I found this as a home remedy but altered it last night (easier) and worked wonders! First, the person said cook salt until brown, put in cloth and hold to ear (blocking out air with salt in towel over ear opening). Careful! Salt is very hot! Well, I cooked salt, set off smoke alarm and it never turned brown but that worked better than percocet! Well, last night woke up in pain again and took the same washcloth with 4 tbsp. salt in it, put about a tbsp of water on outside of cloth where salt was and microwaved for a minute. Put it to my ear opening for a minute (allowing 'vapors or whatever was helping' to permeate into the ear). I went back to sleep and pain free for 9 hrs. This one's a bad one-- worse than I've had in years, which I used to treat with percocet and antibiotics. But, this salt thing is a miracle! Nothing in the ear means no harm and nothing but relief. Try it!
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