The following is a quick and effective treatment for ear pain that you can use to alleviate symptoms or to prevent them.
Simply pinch the affected ear all over making sure you use your nails. It should give you a sharp brief pain. This will stimulate the area so that it becomes warm and red and also activate the acupressure points on the ear. The ear is covered in acupressure points. After a minute the pain should recede. Pinch whenever you feel the pressure start to build.
How does it work? In traditional Chinese medicine pain is understood to be a blockage of either blood or qi. By stimulating the area using the sharp pinching you are moving the blood and qi and thereby unblocking any obstruction.
I have used this treatment on myself and others with immediate effect. I hope it works for you as well. Happy travels.