I have to agree with Pamela and Meredith. My oldest (3 year old) spent all last fall and winter with ear infections- 6 to be exact, with two cases of pneumonia and the flu (despite her flu shot!). Needless to say, it was a rough time, so I feel for you. We did start taking her to a chiropractor. I do recommmend it, but choose wisely. We started with one and it wasn't doing anything for her. Took her to another one whose practice I liked a lot better, after one adjustment she's doing fantastic. I would also agree with the probiotics (especially if you're giving her any antibiotics) and the healthy diet. I would also recommend cutting back on the dairy. Not sure why this is, but dairy increases a persons mucous production, and ear infections often occur because the mucous isn't draining well (which is one of the reasons for tubes usually). If she's already having issues with mucous drainage, it makes sense to not give something that will make more mucuous. If your pediatrician is pushing antibiotics, I would encourage you not to use them. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics says antibiotics don't work for ear infections, but peds are still prescribing them. And the antibiotics are just going to weaken your daughter's immune system. The garlic oil should help, and if she still has pain you can try tylenol or Similicin (I think that's the brand) makes a drop that acts like a numbing agent to ease the pain. Last, I would suggest you consider having her tested for allergies. I went that route with my daughter before looking into tubes, and it turned out she's highly allergic to dust mites and cats. Controlling the allergies has lead to no ear infections in 4 wonderful months! I do wish you luck in getting the ear infections under control. I know it's so hard to see your little girl constantly hurting and uncomfortable.