Doctors were warned to stop over-prescribing antibiotics years ago. Besides antibiotic-resistant infections, antibiotics can also cause gastrointestinal problems. The majority of kids will get better in 48-72 hours without the use of drugs. During this time you can use some nautural remedies that work very well in treating acute ear infections. Garlic ear drops, breast milk ear drops, and a warm onion compress are great options you can do at home. For specific instructions, check out this article.
Children under chiropractic care often have a lower incidence of ear infections. The American Chiropractic Association says that chiropractic treatment successfully combats ear infections 80% of the time. From my personal experience at our office, no child we have treated has experienced an ear infection while under care. Many of them were experiencing frequent ear infections before starting care.
If you have questions about chiropractic care and ear infections, please contact me, Dr. Deborah Pearson.