Blowing smoke in the ears....
• South Africa
2 Jul 07
i cant see how that would do any good. sounds like an old wives tale.i have heard the one where you use a candle but i cant see the point. why not try and ask the chemist for ear oil or drops. something tried and trusted.
12 Jun 08
I had a friend who's grandpa used to do this when his grandchildren had earaches (he was raising them) and then he'd put a cotton ball in their ears right after. She says that when he did that within seconds the earache stopped hurting. Her grandma would use warm olive oil on a cotton ball when grandpa wasn't home or was out of smokes. I read that the nicotine in the smoke acts as an anesthetic and the heat also helps with the pain.