That title ought to get some attention!
I have been dealing with an ear infection for about a week now. I saw the doctor on Tuesday, and he confirmed the infection but told me that it looked like it was already on its way out and I would probably recover without antibiotics, but he gave me a prescription "just in case." He checked it again on Thursday when I was there with DS (4-day fever, better now) and said it looked better, but was still infected and he said I could start taking the antibiotics since it hadn't cleared up on its own.
I don't really want to take the antibiotics. I know I should have posted here earlier, but I just kept hoping it would get better. This weekend it feels plugged up, and my hearing is affected. It doesn't really hurt though.
What should I do to get rid of this ear infection naturally? I have heard that breast milk has antibiotic properties and can be used to treat eye infections, ear infections, and diaper rash, as long as they are not yeast-based. So should I put breast milk in my ear? If so, how much and how?
Now mom to DS1 born January 2010 and DS2 born December 2014!
12/08 (6 weeks),
1/13 (11 weeks), &
12/13 (9.5 weeks)