Hot towles in cups over the ears to help ease ear ache

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For a bad ear ache, or excessive pressure in the ear (often made worse by flying), place dampened hand towels into two heat proof, cups or mugs, and place mugs over ears. The steam and heat releives pain and pressure in the ears. Trust me, this really does help.

What You'll Need

  • Hot towels
  • Two cups

What You'll Do

  • Fully dampen one or two washcloths (as needed for ear ache in one or both ears). Place wash cloths on a placte and put them in the microwave for approximately 1 minute. (Alternatively, run washcloths under very hot water).
  • Drain excess water. Place washcloths in the bottom of cups. Place cups over the affected ear or ears.

Tips & Warnings

  • Careful handeling the hot towels. Make sure the towels don't fall onto your ear as you place the cups over your ears.
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Katherine1984 says...
This also works for crying babies on airplanes! But use a cotton ball dipped in hot water and be careful not to have it too hot

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