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What are some harmless soothing cvs over-the-counter things I could take for ear infection or random ear pain?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Depends
For an ear infection: you need antibiotics.
For "random" pain.. That could be your TMJ or eustachian tube causing problems. If it is your TMJ and the pain is worse when chewing.. You can try some over the counter motrin. If it is more of a pressure/pain you might have when coming down from altitude in a plane, the valsalva maneuver can help. If the pain does not resolve, see your local doc, .

In brief: Depends
For an ear infection: you need antibiotics.
For "random" pain.. That could be your TMJ or eustachian tube causing problems. If it is your TMJ and the pain is worse when chewing.. You can try some over the counter motrin. If it is more of a pressure/pain you might have when coming down from altitude in a plane, the valsalva maneuver can help. If the pain does not resolve, see your local doc, .
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Olive oil
A couple drops of olive oil in each ear can be quite soothing.

In brief: Olive oil
A couple drops of olive oil in each ear can be quite soothing.
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