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How Can You Tell if You have an Ear Infection

Ear infections can do more than harm our hearing. These infections could also bring up difficulty sleeping, vomiting, sore throat, and general irritability. These symptoms, which can occur in adults, are more prevalent in babies and young children, who have immune systems still in their developing stages.

They can start with the common cold, flu, or allergies, which also means the fall and winter seasons is when there are more infections. These all can block nasal and throat passages, which can affect the ear. When air has trouble reaching the ear through tubes, then inflammation can turn into a throbbing pain. An infection can also happen when bacteria-laced fluid goes through these tubes.

How can you tell if you have an ear infection? If you are having difficulty hearing, then fluid might have already built up in your ear. You could use a cotton swab and insert gently into the ear, and if some fluid appears on the swab, then there could be an infection.

Take advantage of natural health products to help ease the pain of this infection, such as herbal teas and drinks high in vitamin C.


Words from our In House Expert

dr.-dave-bordered.jpg  Dr. Dave States: Ear infections almost always start as ear impaction and overall congestion with no draining allowed through the Eustachian tube.  Dryness is a common thing that is a problem with children who do not sleep in a wet climate.  Chiropractic adjustments are a key to opening proper pathways to the ears and canals.  Many different ointments and tinctures are specifically used for ear infections.  Homeopathies and essential oils are also effective in eliminate the constant fluid buildup in the ear canal.  Ear candles are a great way to clean out the ear.  Also hydrogen peroxide in very small amounts in the ear also helps to dry it out.

 

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