My husband and I have battled allergies that turned into viral infections now for over a month. We can's seem to shake it. The hubster is dealing with earaches right now. He's on prescript meds but it's not working fast enough.
I read this somewhere - maybe it might bring you a little relief... Sometimes I take my (hair) blow dryer ON LOW and sort of direct it towards his ear - NOT INCHES AWAY mind you - but in that general direction. The warmth seems to help a little.
If you're not on doctor prescribed meds, try some tylenol. If you have a fever it will relieve that as well. Please take care of it - you don't want permanent damage!!
If your ear kind of itches, and you feel sore down toward your jawline - you have fluid built up in there - and you really should see a doctor.