Earaches will hit your child hard and fast. He or she may wake up from a sound sleep sobbing and tugging at his or her ear. Yet, earaches are the leading cause of unnecessary childhood doctor visits. They generally resolve themselves within four days. But as a new mom, or before you are blessed with your first little one, you fear the worst! The truth is home care is usually effective to soothe earache symptoms. However, old- fashioned earache remedies, although grounded in truth, may seem pretty silly these days.