Remedy for throbbing in ears

Updated July 19, 2017

The human ear is composed of three parts: the inner ear, middle ear and the outer ear. Ears can be very delicate, and any infection or trauma to the ear can cause much pain. Infections to the ear can attack any part of the ear and spread from any one part to the other two parts. Throbbing in the ear is a symptom of an ear infection and can be a very common problem. There are many home remedies to try in order to rectify the situation.


Throbbing ear pain is usually a sign of an ear infection. The pain is often intense and constant. There may be more pain when pressure is put on the ear. The ear may also feel clogged and also like there is fluid inside. Other signs of an infection besides the throbbing pain include hearing loss, fever, severe headache or a stiff neck. Ear infections can easily be treated if something is done quickly.


There are home remedies you can try to get rid of throbbing pain in the ear.

Insert a few drops of garlic juice into the painful ear to help relieve the pain.

Warm a spoon and put some olive oil on it. Put two drops of the olive oil in each ear. This will help soften ear wax.

Colloidal silver can be used to wash your ears, as it is a natural antibiotic.

Take vitamin C in order to boost your immune system and beat the infection.

Hold a warm pack over your ear to give you temporary comfort from the ear pain. This may be easier than dealing with messy oils.

Chop a radish into very small pieces. Put these tiny pieces in mustard oil and warm it. Put two drops of this oil into the ear to relieve the pain temporarily.

Warm mustard oil and put four drops of the oil into the ear to help soothe the pain.

Extract the juice from ginger and put a few drops in the ear. This works as a natural painkiller.


In order to avoid getting earaches frequently, make sure you cover your ears in cold weather. Be sure to always wash your hands as well. Never stick any objects in your ears, as they may cause you more harm. Try to avoid people that have a cold or the flu, so you won't contract their germs and catch a cold too. As always, if the throbbing in the ear does not go away, or gets worse, visit your doctor as soon as possible to get medical attention.

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Diana Reid has been a freelance writer for more than five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University and education in public health. She has been published in KidVisions, MicroHorror, "The Kids Ark Magazine," NACS, "Family Business Magazine" and has written hundreds of health articles for