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<p>I have 21 month old nursing baby and he seems to get ear infection often.  I don't know how many times so far this year but he had one a month ago and he was diagnosed again in a month and now taking the same antibiotics.  I was researching to find out if I can do any home remedy or other venues to help him. </p>
<p>Anyone has any experience with this situation?</p>
 

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<p>Are you off dairy? Dairy VERY commonly causes excess mucous leading to ear infections.</p>
 

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<p>Food intolerances make it more likely that when a child is sick, their ears won't drain well and they'll get infected.  Dairy's a really common trigger but it can be any food intolerance (I proved that with my kid who's intolerant of chocolate  <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif">  ).</span></p>
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<p><span>To stop the cycle, a fair number of people have had good results with a combo of food elimination and finding either a chiropractor or someone who does cranial-sacral therapy.  Just CST alone stopped my DD's EIs when she was an infant, I think we had 4-6 sessions total. </span></p>
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<p>I had luck with eliminating dairy - my DS#1 had had a few ear infections, weaned when he was 9 months old and i used a dairy based formula - when he turned 1 i took him off all dairy (used soy milk, rice milk etc...)  then started dairy back slowly when he was 2 ...it worked for him!</p>
 

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<p>Do you dress your child appropriately when she is outside? Do you put a hat on her that covers her ears when it is windy or cold outisde? When a person is cold, his immune system is not working 100% and therefore his body cannot fight infections effectively.  Quite frankly, I almost never heard of otitis media in my home town located in the Eastern Siberia; and I did not know of any kids who suffered from it but then we were ALWAYS wearing hats that protected our ears during winter/spring/fall seasons. Just a food for thought....</p>
 
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