Adult ear pain and pressure.

If you do not know the causes for your ear pain, then there are some remedies that can be followed for general pain relief. The most effective remedy for earache is to put a few drops of freshly squeezed garlic juice in the ear. Its antibiotic properties will help tremendously to heal and will also help in stopping the ache if it is a superficial one. For swimmers, it is essential that you put a few drops of mineral oil in both ears before hitting the water. Use plugs, as change in water pressure could give you an earache.

You can also warm a cloth on a skillet or in the microwave and place it against the outer part of the ear for relief from the ache. If the pain is persistent, you can also make a comfortable pillow for it by wrapping a hot water bottle in and lying against it. This will provide immense relief from the pain, especially if you have a cold. If your ear hasn't been cleaned in a while, it is a good idea to put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in each ear and leave it for 10 minutes. This will raise the dirt out of the ear and make it easier to clean it without going in too deep. You can also use a low pressure syringe to clean this dirt out.

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