July 28, 2008
I am home from work today with an ear ache/infection. I have never had one before. They suck. It hurts so bad, but I did some research and found a few at home remedies that seem to help. Tyrone first poured hydrogen peroxide down my ear that made weird crackling noises but didn't seem to make the pain go away. Every time I swallowed and chewed it killed. I went to bed with a warm cloth on my ear but I woke up @ 1:30 am with stabbing pain in my ear and didn't go back to bed till 4am. I finally found something that seemed to help a lot. I mixed vinegar and lemon juice with warm water and dropped a few drops down my ear while laying on my side on my dirty floor. I let that sit for about 10 min. and after I went back to bed with a warm rice sock on my ear and that helped me get some more sleep. I also took two tylenol. I am still exhausted because we had gone camping on Friday with my family and came home yesterday and although I had taken a really nice nap yesterday I am still dragging from not enough sleep last night. I can't seem to get a break on the no sleeping thing. Ugh! Oh well, but that is why I am staying home today.