What are some natural ways to cure ear infections?

Ibuprofen, exam. For short term pain relief, Ibuprofen in appropriate doses helps.You can also provide a heating pad placed against the head , this seems to provide some relief. Some viral ear infections self heal in 2-4 day. Bacterial infections tend to persist & may lead to real complications. If not better after 3-4 days of comfort care, an evaluation & treatment is advised.