Ear pain is a difficult thing to work through and can have a number of different causes. Infection, trauma, a foreign body and chronic inflammation problems can all contribute to ear pain. Ear pain can affect hearing, making your day more difficult, make showering excruciating, and sleeping impossible.
If you are suffering from intense or persistent ear pain, you should see a doctor to check for foreign objects or a thorough professional cleaning. But, since antibiotics are not typically prescribed for ear infection (as the bacteria is commonly self-limiting), you may find relief with some of these inexpensive, time-tested home remedies:
Consistent exposure to dry air can wreak havoc on all your airways, ears included. The lack of moisture can cause redness, irritation and in extreme cases bleeding. If you have a humidifier, consider plugging it in, turning it up or sitting next to it. If you do not, boiling a pot of water will help humidify the air in the house and sitting in the bathroom with a hot shower or just enjoying a hot shower will expose you to the healing effect. If none of those options are to your liking you could position your head a safe distance above a pan of steaming hot water and then place a towel over your head to keep the steam from escaping.