Causes of Ear Infections Middle ear infections are on the rise. The ailment, also known as otitis media, has become far more prevalent in children throughout the twentieth century, increasing 150 percent between 1975 to 1990 alone. This dramatic...
The purpose of this study was to record the effectiveness of chiropractic care on a child with a history of failed tympanostomy tube surgery and recurrent ear infections.
There are approximately 40% of children who suffer from otitis media...
Once again another study shows that most ear infections disappear on their own if left untreated with antibiotics. It was just published in Sept. 13 issue of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. The...
Many parents bring their children into our office asking us to treat their ear infections. My first response is that the purpose of chiropractic care is not the treatment of conditions or diseases; rather, it is the restoration of normal body...
The Otitis Media Page @ Chiro.Org Parents Sending Kids to the Chiropractor A Welcome Revolution in Ear Infection Treatment! ...
Infants who can be weaned from continuous pacifier use or avoid it completely are less likely to experience ear infections and, probably, other ill effects as well, according to a recent study. 1 Pacifier use was found to cause a 40% increased...
Symptoms of Ear InfectionOne of the most common problems pediatricians see is ear infection. Almost half of all children will have at least one middle ear infection during their first year, and by age three, over two-thirds of all children will have...
Pediatric Ear Infections and Chinese Medicine The Consequences of AntibioticsSeveral years ago, I was one of two participants on a radio program about children's ear infections, the other being a local pediatrician. The interviewer asked each of us...
It is 3am and your child wakes up complaining of ear pain. What can you do?
Ear pain is one of the most common complaints in the pediatric population. Parents exchange frequent stories about the number of times their child has taken a banana or...
Van D. Merkle, DC Says:
Become informed about Prevnar vaccine (PCV7), also known as the pneumococcal strep vaccine, or ear-ache vaccine. The literature does not support its use.
Avoid ALL dairy products, sugar, and congestive type foods....
History: An upset father presented to my office on 4-30-99, with his 9 year old son, who has been having chronic ear infections, Patient's father states that his son has had ear infections for the past 6 years...
Natural Treatment for Ear Infections. Sarrell EM, et al: Efficacy of naturopathic extracts in the management of ear pain associated with acute otitis media. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155: 796-799, 2001. Sarrell EM, et al:...
A landmark study published in Pediatrics has shown that treating ear infections with antibiotics has no benefit when compared to doing nothing (McCormick 2005). In this study 223 children were divided into two groups. One group received antibiotics,...
More and more parents are beginning to look to chiropractors to complement their children's health care. Chiropractic care involves diagnosing spinal misalignments and correcting them by adjusting the spine. A slight pressure is most commonly used...
An experimental therapy that replenishes “good” bacteria appears to reduce recurrences and complications of a common childhood ear infection.
Each year millions of children receive antibiotics for a middle ear infection called otitis media, but...
Cranberries and KidsNew evidence has shown yet another beneficial effect of cranberries. We have known for years that cranberries prevent and treat bladder infections. Taking cranberry extract or drinking cranberry juice can have a significant effect...
I know antibiotics are not good for my baby, but what do I do if he gets an ear infection?
Avoid dairy. Identify food allergens. Try this safe, economical solution!
The treatment of ear infections in this country is a huge problem. Most of...
It has been determined that most ear infections are caused by viruses and the treatment with antibiotics is not helpful and no longer recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mercola, holistic osteopath has this recommendation...
Over a seven year period, there was a 44% increase in recurrent ear infections among preschool children says the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics. The increase was especially ...
Holistic care provides comprehensive treatment for the recurrent or persistent ear problems that are so common in young children. The symptoms of ear infections and fluid collection in the middle ear often begin in a baby’s first year, and they can...