in your ears!


I have tried alcohol, netti pots (not in ear but normal use), gargling salt water, special ear ache drops from GNC, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, willow bark extract, chiropractor….nothing works. Pain is so bad I’ve been to 2 doctors today who’ve done nothing (say my ear is clean and no infection) and will see a 3rd tomorrow for pain.

Right now I’m using a heat pad then I’m going to use peroxide to clean my ear out followed by pain relieving ear drops.

I work in a call center and the fact that both docs say even with severe pain I shouldn’t have trouble at work just irritates me. I’m in so much pain I can’t sleep, I’m dizzy, and also nauseous.


hydrogen peroxide.. soak cotton ball or drops in ear….


My mother is an audiologist and I’ve learned along the way ear drops NEVER work they make it worse take some Tylenol extra strength and put a hot compress down on your pillow with your bad ear on it and take a nap works like a charm to loosen wax take a hot wash cloth and soap and rub it around the opening of your ear NEVER use q-tips it will make it worse and drink alot of vitamin c and water hot peppermint tea with honey also works like a charm for the sore throat since honey is a natural antibiotic


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