Earaches are common in children. As children have shorter and more horizontal Eustachian tube, they have a higher risk of experiencing inflammation of the middle ear, ear infections and wax buildup in the ear canal that triggers earache. Certain home remedies can help in accelerating drainage of the mucus from the Eustachian tube, reducing inflammation and accelerating recovery from ear infections. Pouring a few drops of lukewarm mineral oil or baby oil in the ear canal is a time tested home remedy for earache. It works by softening the wax and debris that clog the ear canal. Mucus drainage can be accelerated by eating spicy foods. To know more about useful home remedies for earache, read the following article.