An ear infection brings extreme pain and discomfort to your child. Left alone, an ear infection can lead to serious infection, hearing loss, and possible neurological damage. Some children who exhibit symptoms of an ear infection like tugging at the ear, severe ear pain, and fever may have otitis media or a serious middle ear infection.
Your child does not have to suffer. Here at Sage Homeopathy, we offer the most trusted effective homeopathic treatment for ear infection in Toronto. We have worked for years with young families and have extensive pediatric homeopathic services.
What is Otitis Media?
A middle ear infection often happens between the eardrum and the inner ear. This includes a tiny duct called the Eustachian Tube. Ear infections, in general, have many causes:
- Viruses like Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
- Non-Infected Fluid like pool water
- Use of pacifiers
- Dairy food
- Cold symptoms and runny nose
- Drinking from a bottle in laying down position
An overwhelming number of small children (over 75%) will have otitis media before they turn three years old. Many children will have several episodes of serious ear infections in the same time. While ear infections usually affect young children, even older children can experience serious ear infections.
Ear Infection Symptoms
Ear infections cannot be ignored. They do not heal on their own. A neglected ear infection can lead to a serious infection. Hearing loss, mastoiditis (mastoid bone infection – must go to the emergency room), and neurological damage may result. Additionally, the symptoms can lead to many sleepless nights and hours of pain. Thankfully there are safe homeopathic remedies to alleviate an earache.
Your child may be experiencing a serious ear infection if you see any of these common symptoms:
- Tugging at the ear
- Excruciating pain
- Loss of hearing
- Balance issues
- Pulling at the ear
- Fluid Drainage
Homeopathic Remedies for Earache
Earache starts with pain that occurs in the ear area and may radiate to other parts of the face. In the beginning, you might not see secretion or suppuration. It might begin with inflammation and redness and the child holding the ear with great discomfort. At some point, the eardrum may get perforated and secretion comes out. At that moment the child might feel a relief as the pressure inside the ear is released by the secretion. Depending on the timing when we determine that there is an earache or infection, we can apply different remedies.
There are some remedies that will start acting regardless of the eruption of the drum like Calcarea Carbonica or Chamomile. In Calc. the child will not be too irritated and aggressive but will seek consolation and compassion. In Calc, you might not see suppuration at all and it might be well indicated for recurring episodes of chronic earaches. If there is white discharge then Calc. will be a good candidate. Chamomile is for children that are very irritated and regardless of how you try pacifying them, they will never calm down.
Belladonna, one of the most famous remedies in homeopathy, is the one that we want to keep handy in a drawer. It will work in a matter of minutes when there is a spike of pain and a very high fever. In general, Belladonna acts as an acute remedy and another remedy might be needed to follow up and complete the case.
In cases of thick puss discharge that is worse at night and alleviates by cold applications, the remedy might be Pulsatilla. Pulsatilla may be indicated in cases that there is diarrhea with the earache. In Pulsatilla, the discharges will have a yellow or greenish color.
Another famous remedy is Lachesis Muta. Lach will act in situations that there is throat ache together with the earache. Lach. will be well indicated for earaches that are caused by swimming, diving, or due to exposure to cold air.
Other Remedies and Treatments
There are many more remedies in homeopathy that will act very rapidly on a person that is suffering from earache. Other symptoms that would help to differentiate between the remedies are earache during chewing, drinking, yawning, and more. As you can appreciate, homeopathy can help the person suffering from earaches and there are many remedies to consider as well.
Your child does not need to suffer. At Sage Homeopathy, we will work with you to develop a safe and effective treatment plan. Our remedies are FDA-Approved and regulated by the Canadian government. We base all of our treatments on safe scientific data and natural remedies. Our trained professionals are registered with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario and have studied with leading experts in the field. Together we will develop an effective plan to help your child recover from their ear infection.
When your child has an ear infection, call Sage Homeopathy for safe effective homeopathic treatment. We are excited to offer NEW online video therapy sessions and phone consultations. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer all of your important questions. Help your child feel better today. Call us. We are happy to help you.