if your ear is painful but not having any discharge( watery/ mucopurulent) then ear drop
wouldnot help at all and may make condition worse. Start using steam atleast 2 times a day, a course of antibiotis like coamoxyclav(if not allergic and kindly consult doctor
before starting antibiotic) a topical nasal decongestant with oxymetazoline(2 drops 2 time s a day not more than 7 days) .Paracetamol
if found to be not helpful you can use combination painkillers having aceclofenac/ibuprofen
etc.Lastly do consult a ENTspecialist !