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Old 11-02-2007, 01:04 AM   #1
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Ear Infection remedies
I'm dealing with an ear infection, which isn't really bad, except that my right ear feels like it's full of cotton, and hurts a little. I had a fever a few days ago, but that broke already. So I'm wondering if anybody has a suggestion or three for home-remedies for ear infections. This is primarily due to the facts that i'm stubborn, don't like hospitals, and don't have insurance. Though I know some Amoxicilin will clear it up straightaway. Would appreciate the suggestions.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:05 AM   #2
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I've heard that a few drops of hydrogen peroxide might help. Can't hurt...
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While I don't get ear infections so much, I do get drainage in my ears from my allergies. Even when I'm sick. And I find that using Benedryl helps open the passages and helps the ear to drain. Helps ya sleep too! HTH and hope you feel better soon!
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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well when i feel swimmer's ear (the only ear infection i ever get) coming on, i usually put a smidge of rubbing alcohol in my ears. Dries up the liquid in there pretty quickly and clears it right up for me.
That being said, when I got it the first time I tried to tough it out and ended up having to take a miriad of drugs to clear it up... Just sayin'....
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:49 AM   #5
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Well after reading this, and discussing it with my DW, I will probably take a trip to the hospital tomorrow, as I'm going on four days of this now.
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Keep us posted how things go! Hope you feel better soon.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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If you don't have insurance, don't go to the hospital. The bill will be ENORMOUS.

Go to a walk-in urgent care center. The bill will be much smaller, maybe a couple hundred bux. They'll give you a prescription for antibiotics. And that'll clear you right up.

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