Best OTC Drugs 2024

Best OTC Choices in Topical Ear Pain Relief

Ear drops can be worth administering during a painful ear infection. Most such formulations contain homeopathic ingredients that have been associated with pain relief, such as belladonna.

Here are Money’s picks for the best products for topical relief of ear pain, along with general information on their active ingredients and more.

These products were selected by, using a methodology that combines expert assessment with analysis of online reviews, ratings and other customer data.

The information provided on is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The products featured may not be right for everyone and may carry risk even if available without a prescription. Read the product’s label and consult with a professional for individual medical advice.

Slide Table to Compare
Active Ingredients
Important Points
Herb Pharm Mullein Garlic Ear Oil Calendula flower St. John's wort Mullein flower Garlic bulb
  • Safe in children 1 year and older
  • Can stain clothing
  • Can use up to 3 times a day
Hyland's Earache Drops Belladonna Calcarea carbonica Chamomilla Lycopodium Pulsatilla Sulphur
  • Homeopathic
  • Safe in children 4 years and older
  • Can be used up to 4 times a day
Similasan Earache Relief Drops Chamomilla Mercurius solubilis Sulphur
  • Homeopathic
  • Can use up to 4 times a day
  • No known side effects
Walgreens Ear Drops Isopropyl alcohol Glycerin
  • Dries water in the ears
  • Instant drying aid
  • Flammable
Wally's Natural Organic Ear Oil Olive oil Lavender oil Mullein extract Tea tree oil Echinacea extract Garlic oil
  • Safe in children 2 years and older
  • No sting
  • Alcohol free
No results match.

Featured drugs are available without a prescription in the U.S. and may not be available with or without a prescription in other locations.