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Mel

Someone once told me to warm up some olive oil and put a few drops into my ear to relieve the pain of an intense ear ache and then put a cup or rock salt in a pan and cook on the stove for a few min to dry it out and then put it in a dry cotton sock to draw any liquid out of my ear... It was amazing!!!

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Anonymous

YES, OIL! I have chronic ear problems that tend to just go away on their own and come back every now and then. This time, it wasn't so much of an aching, rather just a 'fogginess' for lack of a better description. It didn't hurt, but it was incredibly bothersome and if you've ever had ear problems that lasted for more than a day or two, you know it is SUPER annoying!! SO, this last time, it was going on for about 2 weeks and I've been trying everything: heat, tiger balm, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol... but alas, my each fog remained. Ugh.
So, on to Home Remedy #4, 5?? Anyway, oil! I've learned from reading that really any sort of olive or tree oil will work, but boy, did it WORK!! YAY! Last night, I followed the directions I learned online: 1) heat the oil to body tempurature (just place the small bottle under your arm, between your legs, inside your hands, whatever) until it is no longer cool to the touch (about 10-15 minutes). 2) USE AN EAR DROPPER: just excrete enough oil for 3-4 drops into the dropper. 3) Lay on your side with the aching ear upward and place dropper all the way inside the ear canal and release the oil into your ear. 4) put a little oil on your fingers and gently massage the part of your neck directly below your ear lobe; the back/bottom of your ear; and the lobe itself in a downward motion (remain lying down). Continue the massage until you begin to taste the VERY slight flavor of the oil in your mouth (this means it's draining!!) Finally, simply continue to lay there for a good 30-45+ minutes. You can then roll onto the other side and place a cotton ball/kleenex/papertowl/towl under your ear to catch any excess oil which will drain out of your ear.
Again, I did this last night and this morning--POOF! GONE. Total miracle! My ear is about 98%, so I will likely do this one more time tonight to completely drain any blockage that has built up.
On a side note: the most important tip I've learned is that no matter what sort of fluid you are putting in your ear (peroxide, alcohol, oil, etc) first always warm it to body tempurature! It not only soothes the aching, but the cold can be somewhat harmful or shocking, which can sometimes make it worse.
That's my two cents!

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