I ears have been driving me absolutely crazy! CRAZY!
One doctor told me to put two drops of baby oil in each ear at night. I did that, and I do believe it made it worse - so I decided to go back to a tried and true remedy (for me) share with me years ago when I was still teaching.
It is called Ear Candling. Wikipedia says the following:
Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal. Medical research has shown that the practice is both dangerous and ineffective and does not help remove earwax or alleged toxins. The claim by one manufacturer that ear candles originated with the Hopi tribe also has been disproven.
Personally, I disagree, but I wanted to be sure you understand.
Here is what happened:
We kept a water bowl close by, and when the candle got to the mark, Raf took it and dumped it into the bowl of water.
Now, I used to be able to lie down on the floor for this, but since I can't get up and down so very well, this was the alternative. It's probably safer on the floor.
When you candle, you cannot feel heat and what you hear is a sort of soft popping sound.
After the candling was complete, I opened the bottom of the candle to see what had come from my ear.
Ear candles can be purchased online or at health food stores.
I do warn you, please read instructions carefully before you do this - but for me, it really works. My ear is so much better!