Home remedies for ear problems are available over-the-counter at the pet stores and online shopping. However there is a real danger of harming the ear further by using these products if you do not know the underlying issue. Even when the ear looks better on the surface, the real problem could still be deep inside the ear canal out of view and getting worse. This scenario is often how chronic problems start and even spread further into the middle ear, making proper treatment more difficult.
Simply, putting the OTC products in the ears without knowing the origin of the problem and without seeing how the product is working deep inside the ear, it is very risky. This is because there are number of reasons why problems occur in the ears and each one requires a unique treatment. So, unless a proper diagnosis is made, at home treatment is all guess work. In medicine the more you guess the more you can go wrong. The more precise the treatment is the better the results will be.