Thursday, September 29, 2011

Home Remedy for Ear Infections

Today, I'm welcoming a new lovely contributor to DWYH! She will be sharing with us insights in healthy living and natural remedies. Jill is a Christian and has been married to her dear husband for 11 years. She's a homeschool mom of 4 and is thankful for the grace and mercy God bestows on her moment by moment of her daily life. One of her passions is reading and researching about health and home remedies, and sharing with others the knowledge she gains. You can find her blogging at Jill's Home Remedies.

Ear infections are one of the most common reasons that parents take their children to the doctor, and they tend to happen more frequently in the winter. There are two types of ear infections: viral and bacterial. Antibiotics cannot help the viralinfections, and many times viral ear infections safely clear up on their own. The bacterial infections, however, can become more serious.

I've treated all ear infections effectively from home for years with my 4 girls. The thing I love about home remedies is that they are effective for all ear infections, both viral and bacterial; plus it is healthier to use home remedies when you can (and saves a costly doctor's trip!). Too many antibiotics can lead to health problems, including increasing a child's risk of developing asthma by 3 times, if they've had antibiotics before they're a year old - but that's a whole other story! :)

What are some effective

remedies for ear infections?

Using colloidal silver. I put 2 drops of colloidal silver in each ear 3

times throughout the day, I also give silver by mouth (about 1/2 tsp. for children and 1 tsp. for adults) 2 or 3 times a day. After the first few days, I put a drop in the ear 1-2 times a day for a total of 10 days to make sure the infection is gone. I always continue a treatment for about 10 days, and not stop when they feel better - it can come back or not being completely gone - just like with anti-biotics. Colloidal Silver boosts the immune system and kills the infection.

I took one of my kids for a regular check-up as a baby and found out she had a double ear infection - which I did not know because she wasn't in pain, nor miserable - just a runny nose. I used the method with silver as described above, and brought her back to the doctor in 2 weeks just to hear from him that the infection was gone ~ and it was!

Many times kids can have ear infections and not have much pain, if any at all. I watch for the symptoms of fussiness plus pulling or playing with one of their ears. That shows the ear is causing discomfort, but not necessarily pain. With the ear infection I just treated, I recognized the continuous cough, runny nose, fussiness and saw her pull on one of her ears when I laid her down to sleep. If I suspect an ear infection, I put silver in both ears, and not just the one that appears to be the infected one. The other ear could be infected also, but not as bothersome, and drainage could go to the other ear during the sickness to cause an infection in that ear. I always treat both ears because the silver is safe!

I always order my silver off the internet because the price is about half the cost of buying it in a store. I buy a 16 oz. because it's the best deal and a GREAT savings! My co-pay for a doctor's visit is more than twice of what I pay for one bottle of colloidal silver - and the bottle lasts for several sicknesses - this is such a money saver for me! 16 oz. Colloidal Silver Or, there is the option of an 8 oz.

I have also used onion and garlic for ear pain. One of mine were up crying constantly with ear pain, and I administered a few drops of silver and also cut an onion and garlic in half. I alternately placed the cut side of the onion and garlic against the ear and held it there. It took the pain away, and she was fine by morning. (You can also place the cut side of an onion against both ears and hold it in place with ear muffs while they sleep. In the morning, it will have pulled all the gunk out!) I've only used this once because the few times my kids have had an ear infection were without pain. They mostly feel only discomfort. You can have your family free of ear infection and pain in no time with simple, inexpensive home remedies!

*Have you ever used this remedy for ear infections? What natural remedies do you use for these nasty infections?

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  1. I need help .. I have 2 double ear infections.. what can I do

  2. I would be cautious of recommending these types of products...
    From the Mayo Clinic: