The Dreaded Ear Infection

Contributor Dr. Kendra

Kendra Becker-Musante

Stop the Return of Ear Infections Once and for All!!

Recent medical studies have shown that the use of antibiotics to treat ear infections is not as effective as previously thought. Most children get better without needing any treatment at all. Holistic Medicine allows the body to get better on its own, and to use antibiotics in the case of severe bacterial infections only. There are many things you can do in the comfort of your own home to reduce pain and incidence of ear infection.

Stop The Pain
● Use a Hair-dryer on a Low, Cool Setting, point it toward the ear— this will dry the moisture, and equalize the pressure in the ear
● Use 1 clove of mashed garlic in 1/4 cup of olive oil, warm it (not hot) and drop 3 drops in the ear to kill bacteria & viruses and decrease pain
● Brew chamomile or lemon balm tea and serve it warm in a bottle or cup to decrease pain and boost immunity and help your child sleep
● Use a couple of drops of the herbs Mullein and or St. John’s Wort in ear to reduce pain ( with a doctor’s permission)
● CHIROPRACTIC Adjustments, alleviate pain and drain “clogs” in an instant

Stop The Return of Infection
● Wash Hands A Lot and Often
● Sanitize Toys and Play Gear–I recommend a natural sanitizer like lavender oil
● Remove Sugar, Dairy, Soy and Corn from the diet (at least 2 weeks with infection; be careful these items are in EVERYTHING)
● No Bottles in bed at all

● Breastfeed as long as possible

● Sleep improves immunity- Encourage child to rest as much as possible

● Make sure your child is well for all vaccinations
● Decrease Exposure to other children when kids are ill
● Garlic can be used on food or mashed and placed in olive oil to increase immunity

What To Expect From Your Practitioner
Your Practitioner will take a look in your child’s ear to see what is going on
Your Practitioner will answer any questions you may have
Your Practitioner will schedule a follow up visit in 2 to 3 days to insure your child is recovering
Your Practitioner will be available for any questions
Your Practitioner may not prescribe any antibiotics

Dr. Kendra Becker practices at Family Wellness Centre of CT. She integrates holistic and conventional medicine to best serve her patients

Family Wellness Centre of CT
181 Cross Rd
Waterford, CT 06385 www.fwcct.com

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2 thoughts on “The Dreaded Ear Infection

  1. Where would you get lavender oil? I have seen it at some shops in Mystic Village but there is never an ingredient list so I am not sure that is all that is in it. And I have heard that removing sugary foods is a good idea for yeast infections as well.

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