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Hi , I have an ear ache any recommendation of home remedy or over-the-counter medication ?Thank you

Hi , I have an ear ache any recommendation of home remedy or over-the-counter medication ?Thank you

Ear pain: Does the ear ache when you pull on the ear lobe? If so you could have the start or a swimmer's ear. Try some alcohol in the ear canal to dry out any water that could have gotten behind any ear wax you had. Your ear could also have wax in it. If so, try some peroxide (hydrogen ) and it should bubble out. You may need a bulb syringe to assist in this regard. Use warm salt water to irrigate. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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What is the best over-the-counter meds i can take for cold plugged sinus plus ear ache?

What is the best over-the-counter meds i can take for cold plugged sinus plus ear ache?

See your pharmacist: Pharmacists know so much more than we may give them credit for. They speak to many customers and get feedback on their otc meds. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Alleve: I rountinely use this as its easy and only twice a day. Prescription strength Naproxen is twice the otc dose (500mg twice daily). It can cause GI upset so take with food or if continues may need other prescription med. ...Read more

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Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. the dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg.. now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?

Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. the dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg.. now I'm getting  a ear ache will this medication  help?

It may: It depends on the cause of your ear pain. If it is related to your teeth then likely. If is is a separate problem then another antibiotic may be a better choice. Be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent the ear ache that comes along with traveling by plane?

What is the best way to prevent the ear ache that comes along with traveling by plane?

Barotitis: The earache that comes with flying is due to congestion of the eustachian tube that connects the throat with the ear. It gets blocked due to pressure changes during flight. Best preventive measures are either an oral decongestant -claritin-d for 3 days before flying, a nasal one like Flonase (prescription) or afrin (otc). During flight hold your nose and try to force air out to keep tube open. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

Warm ear drops: There is a drug called Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) which can be warmed to body temperature and used as an ear drop to relieve an ear ache. The very term ear ache, however, must also include pain around the ear such as jaw joint pain and muscle pain which can also be relieved by heat applied to the ear. Obviously, a diagnosis must be made before proper treatment can be safely given. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies or OTC products to help an ear ache?

Are there any good home remedies or OTC products to help an ear ache?

Depends on the cause: There are many reasons for earaches. If it is "swimmer's ear" hydrogen peroxide & colloidal silver in the ear can help. If it is a middle ear infection homeopathy is my favorite treatment- most docs give antibiotics but homeopathy may work better! see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/031014_ear_infections_homeopathics.Html for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/earache.Html. ...Read more

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Best treatments for ear ache?

Best treatments for ear ache?

Treat the cause: Best treatment for ear ache is to diagnose and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best home remedy for a ear ache?

Need advice on what is the the best home remedy for a ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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