2. Cleaning the ears properly
If you have any form of pain in the ear due to the excess build-up of wax in the ear canal, then a thorough cleaning of the ears might be what you need to take care of the problem. The same is true if you have pain in the ears due to an infection – and cleaning the ears properly could get rid of any discharge in the ear due to an infection.
Pain in the ear that’s caused by water getting into the ears (a common problem for many swimmers, and sometimes just a consequence of washing your hair) can also be fixed with the gentle use of an ear bud in and around the ear to get rid of the water and relieve the associated ear pain.
Thus, start off by cleaning the ears if you have ear pain – and then move on to some of the other methods mentioned on this list to take care of the condition that might be causing the pain in the first place.