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02-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Help! Can anyone recommend something for an ear infection? (Particular juice combination perhaps?) My 9 yo has it in the middle ear and is in pain. She is on antibiotics and I will start her on probiotics tomorrow. She is not raw yet-so fussy- but I did stop milk awhile back.
02-05-2008, 12:22 AM
juicing a couple of oranges and 2 or 3 cloves of garlic is a good immune system booster if she likes garlic.
02-05-2008, 12:26 AM
Sweet oil pour a few drops in the ear alleviates pressure and discomfort while the immune system does the rest. You can get it at Walgreens
02-05-2008, 08:47 AM
I used an ear oil that has garlic and mullien in it and it knocked that infection out real fast!
02-06-2008, 12:33 AM
I heat a bit of olive oil and garlic and put it in the ear several times a day, LOTS of vitamin C, and good probiotics. There are also some homeopathic ear tablets you can buy at the hfs made by Hylands that my daughter said worked pretty good. You have to take them several times before they kick in, but it's better than giving her pain meds on top of everthing else. Good luck to you!
02-06-2008, 09:49 AM
Thanks everyone for the advice- it's awful right now and she also gets up in the night crying.
Holli- How do you get garlic in her ear?? Do you mean garlic oil?
02-06-2008, 09:57 AM
We've used sweet oil, severl times with good results. Also, you can place a rolled up towel or two under her bed, to raise up her head-helps with pressure. A heating pad also helps-along with chewing gum (sound funny I know), but that helps with ear pressure too!
Sending best wishes for your little one.
02-06-2008, 10:49 AM
I agree with all the recommendations. We use garlic oil ear drops. Bought at our local health food store.
Garlic is great at fighting infections. I have a capsule filler and I mince fresh garlic and fill the capsules to give to my daughter as she can swallow tem, she is 7.
02-06-2008, 04:03 PM
Holli- How do you get garlic in her ear?? Do you mean garlic oil?[/QUOTE]
Sorry, I meant to say that I saute chopped garlic in the olive oil and then I take the garlic out and just put the oil in her ear....it's basically garlic oil at this point which you can buy...but if you don't have any on hand, my way works well too.
02-07-2008, 01:47 AM
For ear infections as a kid my mom used to warm some sweet oil or almond oil and put it in our ears and then "plug them" with a piece of cotton ball. I however, use 3 drops of hydrogen peroxide and let it bubble. Its a bit cold and kind of tickles. I did this to myself before I tried it on my kids (when I first tried it I didn't have an ear infection, but at a later date when I did have one I used it and it worked). When my kids were younger, they got ear infections with each cold and even without colds(they were eatting too much dairy and this caused congestion). At one point my son had a reaction to one of the antibiotics and had to go on another one then two weeks later he had another infection. It was then that my sister said that was what she used, ever since then that is what I use and it has never failed me. Do not use if the ear drum is perforated!!!
01-07-2010, 01:10 PM
But how do you know if there's a hole in the ear drum?
01-07-2010, 06:22 PM
I used Hydrogen Peroxided in my daughters ear and knocked it out really fast.
Also try Colloidal Silver.........
Finally, grate some fresh garlic, swish it around some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then strain it into a dropper. Put in ear for about 5 minutes then drain it out.
01-22-2010, 04:31 PM
Very helpful thread, I wish my mom new about this alternative methods. As a kid I almost went deaf from all the medicine my mom gave me and she didn't think of alternatives because she was working in medical field and believed every word they said. She still believes the doctors but not every word
01-22-2010, 06:36 PM
Warm sweet oil is what my parents used! It worked for us, and then they stuffed/plugged it with a cotton ball. A heating pad on low really helps to hold to the ear afterwards, I recall.
I hope your baby feels well really soon! Sending healing vibes her way!
03-14-2010, 06:34 PM
I read that holding an onion against the ear helps draw out the infection. We have to be careful because my son's ear drum burst. You usually know when it happens cause liquid will come out of his ear and he is really in pain. I am thinking about getting an ear thingy that helps you look inside there (like the doctor uses). So we sliced the onion in half and held it up to his ear and I think it actually helped a bit. He said the pain was going away. Apparently they have tested onions and the bacteria from the infection was in there...so I guess they act as a sponge or something. Some people even leave them out on the table when people in the family are sick. I think you might have to slice them but not sure. I do it now just in case it does work.
03-15-2010, 09:48 AM
I've used warmed olive oil with garlic and mullein for 13 years and have never had an issue... (chop clove of garlic, place in *warmed* olive oil, some mullein leaves - let steep - fill ear with oil strained of plant material, stuff with cotton) ... garlic kills all infections, mullein encourages eustachian tube to open to allow proper drainage, and the warm olive oil helps with pain and absorbs fully into the ear.
In fact my youngest had to use some last week, I just used some Saturday evening, and my oldest daughter used some this morning ... of course that's the most ear infections I've had in the house at once but hey at least I had it made up and stored in the fridge for use!
Raw Angel Mom
03-15-2010, 10:19 AM
Love the tips on this thread.
May i ask what is "Warm Sweet oil"???
04-06-2010, 08:06 AM
hi every one
This topic covers infections of the middle ear, commonly called ear infections. For information on outer ear infections, see the topic Ear Canal Problems (Swimmer's Ear). For information on inner ear infections, see the topic Labyrinthitis.
What is a middle ear infection?
The middle ear is the small part of your ear behind your eardrum. It can get infected when germs from the nose and throat are trapped there.
What causes a middle ear infection?
A small tube connects your ear to your throat. A cold can cause this tube to swell. When the tube swells enough to become blocked, it can trap fluid inside your ear. This makes it a perfect place for germs to grow and cause an infection.
Ear infections happen mostly to young children because their tubes are smaller and get blocked more easily.
04-06-2010, 11:38 AM
I've read so much lately about papaya being good for ear infections. It's good to eat a little daily but mainly when you start to get the sensitivity, rub the fruit or the inside of the skin on the area that goes from the behind the ear & down the kneck..you can feel the area.
It also said that doing this will bring things out of the ears, including peanut butter!! I think about how much/long we ate pb and to be reading about it now...yuck
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