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|Diary intolerance is the number one cause of fluid build up in ears.
"In one study an astonishing 86% of the children tested became free of ear problems once they came off dairy food."
Additionally, I was just reading that chiropractic adjustments could help with ear infections. I didn't know.
Breast milk in the ear or garlic oil is supposed to help too.
Also, add vitamin C and whole food probiotics, such as yogurt for the immune system.
"In an October study in the medical journal The Lancet, researchers found that antibiotics for ear infections are only beneficial to children under the age of 2 with both ears infected. Study leader Dr. Maroeska Rovers, of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, said that researchers found that in most other cases, watchful waiting is OK."
"Evidence has been building over the years showing most ear infections resolve on their own and antibiotics do little or nothing to speed the process. And, overuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. The most important factor in treatment for ear infections is pain relief."
A landmark study published in Pediatrics has shown that treating ear infections with antibiotics has no benefit when compared to doing nothing. (McCormick 2005).
My recommendation is classical homeopathy. A friend's daughter had six rounds of antibiotics for ear infections and was scheduled for tube insertion. She saw the homeopath and gave her daughter the proscribed remedy. On return to the physician prior to the surgery, her ears were no longer infected. And she has had no ear infections since.
Our classical homeopathist first learned about homeopathy for her son with ear infections. Then she became schooled about homeopathy. I am a complete believer. Although, I still do not understand how it works. We are all on constitutional remedies and are rarely ever sick.
Another suggestion is Grapefruit Seed Extract. (Not grape seed.) GSE is also a natural anti-inflammatory. It is give orally, diluted in water. It tastes horrible though.
Here are some more ideas:
Garlic is a natural antibiotic.
Collodial silver is a natural antibiotic.
Vit C-large doses (natural fever reducer, iirc)
Cod liver oil- essential fatty acids help the immune system (We use Nordic Naturals -strawberry and our son loves it!)
Chamommilla is good for restlessness, discomfort, insomnia, unbearable pain; fever; child is impatient and angry.
Zinc lozenges help the immune system
Echinecea- We use Sambucol for Kids
Probiotics- for immune support, digestive system is 70% of immune system. Many of the serious side effects of cp are associated with a damaged gut, secondary to antibiotic use. Avoid antibiotics with cp and other viral illnesses.
And Dairy is the #1 culprit of fluid and mucus production leading to an environment conducive to ear infections.
Here is some info about homeopathic remedies (and treating ear infections).
* Aconite: Pain that comes on suddenly after a shock or chill.
* Belladonna: Severe throbbing pain; child is oversensitive and cranky.
* Chamomilla: Unbearable pain; fever; child is impatient and angry.
* Lycopodium: Pain on right side only; stopped-up nose; cold extremities.
* Magnesia phosphorica (or "homeopathic aspirin"): Pain reduced by the application of heat or pressure.
* Mercurius solubilis: Pain accompanied by swollen glands and sweating.
Kaiti, in with Shane, astrological mama to Sophie *12.27.05*, Maya *09.25.07*, Phoenix *08.23.09* & due *12.04.11* Having a after 3 cesareans!
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Thanks Periwinkle. By unfermented dairy products I am assuming you meant hings like milk and cheese right?
|Does this include things like oat or rice milk ( if I can find it unsweetened).|
: Grandmother , 3 Adult Sons