secrets to preventing and treating ear infections

Many children suffer from ear infections prior to the age of 7.  The majority of ear infections in children occur between the ages of 6 to 18 months.  I see a lot of this in my practice  and get asked frequently what is the cause of chronic ear infections and what are the secrets to preventing and treating ear infections.  One of the major causes of ear infections in infants is that their ear canal is angled horizontal as opposed to an adult which is angled anterior and inferior (downward angle), so when the child sleeps any drainage in the ear doesn’t drain down like it does in an adult it just stays in the ear canal without proper drainage.  Also certain vaccinations and dietary choices may contribute strongly to the occurence of ear infections.  The most common treatment is a course of antibiotics but the majority of the time they do not work because children become more resistant to them and not all antibiotics are aimed at treating the type of ear infection the child may have.  So what is the secret to preventing and treating ear infections?  Its simple, first get your child adjusted, studies show that regular adjustments to the upper cervical area can help with drainage and with decreasing the re-occurence of ear infections.  Second, try a garlic solution by crushing fresh clove garlic dissolving it into olive oil and putting a few drops into the ear canal that is infected ( as long as the ear drum is not perforated).  This works quite well.  Also breast milk is highly effective because of the Igg’s and IGA’s, and colostrom found in breast milk is what boosts a child natural immune system.  Lastly, avoiding milk and dairy like products can help prevent and treat ear infections as well.  Most humans are lactose intolerant because we lack the enzyme lactase to digest it properly.  Dairy products can increase mucus production in the throat and ear canal leading to opportunistic infections.  For more information about this please visit us on facebook at KydKyro.com or ask the dr, Dr. Jennifer Rousseau specializes in the care of pediatrics and pregnancy along with women’s health issues.  She has had much success in treating children for ear infections and numerous other disorders.

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