Homeopathic treatment for EARACHE & OTITIS MEDIA – fast, gentle and effective treatment
Earaches and ear infections, (Otitis Media) is a very common problem for young children. The pain can be very intense and cause great distress. Antibiotics offer very little benefit – the symptoms return often very and more intensely. There is another option for treatment – homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies for earaches and ear infections ease the acute symptoms and treatment can address the underlying cause, boost the immune system so your child suffers less repeated episodes of this painful problem.
Types of ear infections
Otitis Media. Middle ear and ear drum infection (Glue Ear)
This is often seen in children aged between 6 months and 2 years. Increasingly, older children and adults are dealing with this. The pain of Otitis can be excruciating leaving your child screaming in pain. As a worried parent you are keen to find a quick solution to the pain and discomfort.
There is a solution to this problem, which is natural, gentle yet very effective.
This condition develops when the Eustachian tube (which connects the middle ear to the cavity behind the nose) does not open and close correctly. This allows germs and fluids to enter, but not leave the middle ear. The immune system sends white blood cells to clean up the area and remove the bacteria. Pus forms as white blood cells and bacteria build up. This puts pressure on the eardrum – the bigger the build-up the more intense the pain can be.
The eardrum often rips and pus and sometimes blood drains away. Whilst this may be alarming the body is doing an excellent job at removing unwanted bacteria.
Typical symptoms include:
- Pain in and around the ear with inflammation and redness
- High temperature
- Feeling irritable and restless
- Pulling, tugging or rubbing the ears
- Accompanying cold, cough, runny nose
Affecting the outer ear and the sensitive skin of the ear canal. This often develops after a scratch becomes infected with bacteria or fungus (also known as Swimmer’s Ear). The outer ear then becomes swollen, inflamed and very painful.
Conventional medicine prescribes Tylenol, Calpol, to ease pain and inflammation and any fever. Then if no improvement, antibiotics are likely prescribed. Outer ear infections are more likely to be treated with antibiotics, steroids and anti-fungals. These medications may appear to solve the problem – the symptoms disappear. Not long after the symptoms clear up another infection develops. This is not a new infection, it’s the same problem returning. Symptoms return quickly and more intensely. Yet more medication is given and a cycle of recurring symptoms and repeated medication is established.
There is another option……HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathic treatment for the acute symptoms of Otitis Media can stop symptoms in their tracks and fast. With the right remedy symptoms ease and the body is naturally supported so it can heal. Remedies can be given at any stage: during the initial stages of discomfort, when infection is developing and to ease any lingering symptoms.
A recurring problem can be helped
If you find your child is dealing with ear infections again and again homeopathy can help here too. Repeated otitis media does not mean a new infection each time, it is a return of the original symptoms. Constitutional treatment with a homeopath can help the body rebalance, boost the immune system so it is able to fully clear the symptoms once and for all and finally break the cycle of medication and recurring infection.
If you find your child is dealing with repeated ear infections and you would like some help to break the cycle naturally and gently, then schedule an appointment with me to find out how homeopathy can help.
Otitis Media may not be the ONLY problem. Teething, cold, fever, coughs, allergies are very often associated symptoms. It’s important to consider ALL the symptoms to find a suitable homeopathic remedy.
Homeopathy supports the body as it heals
Remedies help to ease the pain and inflammation and encourage the body to discharge any pus if needed. All this happens with a few remedies at any time of day or night. Your child does not need to be in pain, homeopathy can help.
Homeopathic remedies such as ACONITE, BELLADONNA, PULSATILLA, FERRUM PHOS & HEPAR SULPH are very effective in the treatment of acute Otitis Media.