This one is for all the parents! This time of year we see a lot of ear infections in little ones. Below are a couple at home remedies to help ease infection!
If you are nursing, a few drops of breastmilk can do wonders! Breastmilk is loaded with antibodies to help fight illnesses and does wonders against infections and clearing fluids. For stuffy noses or sinuses, place a few drops into the nostril while baby is lying down. For clogged tear ducts or pink eye, put the drops into the corner of the eye (Warm breastmilk may be less of a shock to the little one). For earaches and infections, put a few drops (warmed) into the ear to help soothe and dry up fluids. There’s a reason they call this stuff liquid gold!
I am sure you have heard us tell you many times that garlic is a wonderful natural antibiotic and drainage supplement. This definitely applies to earaches! At the onset of ear pain, place 3-4 drops of warmed garlic oil into the ear. This will help to soothe the pain and dry fluids while fending off any start of infection. Nature Sunshine makes garlic oil in a softgel cap. You can poke a hole with a needle in the softgel cap and put 3-4 drops of the garlic oil in their ear.
When in doubt, there is always Silver Shield! Colloidal Silver is a fantastic and effective natural antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal and so much more. For pink eye, place a drop into the corner of the eye. With an ear infection, drop into the ear. With any kind of respiratory issue, stop by the office to pick up a nasal spray bottle. You can put the silver shield into the bottle and squirt up the nose to get directly into the sinuses and lungs.
At the onset of an ear infection, chiropractic care can do wonders! It helps the little one’s immune system to function properly as well as ensure their ear is draining properly. If it isn’t it becomes very vulnerable for an infection. So if they start complaining about their ear or in infants start tugging on their ear, get them into your local chiropractor! (Or give us a call!)
If you try these or want additional help please do not hesitate to give us a call and remember we have sick visits where we can quickly see your little ones and figure out exactly what it is they are needing!