Steroids & Antibiotics Failed My Fluid-Filled Ears
Author: Carol A.
Word Count: 421
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9391-OR
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The temperatures in my area swing wildly during the spring and fall. This past fall I had a terrible time with sinus issues.
I caught a cold in October and got through it with RC, Peppermint, and Raven essential oils and Inner Defense gel capsules. However, I ran out of Inner Defense and did not restock since I was beginning to feel better. Big mistake!
The pressure in my ears and the sinus pain began to build, and I just couldn't seem to find an oil in my arsenal that would help. It was also affecting my hearing. "Well, maybe this is a time I need to go to the doctor," I thought.
Reluctantly I went and got some antibiotics, making sure to continue taking Young Living's Life 5 probiotic. After coming to the end of the medication, the pain and pressure weren't much better and began once again to get worse.
Back to the doctor I went. My ears were full of fluid, but there was no infection. (Doctors call this "otitis media with effusion.") The pain and pressure were wearing on me. The doctor gave me a prescription of steroids for the inflammation that was preventing the fluid from draining. The next step would be a specialist. I reluctantly took the steroids, but they were still no help.
So I turned earnestly to finding a solution with the oils. I found a testimonial here that described a situation that was similar to mine. That person used Thieves on the throat and Purification around the ears. It never dawned on me to use Purification.
Well, I started diffusing it by my bed at night and put it on a cotton ball placed in the "well" of my worst ear and around my ears several times a day. I used a carrier oil with it because my skin is sensitive to Lemongrass, which is in the Purification blend. I put Thieves in a vegetable capsule and took two of those a day.
Within a day or two the fluid began to drain, and the pain and pressure were relieved. AND I could hear clearly again! I continued this routine for a couple of weeks.
There is a time to go to a doctor, and everyone has to decide that for themselves. I did go to the doctor, but, for me in this instance, the oils were the best solution. Next time I will make sure to stock up on Inner Defense, and I'll not stop searching for a solution with Young Living Essential Oils for whatever ails me.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: eustachian, earache, drainage, eardrum.
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