inner ear infection

My ear has been aching for about a week now it comes and goes. I really dont have the money to go to the Doctor. I’ve been using sweet oil which has helped the most. But was wondering if there is any natural any if antiinflammatory remedies that could help me out. It wakes me up in my sleep. I think it was caused by the ear plugs I wear at work. Which I have no choice in because the environment I work in is quite loud. Any information would be helpful thanks

I’ve helped an ear infection by using essential oil of Basil on a cotton ball, placed in the infected ear while resting.