Ear Infections: A Homeopathic Remedy

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You may think ear infections are a bit off topic from our usual allergy/eczema/asthma posts, but it isn’t so. Both excessive ear wax and ear infections, and related conditions, have often been linked to sensitivities to dairy most commonly, but other foods as well. Dairy is a common culprit because it is known to cause inflammation in the body. My friend Selena wrote a great post about how “Milk Did My Body Wrong,” which is definitely worth a read about how dairy and other foods can really damage our bodies if we’re sensitive to them. But wait, isn’t milk supposed to be good for us? There are diets like GAPS that encourage the consumption of certain types of dairy. And then there is the calcium debate. It’s enough to make your head spin. Milk is good for you. Milk is poison. Which is right? Only you know your child’s body and what is best for them.

Jumping down from my soapbox….

homeodel 30 homeopathy for ear infectionsWith my own kids and with myself, I do see the amount of ear wax increase when we eat certain foods that also cause us to react in other ways. Many children with chronic ear infections see their infections lessen or stop altogether when dairy (or another food trigger) is removed from the diet or at least greatly reduced.

But if removing dairy or other food sensitivities hasn’t helped your child, what are you to do? Antibiotics were prescribed more for ear infections in the past, but thankfully that’s changing. After all, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recently changed their guidelines for diagnosing and treating ear infections in hopes of reducing the amount of cases treated with antibiotics, which can wreak havoc on intestinal health and in turn lead to inflammation.

Tristan, my older son, gets eczema, allergies, asthma from his food sensitivities. It’s how his body reacts when he’s inflamed. For my daughter, it was ear infections. While we never did figure out why she had so many of them before she turned two, we did find a pretty amazing natural treatment. For a six month period she had so many frequent ear infections that the doctors prescribed antibiotics to see how she’d respond before they sent us to an ear, nose, throat specialist. However, the antibiotics (we tried a few different types) would help and then the infections would just come back.

At my wit’s end, dealing with my son’s severe eczema at the same time, I was distraught and knew antibiotics were not the answer. They weren’t helping my daughter just as the steroids were not helping Tristan’s eczema. (No, I didn’t start out as a natural advocate – that took time, but I wouldn’t change my journey for the world as I’ve learned so much along the way.) My daughter was already eating a really clean diet thanks to her brother, so it wasn’t easy to pinpoint a food that could be triggering the infections.

Enter homeopathy.

With nothing to lose, since homeopathy is harmless, we decided on a whim to pick up a homeopathic tincture for ear infections. I was skeptical, but I figured why not try it.

And it worked! It worked miracles. The pain went away within the hour and the infection was gone in a couple of days. After several rounds of antibiotics that didn’t work for her, homeopathy did! It was unbelievable. In fact, Tristan has experienced pain in his ears a couple of times and I immediately gave him the drops and it never developed into anything. Who knows if it would have become an ear infection or not, but I’m happy to say we’ll never know. My daughter did start having some ear pain at a later period, but again, we gave her this tincture and it never developed into an ear infection.

This is what we used, Homeodel 30.

Now, I would strongly suggest staying under a physician’s care and getting follow ups to monitor your child’s infection if you decide to try this tincture. As you know, infections can get worse very quickly, so it’s very important to keep an open dialog with the doctor.

Have you tried homeopathy for ear infections?

Did your child suffer from chronic ear infections? If so, what worked for you?

 

FROM: Eczema

2 Comments

  1. Amy on September 28, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Just thought I’d leave some of my own observations about my daughter’s journey here since most people around me think I’m nuts. I nursed her for a solid 10 months and continuously I told her Dr she was reacting when I consumed dairy, and around 4 months I just quit consuming it since he was not agreeing and her constant diarreah and fussiness seemed to go away quickly. At 10 months I wanted so badly to continue breastfeeding but I was put on some medication for my new pcos diagnosis and my milk dried right up. I tried so many formulas including soy, nothing worked out and she ended up losing weight that month. Oh and I don’t want to leave out the fact that she’s had eczema on her face since a few weeks old, and was sometimes getting flare ups on her feet and neck, i am very familiar with eczema because her father has it. Her Dr kept saying what was on her face was baby acne and even gave her a prescription face wash that was 10 percent benzoyl peroxide….that I didn’t even get filled. What was on her body was a reaction to my detergent or something….i was pretty confident this wasn’t the case being that everything in my house is homemade with natural products or hypoallergenic. And plus it seemed she would have been broken out head to toe. We struggled until she was 1 with weight not losing enough to be considered ftt but it made me feel awful. We found a new Dr shortly after her first bday and she suggested goats milk for a while to gain some weight. So she would have about 4 ozs in the am and 4 after supper, 3 well rounded meals and 2 healthy snacks a day. All seemed well. She was gaining weight. But it didn’t last long. She just turned 2, and this whole past year her face stayed broke out, and her feet and neck, several ear infections and she always seemed to have awful amounts of ear wax. Constantly going back and forth between diarreah and constipation. Her Dr was puzzled and so was I. She wasn’t getting any dairy. We don’t consume gluten at home and hardly at all when we do. Recently I read that goats milk has the same proteins and can cause allergic reactions as well….this was during her last ear infection. So I went ahead and cut that out…..and I have a completely different toddler living with me!!! Eczema is gone all but her face and it looks a million times better. Ears haven’t had any wax running out of them. Stools have been consistent. She sleeps better. She eats better. She learns better. And most importantly of all I can tell she feels better!!!! She’s so happy and energetic now! For the longest time she would take 3 to 4 hour naps even after getting 12 plus hours that night, and still be groggy when she got up. I can’t believe I did this to her for so long. But I thank God for helping me connect the dots so she can feel her best! I hate that so many Drs and people around me can’t connect these dots or take my own observations seriously. I can’t leave her with any family members because most of them believe that she just needs to get used to dairy products. Or one person has even said I created the allergy by breastfeeding her. Sorry for such a long winded post. But I literally have no one that understands this journey.

    • Jennifer Roberge on September 29, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Wow! Bravo! What a great thing you did for your daughter – you listened to your instincts and you ended up being right and it was all dairy, not just cow’s milk products. Good for you! So, so happy for you and your daughter!

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