What's the optimal natural remedy for ear infections in children?

Be careful. Be careful with not treating ear infections in kids by seeing a doctor. There are some theories about psychiatric disorders coming from strep infections in children that were not treated or not treated appropriately.

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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...

What are the best natural remedies for ear infections in children?

None. There are no substances that naturally cure ear infections. The body's immune system may cure itself and when not, antibiotics are needed. No other things have been shown to cure these infections despite claims made. Read more...

Do colds lead to ear infections in children?

Yes. Colds tend to precede the onset of an ear infection in children. This is because a cold causes fluid to develop in the middle ear, that at times may get infected by bacteria or viruses. Ways to decrease your baby's risk of ear infections are: 1) avoid smoke exposure, 2) try to limit pacifier use in those prone to ear infections, and 3) avoid having your baby drink milk laying down flat. Read more...
Yes. Colds, or upper respiratory infections, can cause congestion leading to ear infections. Read more...
Yes. Colds ( upper respiratory infections) are generally the trigger for ear infections in kids. Other factors are in play such as ear anatomy and the immune system, but without the virus or bacteria, infection is hard to come by. Read more...

Is there a correlation between milk intelorance and ear infections in children?

No. There is no relationship between milk protein intolerance and ear infections. However, there could be a relationship between milk allergy, of which increased mucus production can occur (rhinitis) and ear infection as a complication of the resultant eustachian tube dysfunction (the tube connecting the throat and the ear does not function properly). Read more...

Is a combination of amoxillin with clavulanic acid and metronidazole effective and advisable for the treatment of ear infection in children. Doctor.?

Should work. If prescribed by a doctor, those drugs would be a strong combination against a routine ear infection. Read more...
This is overkill . From my vantage point. The amox/clav would be a good single med for this issue & unless there was another issue being treated i'm not sure what the Metronidazole is for. It the kid had giardiasis or c.Difficile in addition to the ear infection i could see the combination. Read more...
No we do not. Use Metronidazole for ear infections! there are other good choices of antibiotics available.Unless your child is also under treatment for another condition that requires metronidazole. Read more...

Good home remedy for ear infection?

Depends. There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. Read more...

I have ear infection and not treated for 3 months, what to do for treatment?

Chronic OM. After 3 months, your infection is considered chronic and more difficult to treat. Your primary care provider should be able to provide some treatment options to you, or refer you to an ENT specialist. Read more...