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Old 08-09-2006, 07:35 PM   #11
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I was going to say breastmilk if you are breastfeeding---or garlic!

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Someone said breastmilk in the ear will help ear infections on the "What can breastmilk do" thread. We will be trying that if my DS ever gets another one.

breastmilk is our cure-all around here and I have used it twice on ear infections (not just red eardrum) and cured it right up no prob. In fact, Claire was sleeping better after the first time I dripped some in.
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Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!!
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I use ten drops of tea tree in about the same amouint of olive oil with great success over the last few years
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:18 PM   #15
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Re: Tried & true natural methods for battling ear infection?

Ear candling can also work - I'll see if I can find a link that would explain it better than I probably will

ETA: http://www.tcnaturals.com/ear_candles/benefits.html

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Re: Tried & true natural methods for battling ear infection?

Wow, ear candling sounds like a great method...and I'd never be able to try it with ds2, but it seems like it'd work wonders...makes a lot of sense!

I'm lucky that he'll actually sit down to eat, there is no way I'd be able to actually do some kind of procedure with his head.

Thanks for informing me of this method though, I can see being able to use it on ds1 or maybe when ds2 gets older.
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Another support for the tea tree oil remedy...it really works
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so olive oil...would it be like what i have in my cabinet for cooking? Or is there a special olive oil to buy to use for medical purposes?
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Cooking olive oil is what you use.
I always crush a clove of garlic into a bit of olive oil and heat it on the stove until it's reather hot (but not sizzling, or smoking or cooking the garlic yet). Then I let the oil cool to just barely luke warm, strane out the garlic (realy well) and use a dropper to put 1-3 drops of the oil in the ear. My mom did this all through my childhood and I didn't have an antibiotic until I was 19 (I was rarely sick at all though). It really helps, and dulls the pain too.

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The olive oil I have is extra virgin olive oil with some canola oil in it as well....i honestly know nothing about this, I probably can't use that, can I?
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