Originally Posted by WindyCityMom
Do I have any other alternatives?
of course you do! It's more a matter of your proficiency and how comfortable you are with them. You can use herbs, home remedies, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation, chiropractic care etc. if you are interested in doing so. However I would still be taking the kiddo in for a follow up to make sure things are progressing as they should. If you see a chiropractor/homeopath then perhaps they can check the ears as well, but someone should be making sure you're on the right track.
For ear infections I tend to do cell salts/homeopathy/home remedies along side chiropractic care. They get adjusted, get a remedy, are given salts and I put onion juice in the ear. This helps with pain and infection but can only be used if the eardrum is intact. If the lymph nodes are swollen too I also do a castor oil pack.
Kali mur, kali sulph, mag phos and ferrum phos are the cell salts I turn to most frequently for ear infections. Belladonna, pulsatilla, ferrum phos, aconite, coffea and chamomilla are the common remedies that I use the most. You can take a look at them and see what you think in terms of fitting the picture. I will often up vitamin D and A. I don't tend to rely on herbs for things like this, but many do and that's another avenue.
Best of luck for both of you!