Applying a warm washcloth to the ear to ease the pain and getting plenty of rest to help the body fight the infection are two home remedies suggested for an earache by WebMD. Top 10 Home Remedies recommends onions, ginger, basil, neem, Bishop's weed and peppermint for treating earaches.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests putting a few warmed drops of oil in the ear as a means of soothing pain. Naturopathic ear drops containing herbal extracts in a base of olive oil could be just as, or even more, effective as traditional over-the-counter ear drops, according to Healthline. For adults, chiropractic treatment may ease the pain of earaches.