Ear infections are common in children, but you can treat them without antibiotics using a simple technique. If your child has a cold or is pulling on his ear with discomfort, it may be that congestion has built up in his ear. The best thing to do is to grab the earlobe between your fingers and pull it down, then up. This method will help drain the puss from his ear to stop infection without antibiotics. Use this method four to five times each day while the cold symptoms last, and you can reduce the ear infection within 24 hours.