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How do you get rid of ear aches?

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August 25, 2010 4:11AM

Most ear aches are caused by a pressure differential between the inner and outer ear. Usually this is the result of fluid buildup from a cold or other nasal infection, and will subside in a few days. Drinking lots of fluids, keeping your head propped up, and applying heat to you ears will help the pressure release. If it does not subside for more than a few days, it could be an ear infection which should be treated with antibiotics.