Ear infection. I've been gone for a few days....and I may be for a few days more. Any natural earache remedies? I'm on antibiotics, but still in a lot of pain. Ugh.
The pain may be more related to the pressure differential between the inner ear and your exterior environment. I would consider trying sudafed and/or Afrin spray (Oxymetazoline) which may decongest you enough to open your pharyngotympanic tube so the pressure can equalize. And definitely try an NSAID like ibuprofen.
Just be careful with Afrin, your body adjusts to it quickly so don't use it for more than 3 days.
A heating pad. Warm ear oil (Mom used to do that for me -- but I have no idea what she used).
Chewing gum. Yawning intentionally. You want to get the pressure to drain. But you can't force it. I've had my ears rupture from the inside out due to internal pressure. I'll keep a good thought for you.
If already under a doctor's care, I would not add to the treatment myself (adding ANYthing by ear if your eardrum is not intact can be dangerous). If you've had a few doses or days of antibiotics without improvement, your bug could be resistant. I would get a message to the doc or nurse right away.
I find weed is an excellent pain killer and Cannabinoids are gaining momentum among patients and doctors as an effective way to kill bacteria. Recently researchers in Italy and the United Kingdom proved that cannabinoids can be effectively used to treat MRSA.
I used to get frequent ear infections before I stopped eating white flour, red meat, refined sugar, and most processed food.
But if you don't want to improve your diet, eat a section of raw garlic just before bedtime. Also, red pepper and ginger help.
Antibiotics are bad for you..they kill your "good" bacteria and force negative evolution on the bad ones, since only the drug resistant bacteria survives.
My Mom (83 y/o) uses "Sweet Oil" for her earaches. She had me pick up a bottle and the main ingredient is olive oil, I don't hear her groan about her ear hurting after she uses it. It may be psychosomatic but that's one less thing for her to complain about.
Natural remedies? There are a few that some people would recommend. However do any of these suggested remedies work? No. Take the antibiotic until it’s gone. Keep hydrated, rest, avoid outside exposure. For pain, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen, whichever you can tolerate.