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How To Treat Ear Infection in Babies and Children Naturally?
We all know how common Ear Infection is in babies. Its the second most commonly diagnosed illness in children after the common cold. With increasing number of Vaccines and Antibiotics its no surprise that Ear Infection is becoming more and more common. Antibiotics do not work for Ear Infection, they only disturb your Baby’s Gut Flora and make the problem worse. It might look like Antibiotics have worked but its just a temporary relief and it will only create a cascade of more Ear Infections.
Here are some Natural remedies for an ear infection.
Did you know Breastmilk is the most effective treatment for Ear Infection? All you have to do is squirt a drop or two into your Baby’s ears and hold him in the same position for a few seconds so that the milk doesn’t come out. You might have to do this 2-3 times a day for 3 days or until the infection is gone. if you are not breastfeeding you can try this Garlic oil for clearing up an ear infection.
2. Garlic Oil
You can make your own Garlic oil or buy it. If you are buying it you can buy here .
If you are making your own here’s how to do it.
How to make Garlic Oil for Ear Infection
You will need
1 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
2 tbsp. Calendula Oil (optional but works really well) .You can use Mullein herb too if you want.
10-12 Cloves of Peeled and crushed Garlic
Place the crushed garlic in a small glass jar/container. Heat the coconut oil and cover the crushed Garlic with warm Coconut and Calendula Oil .Let it sit for 2-3 hours (you can keep it overnight for a more potent blend). Strain the garlic using muslin cloth or any kind of clean strainer/filter and your garlic oil is ready. Usually if the infection is mild it clears up in just one day.
This remedy can also be used for Adult Earache or infection.
3. Homeopathic Remedies For Ear Infection
This is my favorite remedy because it works quicker than any other remedy and takes care of pain, infection and speeds up overall healing process. My 3 and 1 year old are yet to have their first ear infection but I have successfully used it on others. If I even get a slightest doubt that my babies might be having or gonna have an ear infection I put garlic oil so that might be the reason why they have never had an ear infection 🙂
Pulsatilla (buy here): Pulsatilla is a wonderful homeopathic remedy for Babies’ and Children’s ear infection. Infection tends to move from left to right or right to left.
Belladonna( buy here) : Belladonna can be used if the infected side looks red and feels hot. Fever might also be there due to severe pain.
Hepar Sulp 30c and Silicea 6x (you can use Silicea 30c too) For ruptured eardrums.
Hydrastis 200c is a natural antibiotic which can be used for all kids of ear infections including ruptured eardrums.
Here are some links to the articles about Antibiotics and Ear Infection