My ds has had an earache for the past few days<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . I thought he had a head cold for until last night, because the whole family is down with one. I can't believe it took me so long to figure it out. This is the first time I've had to deal with earaches. Anyhow, we are putting vitamin e oil in his ear and keeping heat on it. We have also been giving him steam baths, which seems to help. And, of course LOTS of nursing! I was hoping to find some homeopathic tablets, but they don't carry them in my town anymore. I had given up dairy because it was giving him a rash, but in the last week I have eaten cheese almost everyday. I think the cheese and getting a cold is probably the cause of this. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to help him?