Joshua (name changed) was only three years old and he had already spent nearly half of his short life on antibiotics due to almost constant ear infections, or perhaps one persistent ear infection that never really resolved. His parents found that the ear infections that were being treated with antibiotics were never really going away and Joshua’s system was only getting weaker with every round. After awhile, he developed dark circles under his eyes, a chronic runny nose and a frequent cough. He also began to develop more fears, especially around going to daycare. This was perhaps due to his general weakness and his inability to keep up with the other kids. At this point, after noticing no improvement with the use of antibiotics, Joshua’s parents began to do some research into a more natural treatment for ear infections, usually referred to as otitis media.
Parents and pediatricians alike are becoming more and more concerned about the effects of using unnecessary antibiotics on children for ear and other kinds of infections. Overuse of antibiotics can lead to recurring infections, allergies, over-development of yeast and a generally weakened immune system. For these reasons and for many others, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended avoiding the use of antibiotics for viral conditions or mild infections in children whenever possible.
The purpose of antibiotics is to kill harmful bacteria. If harmful invading bacteria were the only organisms killed by antibiotics there would be no problem. Unfortunately antibiotics also kill the beneficial organisms, especially those living in the intestinal tracts of human beings. This offsets the balance of the immune system, eventually throwing a child’s general health into disarray.
In late autumn, Joshua’s parents sought professional homeopathic treatment as a natural treatment for ear infections that continued to recur.
After several months of homeopathic treatment Joshua’s parents were happy to report that although the whole family had gotten the flu and several bad colds over the winter, Joshua had gotten one mild short term fever and had recovered quickly as opposed to being sick for many weeks or more as he had in the past. Happily, in the time since his parents have been using homeopathic treatment for ear infections with Joshua, his energy has increased and the dark circles under his eyes have almost completely disappeared.
As an added bonus, his nightmares are now gone and his fears have been greatly alleviated. These fears and nightmares went away as a natural course of homeopathic treatment. The reason for this is that homeopathy does not address the disease; rather it addresses the general health of your whole child on both a physical and an emotional level. As Joshua’s physical and emotional constitution strengthened, these weaknesses disappeared.
Trust in your child’s innate ability to heal. Know that everyone comes onto this planet with his or her own internal healing mechanism. In most cases we only need to stimulate and support these mechanisms, and health will surely follow.
Pamela Swanson RN CCH RSHom(NA) C.HP Homeopath is located near Orlando, Florida; specializes in homeopathy for children. She welcomes guests from throughout Central Florida who are in need of natural treatment for ear infections for children and also for other illnesses. For further information on homeopathic treatments for children, please contact Pamela Swanson.