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Originally Posted by Tummy
#2 suggestion is GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) taken as directed.
How would I give this to a baby? How much and how often?
post #23 of 95
I'm not sure how to go about the GSE but I noticed you are pumping. Are you still? If yes, I would try some bm in his ear first.
post #24 of 95
GSE is perfectly fine while nursing.
post #25 of 95
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Originally Posted by firefaery
You can just squeeze the onion and use the juice in the ear... it's antibacterial, antiinflammatory and antifungal just like garlic, but quicker to work.
Question about this... DO you think onion or garlic oil would get rid of ringworm (a fungus)? Are both safe to put on a baby's skin?


I remember reading a few months back on a thread about how to make garlic oil. Anyone remember what to do? Do you think its possible to do the same with onion?

TIA, I'm fearing an ear infection in ds and would like to be prepared!! Oh, do you think it would be ok to put in a few drop as a precautionary plan? Since I dont know if he actually has an ear infection? DS is almost 10 mo if it matters.

Again, Thanks!

ETA: I found the "recipe" thread! I will give it a try!
post #26 of 95
im so glad to see this thread. subing!!!

what about for pneumonia? dd was given anti biotics for that...
post #27 of 95
Thanks Gitti for linking me here! Any opinions on the Similisan earache drops? DS has been getting ear infections recently and I'd like to forgo the antibx next time, and homeopathic/natural remedies are few and far between where I live (though I think I remember seeing garlic oil capsules in the vitamin aisle).
post #28 of 95
Hey mama
Has it cleared up yet? Well if so GREAT! and I guess disregard my 2 cents
Here are few things that may work:

Get an organic Onion, lightly steam it.. removes and hold one end w/a towel or foil "cuz it's hot! Then place this up to the ear...The oils drag out the nasty's in the ear! It's also very soothing...You'll want to hold this to the ear for 20 mins.
Also their are Herbal antibiotics that work VERY well..PM if ya want the list
For pain: infuse Organic oilve oil w/ cloves of Organic garlic..You can do this on the stove top too..Gently simmer for 15-20 mins...Strain, cool and you'll have garlic olive oil..Really helps w/pain! Then you can gently warm, test on your wrist before putting a few drops in the ear..

I could list more RX's but not sure if you need them? LMK

Good luck!
post #29 of 95
dizzy: Duh, I forgot to mention this BK : Healing Childhood Ear Infections..Prevention, home care and ALt. RX..By DR. Michael Schmidt:
post #30 of 95
All the suggestions here are great, but I would recommend letting a professional at least look at it first, just to make sure nothing's ruptured. You don't have to take her/his prescription, but at least let them advise you on how severe the problem is and then treat in whichever way you feel is best.
post #31 of 95
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Originally Posted by Avena
dizzy: Duh, I forgot to mention this BK : Healing Childhood Ear Infections..Prevention, home care and ALt. RX..By DR. Michael Schmidt:
Oh, I LOVE the lymphatic massage he gives instructions for in this book. That alone has helped me get relief from an ear infection on more than one occasion.

I highly recommend this book!
post #32 of 95
Subbing. dd has an ear infection.
post #33 of 95
can i just pop a garlic capsul and squirt it in?
post #34 of 95

Superbug

I found this article on the news today. It is about a new superbug that has caused bacterial meningitis in a child. This superbug is resistant to antibiotics. The doctors are watching for ear infections that will not go away through the use of antibiotics. Only one antibiotic can kill this superbug and it has not been approved for children. But they are still going to prescribe and use it on kids :.

My experience with ear infections has been kind of crazy. My eldest dd who is now 5 suffered a whole year of infections when she was 3. We only put her on antibiotics once, and when they did not work we tried other stuff. The problem was with draining the fluid and mucus out of her ears so we went to the chiropractor. The fluid would come back everytime she had a cold and she would not be able to hear. Most of the time this did not result in infection, just an inability to hear. When she went outside I also made sure that her ears were covered by a hat that tied under the chin.

I found out about colliodal silver which is antibacterial and antiviral. This stuff is amazing. I think this was the trick for us to get rid of ear infections permantly. I put a few drops in her ear and the infection disappeared. I think it has been over a year since she had one.

Another powerful antibacterial and antiviral is oil of oregano. I am not sure about the safety of putting it directly into the ear but I take it and give it to my kids orally as a preventative for getting sick. And if they do catch something this stuff clears them up in no time. The less mucus in the nose, the less chance they get of getting an ear infection. I give it to my kids in milk as it is extremely hot and spicy. The milk reduces the heat.

These superbugs are created because of the over use of antibiotics. I wish that dr's would try natural means first for treatment and then if nothing else works then antibiotics.
post #35 of 95
vegmom,
Thank you for sharing about the colloidal silver and the oil of oregano. I ahve been wanting to ask someone who uses the colloidal silver about it. When and how do you use it? You said you put a few drops in her ears, do you also take it internally? There is a local doctor who recommends a certain brand, and the oerson who makes it says you should take it at the first sign of anything. Do you do that? Or do you wait and use it when they need something more?

What about the oil of oregano? When and how much do you do it?

Thanks for sharing!
post #36 of 95
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Originally Posted by momofmine View Post
When and how do you use it? You said you put a few drops in her ears, do you also take it internally? There is a local doctor who recommends a certain brand, and the oerson who makes it says you should take it at the first sign of anything. Do you do that? Or do you wait and use it when they need something more?

What about the oil of oregano? When and how much do you do it?

Thanks for sharing!
When I first started using colliodal silver, I bought it at the HFS are about $40 bottle. The strength was 10ppm. I would give it to my dd's internally at the start of a cold. This would not stop the cold. When dd1 cold would progress to an ear infection I would just put a few drops in both ears (normally without any treatment one ear would get infected, then the other would get infected a day or two later). I think I repeated this maybe 2x. The colliodal silver in the ear would clear up the infection the next morning. I cant remember if there was still fluid/mucus in the ear or not. But we were realy diligent at doing ear massages that the chiropracter recommended. I remember being astounded at how fast this worked compared to other treatments.

Colloidal Silver was more effective than antibiotics, homeopathics, breastmilk and chiropractic treatment (on its own). I can't remember if we tried garlic oil or not.

Colliodal Silver seems to work better on contact rather then internally. There is a lot of information out there on it. Maybe I did not give it in big enough doses when taking internally. I have read that people with serious illnesses can drink it by the gallon. I have not taken the time to actualy read through a lot of the scientific material, but there is a lot out there. A good good site is http://www.silvermedicine.org/. Here is a good article.

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Laboratory testing done by researchers, including the staff at Brigham Young University, Texas State University, UCLA -- among others-- has conclusively demonstrated that isolated colloidal silver is lethal to a great variety of bacteria and virii. Anthrax, HIV, and antibiotic resistant Staph and Pseudomonas are among the countless organisms that fall to the power of silver, and fall quickly.
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The risks associated colloidal silver use pale in comparison to the dangers presented by modern drugs. Side effects are extraordinarily rare, and threshold limits to avoid any type of silver toxicity have been well established by the EPA.

I eventualy bought a silvergen SG6 silver generator and make my own. This has saved me a lot of money. The guy who answers the phone at silvergen was very informative and thorough when I had problems making silver. You realy don't want "coliodal" silver because it can cause argyria. The silver needs to be ionic for it to heal.

I just found out about oil of oregano this past fall. It is awesome at preventing colds. My dd#1 came home sick from school one day. I gave it to her that evening and she was almost normal the next day. I had not given anything to her sister and she got realy sick. Dd#2 did not like the taste of it so she would not take it. Now I find that bribing her to take it works well
. As for the dosage : I use a 1:1 ratio oil of oregano to olive oil. That is a very strong dosage. So far I have seen 1:1 or 1:3. I take 3 drops in a tablespoon of milk, followed by a small amount of milk in a cup 1-3 x day. On the bottle there should be a childrens dose on it depending on age.

HTH
post #37 of 95


this was the most helpful thread I found tonight and I wanted to make it visible again for everyone dealing with ear troubles!

Thanks everyone!
post #38 of 95
Great thread! This is exactly the information that I came here to find tonight!
post #39 of 95
Who can I see to help me understand and get correct dosing/safety info for collodial silver and oil of oregano (and/or garlic oil) for baby ear infections - a Naturopath? Herbalist? Homeopathic Doc?

Great thread!
post #40 of 95

here

thanks for bumping the thread. it is the stuff i am looking for.

my 18 month old son grant's right ear ruptured 9 days ago...and has been draining ever since! now his other ear is infected too...but not ruptured thank goodness. I finally went to the pediatrician yesterday...to get a second opinion....and he prescribed Bactrim! After researching a bit...there is no way I am putting my kid on that stuff! Freaky. He is allergice to penicillin varieties.

Anyhoo...its time to go full throttle natural remedy. Wish I would have been more prepared early on.

If anyone has specific advice for me I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks so much
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