I've always used an herbal remedy for any kind of ear ache, no matter what the cause. As a matter of fact back when they told me my daughter would have to have tubes put in her ears(About 20-23 years ago) I chose to take her to my chiropractor. He gave her an adjustment and told me to use an herbal combination called "CBG Extract" made by "Nature's Sunshine" herb company. Not only do you get immediate relief from the terrible pain that only an ear ache can bring. It will also totally cure your problem within a day or two. If the pain returns, just keep putting the drops in till it's gone. I myself have never had to use it more than a week total. When I say immediate, I mean right there on the spot , the pain leaves !!! It's truly the very best cure I know of !!! Oh, by the way, my daughter never had to get those tubes, and today her hearing is great !!! Hope this helps ya'll !!!