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Does olive oil help for an ear ache?

I was told many yaers ago

I was told many yaers ago that dropping olive oil into an ear that aches will take the pain away. ia this true?

This is not a good remedy

This is not a good remedy because the oil can trap dirt and bacteria and cause further problems.

If you have a minor earache that you believe to be an infection, put a mixture of equal parts vinegar and rubbing alcohol in your ear and let it sit there for a minute. Do this twice daily. If you have a minor ear infection it should go away in about a week.

If symptoms persist, please consult a doctor.

The alcohol kills bacteria. The vinegar, a base, raises the pH level inside your ear, making it difficult for bacteria to grow.

A few drops of warm (NOT

A few drops of warm (NOT HOT)olive oil is the old fashioned remedy for an ear ache.
Heat up the oil for a few seconds. Dip a tissue onto it and gently test the drops to make sure they are not too hot. (For children, since they have more sensative skin you want to test the temperature out on your elbow). Then put a few drops in the ear to help soothe the pain.
You can also just wet a washcloth with hot water and put it on the ear.

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