Ear infections are usually caused by viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens. Some of the more common symptoms of ear infections include drainage of the ear, ear noises, fever, hearing loss, itching and discomfort of the ear or ear canal, nausea, vomiting, chills and diarrhea. Ear infections can affect adults and children, though they are far more common in children.
It’s always important to see a doctor for ear infections, especially since antibiotics are often necessary. However, there are remedies that can be used in addition to any medical treatments to help with ear infections and their symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are a good way to help improve ear infections, speed up the healing process and relieving some of the specific symptoms of ear infections.
The homeopathic remedy known as lycopodium works well for ear infections that affect the right ear but not the left. This homeopathic treatment works best for ear infections that worsen in the evening and feel relief with warm applications. Often times those that will benefit from this homeopathic treatment have an upset digestive tract or flatulence.
The homeopathic remedy known as silica (also known as silicea) works well for ear infections that affect children that are thin or underweight. This homeopathic treatment works best for children that have a weak immune system. This homeopathic treatment works best for chronic ear infections, but also works well for acute ear infections.
The homeopathic medicine known as lachesis works well for ear infections that affect the left ear, but not the right. This homeopathic treatment also can be taken for an ear infection that begins in the left ear but then moves to the right ear as well. This homeopathic treatment works best for ear infections that feel worse with warm applications, and throughout the night.
The homeopathic medicine known as chamomilla works well for ear infections that affect children and cause them to become angry and irritable. Often times children that will benefit from this treatment tend to cry and scream because of their ear infections. This homeopathic treatment works especially well for ear infections that occur while the child is teething.
Homeopathic remedies can be found at many natural and organic based food stores.They can also frequently be found at vitamin shops, as well as online. Although homeopathic remedies do not require any prescription, it is always best to see a licensed homeopath beforehand to have the best suited homeopathic medicine selected. Although it is very rare there can also be allergic reactions to homeopathic medicines.