In the vast majority of cases, an earache deserves to be categorized as a minor complaint since it poses no serious health dangers. Nevertheless, the discomfort sufferers experience ought to be taken seriously. In the last century doctors usually prescribed antibiotic treatments even though bacteria doesn’t cause all earaches. Today there is more awareness that antibiotics should be used as a last resort rather than a standard response. Doctors are more likely to prescribe painkillers that help the patient cope with these aches without any of the risks associated with antibiotics. In many cases, natural remedies make it possible to safely cure earaches without any need for a doctor’s intervention.

1. Olive Oil

Thousands of years ago the olive was a mainstay of ancient agriculture, and even today it is a major crop in Southern Europe and the Middle East. The fruit is healthy to eat, and its oil also has healing qualities. It is possible to ease earache pain with a few drops of olive oil warmed to body temperature and then placed in the ear. Even though this practice lacks any scientific research to back it up many claim it really does work. It is certainly worthwhile trying it out for adult treatments but do not put drops of olive oil into a child’s ear without a doctor’s approval.