I read in our medical book that for swimmers ear you can put in 3 drops of rubbing alcohol mixed with white vinegar mixed 50/50 ratio. We've been doing that.
Another helpful product on the market is this cute little bear by Warm Buddy:
Their bears have a spot to put a warm pack for aches and a cool pack for fevers. It would have been perfect for my son that was in a lot of pain!
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