• Ear Infections

    It seems to me that it is mostly little children who suffer with ear infections. The reason for this is the shape of their Eustachian tubes as well as their undeveloped immune system. An adult ear infection, though rare, is also a possibility and can be very painful and debilitating.

    Your ear is made up of three parts, the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Ear infections usually happen in the middle ear although it is possible also to have inner ear infections.

    We will look here at the causes and symptoms of ear infections as well as providing you with natural treatments so that you can select the best ear infection home remedy for you or your loved one.

    One note of caution for you : Do not go poking around in your ears, especially with Q-tips. Your ears are designed with their own natural balancing system so can take care of themselves. By you poking around in your ears you are likely to either damage them, like in bursting your eardrum, or you might introduce harmful bacteria into them.

    So what causes ear infections?

    Eustachian Tube – The Eustachian tubes (one in each ear) keep pressure from building up by letting air move in and out of your middle ear. The Eustachian tube is a drainage conduit which prevents the secretions that are made in the middle ear from building up and bursting your thin ear drum.

    What it does instead is allows these secretions to drain down the tube and be swallowed. When this tube gets blocked this is when ear infections occur as there is bacteria build up in your ear.

    Some of the things that can cause your Eustachian tube to become blocked are respiratory infections, exposure to cigarette smoke, and allergies. There are others as well such as increases in air pressure like when you take off in an airplane.

    You cannot catch ear infections from other people, although you might catch a cold from someone that then leads to an ear infection. If you have an ear infection, you might have ear pain, a fever, or trouble hearing. You may even notice that you are off-balance at times since your ears assist the body in keeping its balance.

    What are the symptoms of ear infections?

    1. Fever
    2. Ear Pain
    3. Imbalance
    4. Problems hearing properly
    5. Irritability
    6. Trouble sleeping
    7. Lack of appetite
    8. Nausea
    9. Vomiting
    10. Dizziness

    Let’s now look at natural healing remedies for ear infections;

    1. Ear-Heal™ – Ear-Heal Benefits:
    -Supports the health of the ear, naturally
    -Maintains routine and normal levels of bacteria in the ear
    -Supports healthy immune system functioning
    -Supports balance in the outer, middle and inner ear

    2. Ear-OK Drops™ – Ear-OK Drops Benefits:
    -Soothes the ear canal
    -Supports balance in the ear
    -Maintains healthy levels of wax in the ear canal
    -Supports the overall health of the auditory system

    3. Eddy Ear Sprinkles™ – Eddy Ear Sprinkles Benefits:
    -Soothes ear ache in children and babies
    -Addresses waxy, “spongy” ears, gently and safely
    -Improves ear health and comfort in babies and children under 10, safely
    -Reduces inflammation associated with swimmer’s ear

    4. Warm Oil – saute some garlic and onion in olive oil. Use an eye dropper and place a few drops of the oil into the infected ear. Let it stay in for about 5-10 minutes then lean your head to the side holding a paper towel to collect what falls out of your ear. This is very soothing.

    5. Colloidal Silver – Colloidal Silver dropped directly into the ear reduces swelling & relives pain.

    Trace Minerals Research Colloidal Silver, Liquid

    Be sure to post a comment about what worked for you or if you know of any other natural remedies not listed here please feel free to share them here with others who are part of our community. Thanks for sharing.

    Take the time to find the help and the natural treatment you need, and you’ll be able to get on with your life and enjoy it to the fullest. You deserve to be happy and healthy and pain-free.

    To Your Optimal Health,

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