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How to Treat Earache?

Medical Treatment:
Things you can do yourself
  • Take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen
  • Do not give aspirin to children under the age of 16
  • Do not let the water inside your ear
  • Do not try to remove earwax
  • Place a warm or cold flannel on the ear
  • Do not put anything like cotton buds inside your ear
  • If you have swelling around the ear or earache in both ears or fluid coming from the ear or hearing loss or a change in hearing, contact your GP