Homeopathic Remedies For Ear Infection In Babies
Ear infection is the second most common infections in babies. It should be treated in a timely manner as an untreated ear infection may lead to hearing loss or deafness.
Causes of ear infection
Typically, bacterial or viral upper respiratory tract infections precipitate ear infections in babies. A viral infection could also lead to a secondary bacterial infection. The most common causes of bacterial ear infections are pathogens like Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Haemophilus influenzae.
Signs and symptoms
The following signs and symptoms can be seen when children have an ear infection:
- Cold and cough.
- Excessive crying and irritability.
- Grabbing the ear.
- Reduced appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Discharge from the ear, which may be watery, whitish, or yellow.
The healthy way to take care of a child’s ears:
- Ears do not require active cleaning as they are a self-cleaning organ.
- Ears should be cleaned only from the outside.
- No oil, fluid, or object should be put in the ear unless prescribed by a doctor.
- While bathing, water should not enter the ears.
- The ear should be protected from trauma such as slapping on the ear.
Homeopathic treatment for ear infection
Each human being reacts differently to the environment as well as illnesses. Then how can one type of medicine help all beings? Homeopathy follows the principle of “like cures like” and treats each person individually.
Below are a few examples of homeopathic cure for ear infection and the types of babies that benefit from these medicines:
Belladonna is a routinely used homeopathic remedy for ear infection. It is swift as an arrow in its action and quick in its effect. It is best suited for chubby, large-headed babies who cry out in sleep due to an earache. Children who grind their teeth and have a desire to moisten the mouth with no thirst for water, however, a great thirst for cold drinks, can be helped effectively with belladonna. These children may also be sensitive to cold air and oversensitive to pain.
This remedy is suitable for fat, light-haired, and sluggish babies. The babies that can benefit from this remedy are chubby, short-necked, and prone to cold and cough. The symptoms are worse in hot weather. The baby has a tendency to get a cold in the open air. The ears are swollen, with tearing-like pain, and the baby has a thick, yellow, stringy, fetid discharge from the ear.
This remedy is best suited for children with a tendency to eruptions and glandular swellings. The babies are sluggish with lax muscle fibers. The baby smells sour and sweats day and night. The baby has pustules in auditory canal with discharge of fetid pus from the ears.
Homeopathic ear drops for babies
Mullein ear drops are effective when there is pain, inflammation, and itching in the middle ear. These drops help in relieving pain.
Homeopathy has worked wonders be it adult, children or babies. It works without side effects and is easily absorbed. While homeopathy is extremely safe, it is important to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner before beginning homeopathic treatment for ear infection.
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