how to naturally get rid of ear infections… fast!

photo-29This week my entire family came down with a minor cold that left us functional, but groggy, for a few days.

I made chicken soup with bone broth twice, we doubled up on probiotics, the boys and I drank a bit more kombucha than normal and the grown-ups helped ourselves to oregano oil. These things are our go-to’s when we get sick, and always help us knock things out pretty quickly.

It seemed we were on the mend until Tuesday night when my 2 year old hardly slept a wink. The poor guy ended up in bed with us, and tossed and turned, seeming so uncomfortable, all night.

It wasn’t until the next morning when we were all a bit more human awake that I realized my boy had a major ear ache.

I will say, life is so much easier once your kids can communicate. When I asked what hurt he would say “ear owe-ee” in the most pitiful voice ever. Super sad? Yes. Super helpful? Yes.

In general, we deal with most ailments and sicknesses at home with natural remedies within a few days. It’s a rare occasion for us to head to the doctor, but I’m so thankful to have a wonderful pediatric naturopath here in town who sees us when we need him.

I was tempted to call him, but decided to administer some garlic oil in his ears first. He was in a lot of pain, so wasn’t up for laying on his side for a solid 30 seconds so I could put in the drops.

My garlic oil didn’t smell very potent, so I headed to the co-op in hopes of finding something a bit stronger. Thankfully, I came across this Mullein Garlic Oil, which I will from here on out refer to as Magic Juice.

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I got home, and my husband helped me hold our son down (it was a bit dramatic), and I placed 2 drops in the ear. We kept him on his side for 30 seconds for it get down his ear canal.

Within 5 minutes he was crashed out on me for a solid hour.

When he woke up, he was fever free and showing zero signs of an ear infection.

No pain, no tears, no tugging on his ears…. see what I mean when I say Magic Juice?

So while I could try my hand again at some homemade garlic oil, I’m happy to invest the $10 dollars in something that worked to quickly effectively.  Considering my kids haven’t had many ear infections in the past, this bottle will last us well over a year.

Here are a few links from our Amazon store of natural (affordable) supplements we use often to ward off sickness.  We keep these things stocked in our cupboards, and consider them a great investment… way cheaper than several doctors visits.

I hope you find this helpful, and know that I was blown away with how fast this Mullein Garlic Oil worked.

Cheers to not wasting winter being sick indoors!

-Abby

 

 

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