Weekly Remedies: Ear Infections
We are speaking about ear infection and its remedies. The first remedies is Pulsatilla. There is pain behind the ear drum and it is pushing out. Most of all the child is very clingy, won’t leave you an inch. That is how you will know to give Pulsatilla. I have seen the remedy help the pain within minutes. Though we covered this remedy before but it is worth repeating. Keep in mind to repeat the remedy frequently. I like to dilute two pellets in up to 4 oz of water, stir and give a sip or two.
The other remedy to think about with ear infections is Silica. The child will be cold. Wants to be covered, even the head while in bed or when walking around. There can a strong odor from the ear. Most of the time the ear infection is accompanied with nasal congestion as this is often an ear infection that is in continuation of the sinusitis.
Our next remedy for ear infection is Hepar Sulphuricum 12C or 30C. This remedy has throbbing pain in the ear soothed by a warm application. Hard to know about throbbing in a child but easy to know whether the child is better with warm (or cold) by just wetting a cloth with hot or cold. Much like Silicae he is very sensitive to cold. Try cold if it does not help try the other but cautious, the child is very sensitive to touch. Does not want the ear touched, in fact this child is sensitive about everything. He seems afraid and anything irritates him, one could say he is ferocious. Remember Bryonia? He gets angry, right? but as long as he is not disturbed he is OK. Well, Hepar is not only ferocious but he will continue to be so even by himself. The pain makes him so.
Silicae 12C or 30C
A must have, lots of people swear by it for ear infections but it is important to know why. Silicae is greatly effective once the infection has taken hold with nasal discharge, fever etc… The child is cold, frail. In fact these children are usually thin. The ear discharge has a unpleasant smell. The child may even develop bad foot odor during this time. The disposition is rather quiet.
Our last remedy for the week is an unusual one. Unlike the wide majority of the remedies I mention here this one may be difficult to find.
The remedy is Rosa damascena (12C/30C). This remedy is recommended at the beginning of hay fever when there is ear canal involvement. In other words, the ear pain comes with (concomitant to) the hay fever. So one may think there is an infection because of the pain or discomfort combined with the discharge/ mucus of the hay fever. So there is a need to differentiate between hay fever and a cold. That should be easy.