Homeopathic Remedies for Swimmer's Ear
Three great single remedies, Hepar sulph, Pulsatilla and Silica, combine to make this the perfect remedy for relieving simple ear noises and pain caused by congestion, swimming or bathing. Whether the blocking agent is excess mucus, water, wax or other matter does not matter with this remedy. These single remedies are all available individually as well in potencies 6x, 12x, 30x, 30c or 200c.
Here’s how the individual remedies work:
Hepar sulph has a knack for loosening and opening up congestions - ear problems, sinus troubles, coughs and skin sores included. For ears, it specializes in painful, sensitive ears that may throb, roar or have whizzing sounds, especially if sensitive to wind and better for warm applications. In most of its applications the sufferer prefers to be wrapped from head to toe and may have a weakness toward infections, sores and congestions.
Pulsatilla offers ears that feel stuffed up, especially at night, a welcome release. These ears my be worse on the right side, and suffer with drawing pain and fluttering noises. It may be better known for turning off night coughs that force you to sit up, but Pulsatilla's action on ears, colds, headaches, car sickness and a range of other ailments make it the very important remedy. When ailments bring out the weepier, moodier side of you, especially if fresh air is a must even if you are chilly and the wind is cold, you might want a closer look at this remedy.
Silica, the 'grit' cell salt, contributes the most fundamental support for expelling anything, be it water after a swim, splinters, acne, sores, sinus congestion... For blocked ears, it works best on those with roaring noises and sometimes popping sounds that feel better for yawning or swallowing. Silica can do the most for those who lack vital heat, can be easily wearied and are susceptible to skin problems, infections, and congestions especially if malnutrition or too much work was ever a factor.
Gentle drops ease pain, itch, and congestion associated with swimmer’s ear.
Unlike conventional swimmer’s ear treatments that simply dry the ears, Hyland’s Earache Drops work directly to relieve the pain, itch, and congestion associated with swimmer’s ear or earaches due to colds and allergies. No alcohol, no sting, 100% natural, homeopathic and safe for all ages.
Pulsatilla - for ear pain worse at night.
Chamomilla - for restlessness or irritability.
Sulphur - for ear pain with burning sensation.
Calcarea Carbonica - for throbbing, pulsing pain in ears.
Belladonna - for fever and inflammation.
Lycopodium - for pain and congestion in ears
Treating Swimmer's Ear At Home Is Easy!
When swimmers come across the itchy, annoying and painful symptoms of swimmer's ear, it can result in a trip to the doctor's office for a round of prescription antibiotics and painkillers. But what people don't know is that many of these doctor's visits don't have to be the first line of treatment! According to the Mayo Clinic, self-care steps can be used to treat most cases of swimmer's ear without the use of prescriptions or costly visits to your local doctor's office - good news for those of us who are uninsured or have more important things to do than spend unnecessary time and money at the clinic.
Swimmer's ear, or otis externa, is a painful infection of the skin lining the ear canal, often brought on by exposure to water. Four out of every 1,000 people are affected annually by swimmer's ear including children and adults alike, but the risk increases for avid swimmers who are constantly in the water. Also, experts say that once an individual has contracted swimmer's ear, the risk of contracting it again is significantly higher.
To limit the risk of becoming infected with swimmer's ear be sure to:
* Keep your ears dry. Dry your outer ear thoroughly after exposure to moisture from swimming or bathing with a clean towel. Note: never insert your finger or any sharp or hard object into your ear.
* Avoid swimming in polluted water.
If you do develop swimmer's ear, before making a trip to the doctor and turning to prescription antibiotics to deal with swimmer's ear, try following these easy tips to heal the infection at home:
* Place a warm (not hot) heating pad over or against your ear to help reduce pain.
* Keep your ear dry while it's healing. Use earplugs when showering or bathing. Don't swim or clean your ears until the infection is gone.
* Use natural earache treatments such as Hyland's Earache Drops to relieve earache symptoms including throbbing, pulsing pain, burning sensation, and ear congestion.
If after two days symptoms persist, it is recommended that you see a doctor, but these handy tips should help to clear most cases of swimmer's ear and to ensure your next visit to the pool doesn't end with an unnecessary trip to the doctor's office.
1-800 Homeopathy Blog
July 20, 2010 3:06:38 PM EDT
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