(Closed) Easing Ear Infection Pain–HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I had a double ear infection my doctor prescribed me tylenol 3s with codiene. I’m not sure what I would of done without them it was SO painful!

Post # 4
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just got over an ear infection and honestly – I really didn’t find anything that helped much.  Mine took a full 2.5 weeks to get better (2 complete rounds of antibiotics) plus I was taking pain meds, allergy meds, and decongestants to try to open everything up and help with drainage.

One thing that sometimes gave temporary relief was to lay my ear on our heating pad.  Something about the heat was soothing, but it is very temporary and you obviously can’t lay on it all day.  But it might help you some!

Hope your recovery doesn’t take as long as mine and that you’re feeling better soon.  Ear infections suck! 🙁

Post # 6
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh no ear infections suck big time.  I had a really bad one a few weeks before the wedding which luckily cleared up. I second the heating pad idea.  Feel better soon

Post # 7
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Same idea as the heating pad. When I was a kid I’d get really bad ear infections and my mom would always put a hot washcloth in a plastic bag, wrap it in a towel, and put it on my ear. It really does help, even if it is just temporary! Hope those antibiotics get to work fast!

Post # 8
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

A home remedy for ear infections is a couple of drops of garlic oil in each ear; it sounds weird, but this is what my doctor told me to do last I had ear infections, and it worked pretty quickly.  Within a day I was feeling a lot better.  Good luck!  Ear infections suck.

Post # 9
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Put pieces of cotton balls in your ears. It makes it a little hard to hear, but it relieves the pain. My little brother had chronic ear infections as a child and it worked for him. The antibiotics should start to work within the next day or so though; hang in there.

Post # 11
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I get ear infections often. Years ago when Fiance and I were living with his parents my Future Mother-In-Law would take a thick wool sock, fill it with salt and microwave it until it was hot. It will be a little uncomfortable for the first minute or so but if you lay with your ear on the sock, the hot salt will pull the moisture out.

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