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7 Different Treatment of Ear infection Problem

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Dr. Radhika AmulrajAcupuncturist • 18 Years Exp.MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
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An ear infection is the most common cause of earaches. The infection in the middle ear very often accompanies a common cold, the flu, or other types of respiratory infections. Ear infections are often painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear. Here we discuss various method and treatment for an ear infection which are safe, easy to adopt, and helpful.

Symptoms of Ear infection

These are common symptoms of ear infection, if you feel one of these symptoms then you can select on the best treatment for ear infection mentioned below:

  1. Ear pain
  2. Tugging or pulling at an ear
  3. Difficulty sleeping
  4. Drainage of fluid from the ear
  5. Diminished hearing
  6. Sore throat
  7. Crying more than usual
  8. Acting more irritable than usual
  9. Loss of balance
  10. Headache
  11. Fever
  12. Loss of appetite
  13. Vomiting
  14. Diarrhea

Causes of Ear infection

It is caused by a bacterium or virus in the middle ear.

Risk factors of Ear infection

  1. Family history
  2. Between the ages of 6 months and 2 years
  3. Babies who drink from a bottle, especially while lying down
  4. During the fall and winter when colds and flu are prevalent
  5. Exposure to tobacco smoke or high levels of air pollution can
  6. American Indians and Inuits of Alaska and Canada

Complications of Ear infection

  1. Hearing loss
  2. Speech or developmental delays
  3. Untreated infections 

Diagnosis of Ear infection

Diagnosis of Ear infection involves the following tests:

  1. Pneumatic otoscope to look into the ear
  2. Tympanometry
  3. Acoustic reflectometry
  4. Tympanocentesis

5 Different Way to Treatment for Ear infection

Various treatments are availble for an ear infection, you can consult experienced doctors according to symptoms to select the right treatment to treat it properly.

  1. Homeopathic Treatment of Ear infection
  2. Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ear infection
  3. Psychotherapy Treatment of Ear infection
  4. Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ear infection
  5. Surgical Treatment of Ear infection
  6. Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ear infection
  7. Other Treatment of Ear infection

Homeopathic Treatment of Ear infection

Homeopathic treatment works to strengthen the health of the child. It helps to reduce severe earache accompanied by a thick colored discharge from the nose or ears. Some of the homeopathic remedies for the treatment of ear infection are:

  1. Aconitum napellus
  2. Belladonna
  3. Chamomilla
  4. Ferrum phosphoricum
  5. Pulsatilla
  6. Silicea

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ear infection

Acupuncture can help local circulation, relieve muscle tension, and reduce inflammation due to virus .this in turn, help earache or ear infections. Acupuncture will help reduce the trend of antibiotic overuse and the development of resistant strains of bacteria.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ear infection

In the allopathic Treatment of Ear infection, over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen is prescribed to relieve pain. Prescription eardrops such as antipyrine-benzocaine (Aurodex) may provide additional pain relief.

Surgical Treatment of Ear infection

Surgical Treatment of Ear infection is called a myringotomy. During this procedure, a surgeon creates a tiny hole in the eardrum that enables him or her to suction fluids out of the middle ear. A tiny tube is placed in the opening to help ventilate the middle ear and prevent the accumulation of more fluids. Some tubes are intended to stay in place for six months to a year and then fall out on their own. Other tubes are designed to stay in longer and may need to be surgically removed.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ear infection

Include lots of anti-inflammatory foods like ginger, garlic, turmeric, cayenne, fish oils, and raw pineapple in your diet. Eliminate foods like fats, caffeine, aspirin, salt, sugar, and fried foods. Eliminate dairy foods which thicken and increase mucus

Other Treatment of Ear infection

Apply cold or warm compresses, depending on what your child is comfortable with. 

Precautions & Prevention of Ear infection

  1. Avoid secondhand smoke
  2. Breast-feed your baby for at least six months.
  3. If you bottle-feed, hold your baby in an upright position
  4. Prevent common colds and other illnesses
  5. Talk to your doctor about vaccinations

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