I came down with a pretty hardcore ear infection on Sunday. It is now Tuesday and my ear canal is still swollen shut. The only relief is get is if I tug on my ear to open it up, but I don't want to keep touching my ears and the pain is still incredible. I am on pain medication along with antibiotics. *I also have two ear drops, medicated and (supposedly) numbing AND I have been taking ibuprofen to supplement the painkillers and to try to reduce the swelling. I have been using a hot compress to relieve the pain, which worked for a while but now I can't really feel anything but pain.