Earaches can be debilitating, but they don’t always have to lead to antibiotics. Prescribing guidelines for ear infections have changed in the last 5 years, and your child might not need prescribed antibiotics. This is because not all ear infections are bacterial or need prescription medication.
In fact, here are three home remedies that can help cure earaches:
* Cold or Warm Compresses: People often take to ice packs or warm compresses, like a heating pad or damp washcloth, to relieve pain. This can be done for ear pain in children.
* Olive Oil: Olive oil for earaches is also an effective remedy.
* Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil has powerful antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.