How to relieve painful ear pressure

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Over-the-counter treatments (OTC) - OTC treatments can help take the edge off pain, including pain from an ear infection.

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Pain relievers - OTC pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen help to relieve minor discomfort and inflammation associated with ear pain.

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Ear drops - Ear drops can be used to dry fluid accumulation, which is associated with swimmer's ear, or to soften and remove ear wax.

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Antihistamines - When ear pain is due to allergies that affect the sinus cavity, an antihistamine may help.

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Decongestants - When ear pain is caused by congestion from a cold or allergies, decongestant medicines like nasal spray can help. 

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Home remedies - Home remedies to relieve ear pain include drug-free techniques to ease congestion and pressure. 

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Cold compress-A cold washcloth or ice pack can help bring temporary relief to an earache. Hold a cold compress to the outer ear for 15 to 20 min to reduce the pain.

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Distraction - Keeping your mind busy can help to distract you from ear pain. Some examples include playing games, watching television,  or going for a walk. 

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Pop your ears - When ear pain is caused by altitude changes, chewing gum, swallowing, or yawning can help your ears pop and relieve the pressure.

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Antibiotics - While ear infections usually clear up on their own, infections that last longer than three days typically require oral antibiotics.

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Steam - Steam from a bowl of hot water or a shower is often recommended to relieve ear pain.

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Ear drops - Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotic ear drops that are placed directly into the ear to clear the infection.

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