The risk of using any oils in your ears includes whether you have a perforation of your ear drum or not. If there is even the slightest hole, placing oil inside there will seep through into your middle ear, causing more damage.
Yes, you are correct in that many antibiotics will not resolve the middle ear infection, as they usually should resolve on their own within 3 months. But if this has gone on for longer than that, it can cause a "glue ear" which is then more difficult to drain, and may require a grommet to help the drainage.
If you were prescribed antibiotics from your GP, I would recommend consulting with an ENT to see whether this is the preferred method of treatment.
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