Natural remedies for an ear infection in babies?

Hi!
I'm a FTM new the natural healing and in need for an advice.
My 7 month daughter was diagnosed yesterday with an ear infection.
She doesn't have fever her only symptom is fussing and crying. They send her antibiotics for 10 days and I don't want to give her that.
What would help her feel better?

Lixeida Wiseman
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Antibiotics are not evil. Please prevent scarring and potential hearing deficits related to ear infections.

Diane Schmitz
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there's better things to use

Mallory Camacho 3 years

And she probably doesnt have an infection. No fever.

Mallory Camacho 3 years

I'm not sure she have an infection because she doesn't have fever. She's been congested for over a week

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Its doubtful she has anything an antibiotic would treat anyway.

Mallory Camacho 3 years

The best way to find out is by having a health professional look in her ears.

Diane Schmitz 3 years
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Olive oil with garlic simmer. Use the garlic oil and rub in ears.

Mallory Camacho
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Probiotics. And vitamin drops. Elderberry.

Mallory Camacho
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She's on probiotics already would you mind explaining me a little bit more the other options. Sorry I'm new to this

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Im pretty new too. That's my friends comment. Shes my go to person lol

Mallory Camacho 3 years

There's elder berry gummies. Or powders you can mix into stuff.

Mallory Camacho 3 years

Awsome thanks a lot

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Np. Google stuff and find something easy that fits your preference:)

Mallory Camacho 3 years
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My mom and Nana always used warm oil in our ear, I still remember too, after screaming in pain from an earache, when she finally used the oil it was the one & only thing that helped!

ReBecca Bernard
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Would you please explain a little bit better... What oil and how. Sorry I'm new to this

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

They would use warm oil like sunflower oil or olive oil, test it on your wrist first so it's not too hot, lay her on your lap sideways and put oil in ear, then put some cotton on it. Leave sit for a few minutes then drain it by turning to other side.

ReBecca Bernard 3 years

ReBecca how much oil? How many times should I do it?

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

You can't fit much oil in a babies ear so maybe a teaspoon? I only ever needed it once. I'd pay attention to see if her ears are red on either side first or if she pulls on them.

ReBecca Bernard 3 years

Organic Olive oil. Simmer with garlic. Rub it in the ear. I dont ever let it pour into the ear but who knows!

Mallory Camacho 3 years
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Olive oil warmed with garlic, or Mullen, or even juice of an onion!

Jessica Ybarra
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Inside the ear?

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Lixeida Wiseman yes! As long as eardrum is not ruptured. Which you would know and doctor would've told you.

Jessica Ybarra 3 years

Awsome thanks

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Diatomaceous earth

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Linda Hadley
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Good for a baby?

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Yes safe. 1 tsp a day. Don't mix with metal. Detoxes and rebuilds the body after. Being sick

Linda Hadley 3 years

Thanks

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

De isn't going to do anything for an ear infection

Diane Flanagan 3 years

Yes it will. Just try it. The reason it works is cause it kills parasites. And that's why there is a ear infection.

Linda Hadley 3 years
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I always use homeopathic Belladonna 6C. Diluted in bottled water, pound 50 times against a phone book (to re-energize) and give a couple of sips. Usually symptoms disappear with first dose or two. I know some people don't like to give homeopathic Belladonna to young children. Google it.

Roberta Guzman
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Thanks

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Forgot to mention do not use a metal spoon it antidotes the remedy.

Roberta Guzman 3 years

Thanks

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Warm a few spoonfuls of oil (I use olive) and crush a clove of garlic in the oil. Let set for 10 mins. Put two drops of this oil in the ear 3-4 times a day.

Get lavendar oil, mix one drop with a small glob of coconut oil in your hand - run a line from the back of the ear down her neck to her collar bone.

Put some rock salt in a sock, drop in a couple of drops of lavendar oil - tie it off into a loose ball and heat in the microwave until warm (not burning hot). Lay this on the infected side, it will help reduce pain.

And a personal choice I make - to help with pain I give ibuprofen every 6 hours until my baby is no longer showing signs of pain, and I don't wake to medicate in the night. It's also anti-inflammatory so will help in that regard.

Go to a chiropractor for an adjustment if you have one.

This is my ear infection protocol - I have never had to give meds when I use this, and I always follow up with my ped to confirm that it's cleared or isn't bacterial.

Jane Cohen
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Thanks

Lixeida Wiseman
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Chiropractic adjustment along with warmed ear oil. I get kids ear oil from sprouts.

Jessica Gaston
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Chamomilla 30 :2 to 3 doses in water

Phani Cooper
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Our ped had us rub lemon and lavender essential oil behind her ear (diluted in coconut oil) to promote drainage. It always seemed to work. She had 2 ear infections and we did the watch and wait and she never ended up having to take antibiotics. For discomfort I have heard that putting a warm rice sock over the ear can help. I didn't actually try it. Good luck mama!

Katie Steward
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Would you explain the ratio of lemon and oils

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

One or two drops of each in about 2 tsp of coconut oil. We weren't very exact about it, but that's an approximation!

Katie Steward 3 years

If you breastfeed just put a few drops of breastmilk in her ear a couple of times twice a day until it clears up, shouldnt take to long

Charity Cole
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lol did you know that to most of the world. FTM doesnt mean first time mothers. So be careful .... To the rest of the world it means. Female to male

Cypress Stroud
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lol thanks for the info. I really didn't know that English is not my first language

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

I've only ever heard it used as first time mom. I'm sure with use in any mom group people will get the right idea

Michelle Ash 3 years

I alternate between breastmilk and homemade garlic oil in the ears. Also a chiropractor visit to help ears drain.

Rachel Stapleton
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Chiropractor. They said my son had ear infection and pneumonia at the ER wanted me to give him antibiotics but I waited to see chiro and he improved right away. Threw out the antibiotics

Jamie Leonard
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I'm in a really small town at the texas border and I haven't found a good chiropractic.

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

Lixeida Wiseman where in texas

Emily Garland 3 years

Emily Eagle Pass

Lixeida Wiseman 3 years

My son had earaches for months and I've tried every natural route, garlic oil, vinegar, ear oil, onion packs, colloidal silver. Nothing seemed to work. It got so bad I finally had to go get antibiotics. They told me his ear drum popped. At that point after trying everything I could natural and nothing working it best to just use the antibiotics and just detox them afterwards. He got better within 2 days. Just be careful and do your best, if you feel like the natural route isn't working sometimes it's best to give them antibiotics. They said for me to give it to him for 10 days as well and I never. After 3 days I threw them away cuz they helped him enough.

Heather Felix
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Give him colloidal silver to kill bacteria in body, and vivitaminc, probiotics. ONLY after he's done taking the antibiotics. It's very important you don't mix them and do it together.

Heather Felix
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Colloidal Silver X X x

Danielle Andrews
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How much do u give an 11 month old? I read 2.5 ml twice a day but who knows

Melissa Barton 3 years

Melissa Barton Don't Quote me Hun but I'm sure 10PPM is safe for infants... Il try find out X X x

Danielle Andrews 3 years

Sob hubby had me give it to her she has had 3 doses what if I hurt her

Melissa Barton 3 years

Danielle Andrews thank u r saying safe or not safe

Melissa Barton 3 years

Melissa Barton I doubt it will do her any harm Hun, but I'd try check dosage with who you bought this off just to check. I've read few times not recommended for under 1 years old. I gave to my daughter and she was fine. And there are no Warnings on the the Label but I'd check to be safe X X x

Danielle Andrews 3 years
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Chiropractic care helps too

Melissa Barton
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Is she Teething?? X X x

Danielle Andrews
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Yes

Melissa Barton 3 years

I bet that will be the cause of it X X x

Danielle Andrews 3 years

I didn't have a fever and had a horrible ear infection. I was doing natural things but it would only go away for a couple days then come back. I ended up going to urgent care and getting antibiotics. BUT I couldn't afford to get some of the things that may have helped. Just garlic oil, peroxide, and a few other things. Hope your baby feels better soon, ear infections are the worst

Brandy Greenwood
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Garlic oil capsules. I was a nanny for 7 kids. They would get ear infections often. But once we started using garlic oil it was cured quickly.
Garlic oil was all we did aside from cleaning the ears.
You can buy the garlic oil capsules at Walmart. Poke a hole in the capsule and simply squeeze in the ear.

Taylor Whitt
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