Grandma and Grandpa’s Odd Home Remedies and Why They Work

29.   Earache remedy

What is it?

An earache is pain inside the ear. There are different reasons you can get an earache. Blockage of the ear by earwax can cause pain in the ear. Swimmer’s ear is an outer ear infection. Viruses and bacteria cause a middle ear infection.

What’s the remedy?

For immediate relief from an earache, use lemon juice. Put a few drops of lemon juice on a Q-tip and rub it inside the ear. Alternatively, put some lemon juice in a dropper and put a few drops into the ear. A few drops of olive oil in the ear can help to soften an earwax buildup so that it can be safely removed.

Why does it work?

Lemon juice is full of anti-microbial organisms. These microbes can kill the bacteria causing an infection. Olive oil’s antiseptic properties fight infection. Oil is an active softener of earwax.