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Lavender For An Ear Infection And Sore Throat

Author: Becky L.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 08-01-2006
Views: 4,463
Word Count: 223
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1625-OR

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My 14 year old son woke up at 3:30 AM one day with severe pain in his ear, side of his face and throat. He had been having some sinus congestion prior to that, and I was suspecting that he may be getting an ear infection from that. Not wanting to go to an ER, I decided to use the oils again. This time I used Lavender on a cotton ball, and placing it in each ear till morning. His temp was up over 103, so I also used Peppermint (diluted as it is too warm for my kids) on his chest and back.

He did get back to sleep, when before I could not even touch his face gently. When he woke 3 hours later, his pain was much decreased. We changed the cotton balls three times that day and continued with them in his ears. Temp was down and did not need further Peppermint. By evening he was much better. All symptoms gone in a day and a half, with no recurrence.

Lavender has been wonderful for my kids and sore throats also. Either one drop rubbed onto the front of the neck, or, if they don't want to smell like the Lavender, one drop in a small glass of water also works.

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