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Terry Pulliam Burd
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On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 00:34:13 GMT,
(AlleyGator) wrote:

>My daughter is in her mid-teens, and has tears in her eyes because she
>has an earache, which I don't even remember her ever having as alittle
>kid. She's almost never sick, so she doesn't handle this stuff well.
>Since the doctors are all closed, a friend who is a nurse-practitioner
>gave us a 3-day regimen of some antibiotic and the wife went to
>Walgreens to get something they call "sweet oil" which I figure is
>just glycerine. That, plus a dose of ibuprofen, I figure is the best
>you can do. And the ole' heating pad on the head, of course.
>Honestly, I don't ever remember having this myself. For some reason,
>I think they used to blow smoke in your ear. How this could help, I
>have no idea.

This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but I know it works:
slice an onion in half and heat it in a microwave until it's hot
enough for the heat to be felt (but not burned) through a cloth, such
as a washcloth or old rag. Hold it against her ear...I cannot recall
what gas is released, but it worked on my kids when they were small.

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

"If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

-- Duncan Hines

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