Natural Remedies for Ear Infections
Homeopathy and Home Remedies for Ear Ache
Are you looking for natural remedies for ear infections? You came to the right place. Explore a variety of homeopathy remedies for ear infection and ear ache home remedies. In this page we will learn about both physical and emotional reasons for ear infection , specially if it is a recurring problem.
The most common cause of ear ache is middle ear infection or otitis media. Infant ear ache is very common from 3 months of age to 3 years old. Infants having ear ache usually cry, tug and rubb their ears and will not suck on the breast or bottle as the pressure on the pharynx pulls on the sensitive ear drum.
Tugging the ear is a symptom of outer ear infection also known as external otitis or swimmer’s ear. In order to find the appropriate natural remedies for ear infections you will need to know whether the infection is external, middle or inner ear infection.
These infections are mostly viral followed by cold or flu, but they can also be bacterial. Nausea, fever, diarrhea, difficulty in hearing could be present. If you or your child are facing recurrent ear infections, make sure you change the diet,because this is a sign of weak immune system. See below our suggestions in nutrition.
Emotional Reasons for Ear Ache
Ear is a wonderful organ that allows us to hear. When it gets infected specially in children it might be because they don’t really want to hear certain things, maybe parents arguing at home, or mummy shouting all the time.
Sometimes when kids (or adults)are surrounded by too much turmoil and anger, they simply don’t want to hear it anymore.
How do we usually deal with someone who has ear ache? We talk softly! A kid who hears parents arguing often, decides subconsciously to develope ear ache, because he is tired and doesn’t want to hear the same any longer.
But we ,as care takers , know that there is a whole lot of positive and good stuff we want them to hear, so we need healthy ears. Therefore we need to, parrallel to changing the diet and boosting the immune system (see below),to create harmony at home.
Home is a place to feel harmony, to relax and be simply at home, if we make home a place of anger and shouts it will sooner or later affect our health. If you are a grown up who has ear ache you may want to learn how to listen to people with love.
Every day and night you hear a lot of things, pleasant and unpleasant, then you need to try to listen with love. If this is something that you have never done, repeat these phrases to help yourself: „I hear with love. I listen with love”, your subconscious will take them and soon you will realize that you are hearing with love.
With your kids you will need to change the environment by creating a harmonious home, a place where they feel safe and they can stay healthy, a place where you can nurture and empower them with great words.
Homeopathic Remedies for Ear Infection
Within our recommended natural remedies for ear infections we include a list of homeopathic remedies that work great in cases of ear ache.
Ferrum Phosphoricum C6: this is a great ear ache remedy, use it when the ear infection is in the beginning stage, when you know it is coming, ache starts slowly and is less intense.
Take Hepar sulfur C6 for acute sharp ear ache. Your ear becomes sensitive caused by cold air. It feels better with warmth, you can not sleep on the affected ear.
Take Belladonna C30for throbbing ear ache, caused by infection. The affected ear turns red, you have a fever, it feels worse at night, the onset could be hairwash.
Aconitum C6 or CH9 is good for sharp and stabbing pain, especially after exposure to cold or wind. Warm helps to bear the pain. Aconit is a very good homeopathic remedy for outer ear infection.
Take Chamomilla C6:for inner ear infections. When the child(or adult)gets irritable, angry and feels restless. A common symptom is one cheek red and the other one pale. Warm helps in relieving the pain.
Take Pulsatilla c6 or CH9if ear infection is associated with common cold. You feel a desire for cool, open air and for company and sympathy. The patient is not thirsty and there is a great tendency for crying.
Take Mercurius solubilis C6 when there is secretion of gluey smelly discharges from ear, symptoms of excessive sweating, salivation and bad breath.
Natural Remedies for Ear Infections - Nutrition
A weak immune system is another common physical reason for ear infection. To get a powerful immune system you need to take care of your nutrition habits. Below you will find some nutritional tips that will help you boost your immunity.
-You will need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. If it is your child make sure you will help and encourage the child to drink at least 3 glass of water.
-Eat plenty of fruits and raw vegetables. You may wish to make fresh juice and drink it throughout the day. Mixing it with water works better.
-Eat sunflower and pumpkin seeds everyday to provide enough zinc for your immune system.
-Since food allergy is a cause for middle ear infection you may need to avoid certain types of food like wheat, eggs, dairy products and peanut butter which are the most common food allergens causing problems in children.
-Oatmeal porridge with water, almond milk or soy milk, combined in a blender and strained is a very good milk substitute for small children and babies.
-Avoid feeding a baby with bottle while lying on her back, this will lead the regurgitation of the contents into the middle ear and causes ear infection.
-Drinking carrot juice is strongly recommended.
Vitamins and Minerals
-Take Zinc 15 mg with 3 mg copper
-Beta carotene 10,000 IU
-Vitamin E with mixed tocopherols 200 IU
-Vitamin C with bioflavonoids 500 mg in divided doses.
Ear Ache Home Remedies
There are plenty of great home remedies for ear ache. Below you will find the ones, in our experience, we have found most effective.
-Use warm chamomile infusion to wash the ear.
-Place a steeped, strained hot chamomile tea bag on the ear for relief of pain and inflammation.
-Take echinacea and goldenseal formula to boost the immune system. 10 drops of tincture in liquid every two hours when the infection is acute (For children 3 drops). After the symptoms have gone give 3 times daily for one week.
-Steam inhalations of chamomile, lemon balm and elder flowers promote healing and work great as natural remedies for ear infections.
Natural Remedies for Ear Infections - Tissue Salts
Tissue salts or cell salts are minerals present in human cells and needed by our body to be able to stay healthy and work properly. Sometimes imbalance or defficiency of these salts can cause several sicknesses.
Tissue salts work wonderful as natural remedies for ear infections.
In all cases described below, take 4 tablets hourly during acute pain then three times daily.
-Take Ferrum Phosphoricum D12 at the beginning of the ear inflammation when there is fever and throbbing pain.
-Take Kali Muriaticum D12 when eardrum is red and swollen and hearing is weak.
-If there is a thin yellow discharge coming from the ear use Kali Sulphuricum D12. If you have sharp ear pain and slimy coated tongue also take this tissue salt.
-If the outer ear has eczema and the ear ache is chronic and the ear doesn’t want to heal take Silicea D12.
Silicea will help the pus to come out so use it ONLY when there is an outlet for the discharge to come out.
We hope you have found our natural remedies for ear infections useful. As you have observed we have many choices and we ask you to choose the one you find most convenient and suitable to your symptoms.
If you feel better but are not completely recovered, you can always come back to our site to learn about other natural remedies for ear infections or if you wish you can contact us by e-mail.
We wish you a quick recovery !
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