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Anonymous

For bad ear aches/infections squeeze lemon juice in your ear, keep it in for a few seconds, then let it drain out. I put a towel over my ear so it doesn't drain into my hair...that gets pretty sticky! The lemon has to do with changing the Ph levels in your ear. The bacteria is a base, and if you add the lemon, an acid, it neutralizes the Ph levels in your ear so that the bacteria cannot live in there!

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Anonymous

IT WORKS !

Sarah

I had swimmers ear and every couple hours I squeezed lemon juice in my ear an within a couples minutes the pain left me. And in 3 days in infection was gone! My brother has the same thing from the pool and I tell him use lemon juice but he goes to the doctor and has to have the pills and the ear drops. Also he had to pay for the visit. So the lemon juice helps very well but at frist you might not know the difference but keep using it, you will see.

Alyssa

WOW! I woke up this morning 8/6/09 with a terrible ear ache and had to go to work. i checked google for some home remedies and came across this and the way it was explained about the ph balance and everything really made alot of since to me so i tried it and it really worked. i left it in for about 15 mins then let it drain cause the ache was way inside the canal and when i let it drain i could feel it working. Its a good thing to know cause i have a 2 year old daughter and i hate using chemicals. THANK YOU SO MUCH I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF THIS!!!

JJ

I couldn't get any sleep, and I know it's stupid to trust the internet, but I couldn't stand the pain! I found this remedy and it sounded reasonable enough, when I tried it, it worked for all of a minute. The pain was gone! then it came back, again! oh well, it did help, at first.

Anonymous

Thanks this really worked! For those who are having problems, I think it's important to mention that you should really use fresh squeezed lemon juice, as bottled lemon juice actually has a different charge than fresh. I don't know if this could effect how well the remedy works, but it might. You could also let it sit a little longer than a few seconds, which I did, so it can really get in there.

Anonymous

Wow...excellent understanding of chemistry as well as how to kill bacteria.
Makes perfect sense.

Anonymous

this helped some but not totally. Then I combined 1 part lemon juice and 1 part hydrogen peroxide warmed it in the microwave for 7-10 seconds (made sure to check the temp with my finger first) then put a few drops in my ear. All sorts of the fluid that was built up has been draining out now. Much better then it was.

I would never have thought of lemon juice if not for your post. It also got rid of the horrible fizzing the peroxide usually causes.

ANGRYCONSUMER

I've had an earache for about a week.
It's so swollen. I don't know what to do other than see the doctor but who has the time. The pain is now keeping me awake so I decided to google how to cure this or at least get rid of the pain. Lemon juice is the easiest solution I saw.

Except I'm gonna say WTF this seems to only work if you have some ear pain. Not an infection. If anything the lemon just aggravated my ear and now i'm in more pain. >:(

Nancy

I didn't have a lemon but my husband has a lime tree in the backyard so I tried a few drops of that. It helped with the awful pulsating throbbing and the aching is still there but not as intense.

Elizabeth

Okay, I had really bad ear infection and the doctors gave me antibiotics but it was taking awhile for it to kick in. I was having trouble sleeping at night so came across this website and read your posting about the lemon. I happen to have (lemon juice bottle) so pour couple of drops several times in my ear then after five minutes the pain went away. I did it again let it raise out and was able to get a good rest. Thanks, alot for the advise my ear feels alot better!!!!!!! ;0)

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