Best homeopathic remedies for Otalgia from the book Therapeutic Pointers to Some Common Diseases by E.A. Farrington…

Belladonna [Bell]

      It is indicated in the beginning. The earache is accompanied by soreness, swelling and heat of the ear [Borax, Chamomilla, Pulsatilla]. It is followed by Hepar.

Borax [Bor]

      It is indicated in the beginning and is similar to Belladonna, Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, and Sul., but is distinguished from those remedies by its excessive nervousness, starting with pain or from slight noises, paleness of the face and above all by dread of downward motion.

Chamomilla [Cham]

      It is indicated in the beginning and is more similar to Puls, but the pains are more violent and are attended with red cheeks; the patient cannot bear the pain. When suppuration impends, it is followed by Hepar

Dulcamara [Dulc]

      It is indicated in the ear-ache, when it returns with every damp or cold change in weather.

Hepar [Hep]

      It is indicated in the ear-ache, when suppuration impends after Belladonna, Chamomilla, or Pulsatilla It is seldom indicated in the beginning.

Kali Bichromicum [Kali-bi]

      It is indicated in ear-ache, with pains of sharp stitching or lancinating character, which shoot up into the head and down into the neck. This ear-ache is usually associated with Otitis Media, for which also it is an excellent remedy.

Plantago Major [Plan]

     It is to be thought of, when ear-ache is associated with tooth- ache.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

      It is indicated in the beginning and has the same symptoms like Belladonna, but the pains are of darting, tearing or pulsating character and are worse at night. This ear-ache may be associated with Measles for which also it is a very useful remedy. When suppuration impends it is followed by Hepar

Rhus Tox [Rhus-t]

      It is indicated when the Otalgia is accompanied by pulsation in the ear at night; sensation, as if, someone was blowing in the ear; whitsling, etc. become loud when lying down.

Besides the above remedies Mercurius and Sulphur may be needed infrequently.

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.