Homeopathic Remedies for Ear Infections
Homeopathic remedies for ear infections provide a safe alternative to antibiotics. Unlike antibiotics, homeopathic remedies help support and increase immune function and can provide pain relief. Most ear infections are a result of a viral infection, such as a cold.
Herbal and vitamin remedies may be used to treat and support the immune system. Heat application, salt compresses, pain relief medications and the elimination of dairy may also be implemented.
Treatment generally lasts two to three days. Vitamins may be continued after treatment to support immune system health. Some herbal treatments may not be intended for long-term use.
Homeopathic remedies to treat minor ear infections provide an alternative to antibiotics. Caution should be exercised, while most ear infections are minor, they can be a result of something more serious, such as bacterial meningitis.
Elderberry, Vitamin C, and Echinacea are taken orally to help fight against viruses and stimulates the immune system. Mullein or garlic oil drops may also be used in the ear. Warm compresses help increase circulation and a salt compress can help provide relief along with ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Seek the advice of a health care practitioner before starting any treatment regimen, especially for babies and children. A discharge of fluid or blood may be the result of a ruptured or perforated eardrum. Drug interactions or allergies may occur when using herbal remedies. Recurrent ear infections may result in hearing loss.