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mine is about fluid. I have tried ear drops. I used garlic oil yesterday.<br><br>
I don't think he has an ear infection, but I have no doubt there is fluid there that doesn't seem to want to drain.<br>
He frequently has this issue when he has encountered a cold (even mild ones)<br><br>
Is there anything else I can do to help drain the fluid? or just wait it out?<br><br>
I have also tried the candles.<br>
I constantly feel like I am yelling because he can't hear.....on TOP of his 4 y/o 'selective hearing'
 

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Massaging. Just straddle his ear between the first and second finger and massage from the hairline down toward his throat. He should open his mouth wide, jaw, and swallow in between. Or he could drink something.<br><br>
While you massage, have him sitting up. Oh, and you can apply quite a bit of pressure for it to be more affective.
 

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I've been searching for an answer to this as well. My dd#1 (4.5)had an ear ache/infection last week-I used some garlic/willow oil. The next day her ears were fine but she got pink eye.<br>
Now the eyes are fine, but her hearing seems to be worse than usual. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I read that tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract oil is good. for loss of hearing etc. I just can't figure out in what dosage. I think 100% oil is _not_ good...But that still leaves a bit of guessing.<br><br>
Does anyone have any advice/experience with either GSE or TTO?<br><br>
thank you!<br><br>
V.
 

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fluid is typically the result of a blockage- small eustachian tube, large adenoids, etc. massage is your best bet. i've heard good success with chiropractic methods. dd got tubes a year & 1/2 ago b/c the fluid would NOT drain & she was sick constantly. She had a moderate, 50 db hearing loss <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> the tubes are still in and her hearing is great! however, tubes are obviously a last resort!<br><br>
good luck!
 
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