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Old 02-19-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Is there a way to keep my DD (6) from getting them? She takes showers.. Doesnt have allergies or a sniffly nose most of the time.

Are there any natural way to "fix" them with out going to the DR?

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Re: ear infections

Does she use a binky/pacificer? If she does, that could contribute to chronic ear infections (did w/Ivy).

For natural remedies, you can use garlic/mullein ear drops. I get mine from mountain rose herbs.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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A mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% alcohol warmed to slightly warmer than room temp, 3-4 drops in infected ear 3-4 times per day will 'cure' and ear infection. The acidity in the vinegar will restore the proper ph balance in the ear. It's worked for us every time!
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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Train her to not get water in her ears. I've never heard of anyone getting ear infections because of showers. And I had chronic ear infections as a kid (until I was 8 and then I still had them, just went down to 2 a year or so), so I have experience with them. You could also get her some ear plugs.
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A mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% alcohol warmed to slightly warmer than room temp, 3-4 drops in infected ear 3-4 times per day will 'cure' and ear infection. The acidity in the vinegar will restore the proper ph balance in the ear. It's worked for us every time!
What kind of alcohol do you use?
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Re: ear infections

We tried everything at one point. But according to dd's ENT some kids/environments are more prone to them. Needless to say dd is on her second set of tubes.
The ear plugs are def a good idea but moisture can still get in even out of the shower.
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chiropractics!!
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:55 PM   #9
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I second chiro adjustments! Worked wonders on my two kids!
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