Homeopathy remedies for ear infection
Unlike allopathic treatment that is often complicated due to the side effects that come along, homeopathy turns up to be the safest option that is capable enough to deal with the worse of the pains immediately.
Especially for ear infections, homoeopathy is already a step ahead of other therapies.
Have a look at some of the homeopathic remedies and try to relate your symptoms to get the best out of it.
1. Aconite (Acon.)
This one can be considered to deal with an ear infection at the initial stage itself. These children have a hot external ear that is hypersensitive to noise. The pain in the ear is intense and the condition is accompanied by a congested nose, dry cough and increased thirst.
2. Belladona (Bell.)
Bell addresses symptoms that include rapid onset of intense pain often, in the right ear. Redness in ear and dilation of pupils also counts in. The head of the patient is relatively hotter than his feet and hands. The pain shoots with exposure to light, noise and air.
3. Calcarea carbonica (Calc.)
This remedy can effectively treat an ear infection that follows colds. The suffering child sweats a lot, especially while sleeping and is usually pale with a large head. He is sensitive to milk and dairy products and often craves for sweets and eggs.
Note : This isn’t a whole comprehensive list but few of the common remedies. You should always consult a registered homeopath doctor before going with any of these even if you are confident about the symptoms.
Causes and symptoms of ear infection
Ear infection is mostly due to bacterial or viral infection as common as cough and cold that makes mucus accumulate in middle ear. This is then followed by blockage of a thin tube, called Eustachian tube which connects middle ear and back of the nose. Now, the mucus has no option but to stick to the middle ear and create a perfect environment for microbes to organize a grand party!
Typically, an ear infection will
- make you feel pressurized in the ear
- can cause a low-grade fever
- make your ear drain pus-like substance
- steal your attentiveness and make you unresponsive for quiet sounds
The worst scenario is when it gets into its full-fledged form and cause permanent hearing loss as well as a sense of balance in the body.
Signs of baby ear infection
The easiest way to know if the ear infection is troubling your baby is to observe his mood and deviation from daily activities. Follow the list below and see if any of these symptoms matches with your baby’s activities
- Babies pull, grab and tug their ears for all reasons. But if this is something that you are observing very recently, it might be a sign of his ear pain. Do not panic! Check for other symptoms too.
- Babies are usually prone to diarrhea. But certain ear infection causing microbes do travel gastrointestinal tract and lead to problems such as vomiting, stomach upset, indigestion and diarrhea. As a result of it, his appetite may reduce and he may not be willing to take more than a few sips of milk from the bottle or breast.
- You may also look for yellow or whitish pus-like substance dripping out or detect a foul smell from the ear. This one is a sure alarm, indicating an ear infection.
- If the baby is struggling with in ear infection, he might find lying down discomforting and sleeping difficult as the pain elevates while one lies flat.
- Examine the baby for the onset of low-grade fever and fussiness.
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How to prevent ear infection
Anyone and everyone is prone to ear infection, regardless of the age. The best you can do to save yourself from the onset of mildest of the ear ailments is take as many precautions as you can to stay away from irritants, infectious agents and everything that might block your ear canal.
Here’s what all can be done
- Wash your hands often. This will reduce the risk of microbes reaching your ear.
- Stay away from smoke and tobacco fumes. These little particles can create havoc once they get trapped in the tiny hairs of your ear.
- Breastfeed your baby at least until he is 3 months old. Breast milk has sufficient antibodies to keep your newborn protected against the microbes.
- Keep your baby up-to-date with immunization.
- Make distance from all the agents that can cause common cold. An ear infection usually follows cold.
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Are ear infections contagious?
It depends on the causative organism. The attack of the cold virus is, of course, contagious. So if the ear infection is due to this microbe, the answer is yes.
But if it is the bacteria that reside inside the ear to cause infection, you can relax! The infection won’t spread.