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What homeopathic remedies, if any, would you use for a toddler with an ear infection?

What homeopathic remedies, if any, would you use for a toddler with an ear infection?

Ear infections: Your child would need to see a homeopathic doctor or experienced practitioner for a helpful individual prescription. Remedies are prescribed according to highly specific symptoms and signs. That said, some remedies commonly called for in children's ear infections include pulsatilla, belladonna, and chamomilla. For more info: please see: www.Homeopathyusa.Org/home/eb/otitis-media.Html. ...Read more

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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Could you tell me what homeopathic remedies would you use for a baby with an ear infection?

Could you tell me what homeopathic remedies would you use for a baby with an ear infection?

Motrin: There are no alternatives to treat ear "infections." We tend to be aggressive with treating ear infections here in the US... with antibiotics and tubes - not a bad thing. In Europe, ear infections are treated with Motrin/pain control. The problem with repeat infections is the effect on speech/language development. Put your fingers in your ears - this is what it sounds like with an ear infection. ...Read more

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Any good home remedy for an ear infection that someone might recommend?

Any good home remedy for an ear infection that someone might recommend?

Ear infection: It is somewhat unusual to have an ear infection as an adult. There are several different types of ear infections, though, and this would need to be distinguished before any kind of treatment could be effectively recommended. Need a bit more information on the kinds of symptoms you are suffering. Also, you may need an evaluation to determine what kind of ear infection you have. ...Read more

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Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Any home remedy to help an ear infections that someone might recommend?

Keep them open: A decongestant and/or antihistamine will help reduce swelling in the eustachian tube, which is usually a key contributor to middle ear infections. (pseudoephedrine or afrin). Also, tobacco or other smoke is an irritant to the eustachian tubes, so avoid. If no improvement in 24-48 hours, will need to get seen by dr / urgent care / ent. ...Read more

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Which natural treatment can I use for an ear infection on a child who has tubes?

Which natural treatment can I use for an ear infection on a child who has tubes?

None available: A kid who has puss draining from tubes & into the ear canals will require antibiotic drops or oral medication or both. Clear drainage does not require treatment. ...Read more

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Is colloidal silver safe to use? Would any of ou recommend your patients using it for let's say a sinus infection? Thanks for your input.

Is colloidal silver safe to use?  Would any of ou recommend your patients using it for let's say a sinus infection?  Thanks for your input.

Silver: Topically it is ok. Ingesting it in very tiny doses seems ok too but I have seen slate grey people who have taken too much by injection or orally in the past. This is called argyria. Be careful with it. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Any home remedies for an ear ache/start of a possible ear infection?

Earache : earache can be due an ear infection in the middle ear or external auditory canal or can be referred from the throat or teeth. You can try to ease the pain with analgesics such as ibuprofen but please see your Dr. Feel better ...Read more

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Any tips for a person with an ear infection?

Home made drops: If it is your external ear you can make drops with 9 parts alcohol and 1 part whitevinegar. If it your middle ear you may need an antibiotic. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What may people use at home for treating an ear infection obtained by surfing?

What may people use at home for treating an ear infection obtained by surfing?

Alocohol/vinegar: You may prepare a mixture of 1:1 isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar. Put 3-4 drops into each ear 4 times a day for 7-10 days. If you get severe swelling on the entry to the ear canal or if the pain is not improving in 2-3 days, you should be examined, and probably get a prescription medication. Once the infection clears, you may use a few drops of this mixture in each ear to prevent infections ...Read more

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I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for an eye infection?

I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for an eye infection?

No!: There are no roots or herbs to treat eye infections. I have heard of some non-medicinal "cures" for eye infections, however the danger is that the infection will get worse and ultimately cause permanent vision loss while waiting for such remedies to be effective. If you think you have an eye infection you should seek an ophthalmologist to help you immediately. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ear and nose infection for a generally healthy person. Please help with what to do?

Ear and nose infection for a generally healthy person. Please help with what to do?

See and ENT doctor: Your description is so non-specific that it is difficult to give you an answer. How long have the symptoms been present? Do you have a hearing loss? How do you know there is an infection? The fact that you are healthy certainly does not prevent you from getting a cold or an ear infection. What you need to do is see a specialist in ENT and get a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear infection and want to get rid of it. what med is best for curing an ear infection?

It depends: Most ear infections are viral and don't need antibiotic therapy. Ibuprofen & acetaminophen may be taken for pain and a nasal decongestant may help reduce congestion and associated ear pain. If the pain lasts more than 2-3 days, it's best to have your ears checked by a doctor, who would advise to continue supportive therapy or Rx antibiotics, depending on your ear exam. ...Read more

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What is good for sinus infection besides taking an antibiotic. Anything good to spray in your nose?

What is good for sinus infection besides taking an antibiotic. Anything good to spray in your nose?

Decongestants: Such as otc Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine in addition to saline nasal sprays and otc antihistamines such as fexofenidine will help with the symptoms so long as there is not medical contraindication or significant interaction with other medication you are taking. May want to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get sinus migraines and would like to try a homeopathic remedy. Can you recommend one that would help with the pain/pressure ?

I get sinus migraines and would like to try a homeopathic remedy. Can you recommend one that would help with the pain/pressure ?

Recommendation: I applaud you for trying to avoid antibiotics at first but whatever you try if you don't improve see your MD for more advice tailored you your needs. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-11/home-treatments ...Read more

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What can I use to treat Mollescum? please recommend a home remedy or OTC if possible. Its spreading

What can I use to treat Mollescum? please recommend a home remedy or OTC if possible. Its spreading

Difficult: No regimen has proven highly effective. Based on large review of several studies; the combination of povidone iodine and topical salicylic acid had some benefit. A physician can perform cryotherapy, which has better change of working. Otherwise, expect resolution in about 2 months. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more