Homeopathic Remedies for Earache
Homeopathic remedies are very effective in treating the acute symptoms of earache. Take the appropriate homeopathic remedy immediately when symptoms begin. For chronic ear infections, seek professional homeopathic care. Often dietary changes are needed.
Aconitum: Take at the onset of an earache. The external ear is painful and hot. Hyper-sensitve to music or noise. Fever. Dry cough and congested nose may be present. Very thirsty.
Allium Cepa: There is also a cold. Cold includes a burning, watery, nasal discharge that irritates the nostrils. Slight sore throat that extends to the ears.
Belladonna: Reddened ear, ear canal, or eardrum, and a flushed face. Pains are throbbing, piercing, and extends to the throat. Worse at night. Feels better sitting up than down. Swollen glands. Agitated. Do not use if child has had an earache for more than 3 days.
Chamomilla: Great pain and extremely irritable. Impatient and cannot be consoled. Very sensitive to touch, but like to be rocked or carried. Ears feel stuffed up and may have buzzing inside.
Mercurius: Most common remedy for chronic ear infections. There is pus, burning, and offensive-smelling discharge that is green or sometimes yellow. The pain is worse at night. May have ringing or pulsations in the ear, and the ear pain tends to extend from the throat to the ear. Eruptions may exist behind the ear. May drool a great deal.
Pulsatilla: Child has a cold that turned into an ear infection. Some relief from cold applications. Slight pain during day. Thick discharge may be present. Ears feel stopped up. Sore throat, fever, cough may also be present. Child is gentle, mild, and weepy. More whining than anger. Crying will be sweet and quiet.
Give the appropriate remedy for the symptoms. Dosage: 30 C or 200C 5-8 times a day/ evening. I usually stop giving the remedy when I notice the symptoms calm down…. pain, crying, irritability, etc. Earaches can surface in the middle of the night leaving a parent very concerned (I have been there!). Both my sons had earaches over the years. I have found Aconite, Pulsatilla, Chamomilla, and Belladonna work effectively. We had one earache that was really stubborn. The remedies worked slower than normal, but I keep dosing and eventually the earache subsided. We were BOTH very happy when it resolved. Hope these tips help other parents.
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