Home remedy for ear infections

United States
January 17, 2007 10:58am CST
I know for children you should take them to the doctor, but what about for an adult? I don't have health insurance and I'm nursing...what can I do?
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have just now started getting ear ahces lately and I am an old adult. LOL I was told to use a heating pad to help with the pain, the heat stops the inflamation. Peroxide is what I have always had to use on my sons ears when he was young, he had real bad ear infections and tubes. The peroxide boils out the wax build up and the infection. Tip from past experience, make sure the peroxide is at least rooms temperature, cold peroxide will give you a jolt!
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Thanks so much! I have definetely used the peroxide before with my son. Thanks for your ideas!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I have been bothered by my left ear which seems to have wax buildup in it. Thank you for mentioning about the peroxide as I was getting ready to start a discussion on how to cure wax build up in a ear. I will have to try this and see if it will clear my ear up. I have not had any ear aches.
• United States
17 Jan 07
Try the homeopathic stuff. A pharmacist should be able to help you with that. I also have a book...I'll get it out and see what I can find!
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• United States
17 Jan 07
Vodka as an ear drop kills infection, oils warmed help with pain :)
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Thanks mama! Great ideas....
@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I've had ear infections before. A good thing to do is build up your immune system. I take Echinacea with Golden Root. It's a herbal supplement that is good for fighting infections. You can find it anywhere online or at a health food store. I take it when I feel like the onset of an infection might be coming. It works.
• United States
29 Jan 07
While it's probably safe, I'm just not comfortable taking herbal suplements while nursing.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
29 May 08
This is gross but my grandma used to make me hold a dirty sock up to my ear. Hate to tell you but it worked. I have heard that if you warm a few drops of olive oil that works too. My husband had a terrible ear infection one time and I thought he was nuts but he asked me to drop a couple drops of peroxide. I refused until I called the doctors office and they told me to do it. I did and it worked real well. Good Luck.