Carol Gilkison, RN,C.
I can remember being a young mom with a child who was ALWAYS having ear infections, so I relate to your situation. Just wish I'd known about herbs and essential oils(God's original medicines in my opinion!) 20 yrs. ago when I was going thru this! Before I go into too much detail, just want to know if you are willing to try complimentary/ alternative medicine? The essential oils kept me well this past winter...did not get my usual 6 weeks of pneumonia/bronchitis. I am also mildly bipolar to the depressed side, and the oils help with the mood,as do the herbs, even tho I take the prescription drugs also. I am very much a believer in Chinese acupressure(fingers,NOT needles!) and have a treatment at least once a month. There is an acupressure treatment for the drainage of the middle ear & sinuses, and even little children find acupressure relaxing. After I learned acupressure, this is the one thing my son would ask for whenever he felt like his head was starting to plug up on him, and he was 4 or 5 years old at that time. By then, he'd just about had it with the docs too. Two things that were helpful for us during that time in our lives...get your kids OFF dairy products and onto soy milk, and LIMIT their egg intake to 3-4 per week. You'll have to read a lot of labels, 'cause eggs are in a lot of the prepared foods that we purchase. A chewable calcium gluconate supplement like the one Eli Lilly makes (500 mg.) can take the place of the milk products. Dairy products stimulate the production of mucus, which of course can be the breeding ground of bacteria in the sinuses and middle ear. Soy milk doesn't to this, and in many ways in actually better for you, but the Dairy Council doesnt want you to know this, so consequently we get brainwashed with the ad, "Got milk?" There is a book: Prescription for nutritional healing a husband/wife team. It will be the best $25.00 you'll ever spend, and you'll learn more from it that you ever will from your family MD. Your family MD probably doesn't know 50% of what's in this book. I've been sooo sick the past 2 months, that I had to find a way to start healing myself, 'cause when the doc told me it was "just my age", a little voice inside of me screamed, "Wrong answer!" If you are interested in the oils/herbs,just e-mail me.