I am sick in bed today with a cotton ball in my ear, because I suffering from my first ear infection. I never have had an ear infection in my life until now. I have had little aches here and there, but NEVER has it hurt so bad. I was up all night with sharp pains in my ear. This morning I put garlic oil in my ear, and shoved a cotton ball in it. I am not sure if i put the right amount in or not.