To stop earache pain, take paracetamol or ibuprofen for fever and pain, or take prescription antibiotics for ear infections as prescribed by your doctor, recommends WebMD UK. Press a cold washcloth to the affected area for up to 20 minutes, but do not use this method if the ear is infected.Continue Reading
Earache typically ceases with proper treatment, and it does not cause long-term problems, notes WebMD. Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines are effective pain relievers that can alleviate earache. Individuals below 20 years old must not take aspirin. Ask the pharmacist about age-appropriate over-the-counter painkillers, or consult a doctor to find eardrops for treating earache pain.
Olive oil is another possible treatment that stops earache by loosening earwax, says WebMD. Never use eardrops or olive oil on a ruptured eardrum. Doctors may recommend tiny tubes called grommets to protect the ear from fluids and infections in children with persistent earaches or repeated ear infections.
For earaches that result from ear infections, apply heat using a warm washcloth to ease the pain, instructs WebMD. Rest well to enable the body to fight the infection. For children with earache, let them engage in silent play activities. Children age 2 and above typically recover from ear infections with adequate home rest and care. Contact a doctor if the earache persists despite home treatment.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms