Natural Remedies for Baby’s Ear Infections

pediatric doctor examining a sick baby's ear

Ear infections are the most common condition why children see a doctor in their first years of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised its recommendations to pediatricians, asking doctors not to be so quick to prescribe antibiotics, the usual cure, because of the long-term harm that excessive antibiotic use can cause to a person’s immune system.

About 80 percent of ear infections will go away on their own after a few days. And because of what we know now about how harmful heavy antibiotic use can be, many parents are looking for natural ways to cure their babies’ ear infections when a cure is needed.

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How to Tell if Your Baby Has an Ear Infection (and What to Do to Prevent Ear Infections)

Other than well-baby visits, ear infections are the most common reason why parents take their infants to the pediatrician. Ear infections account for nearly half of all antibiotic prescriptions for young children. Ear infections are justifiably a source of great concern for parents. But there are things that can be done to prevent them, and to know if a visit to the doctor is truly warranted, or if your baby may be dealing with a lesser, harmless ailment. The ear structure is divided into three sections: outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. Most infections in babies and young children occur in the Read More