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Steroids & Antibiotics Failed My Fluid-Filled Ears

Author: Carol A.
Date: 02-26-2014
Views: 6,148
Word Count: 454
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9391-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 7

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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 the RC and Raven oil blends plus Peppermint. I applied several drops neat (2-4) to my ears and neck. I also used 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. I thought maybe this is a time I need to go to the doctor.

Reluctantly I went and got some antibiotics, making sure to continue taking the Young Living 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 2-4 drops of the Thieves oil blend on the throat and a few drops of the Purification oil blend around the ears. It never dawned on me to use Purification.

I started diffusing the Purification blend 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 2-4 drops of 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.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: auditory, cochlear, deaf, deafness, drainage, drum, drums, ear infection, earache, eardrum, eardrums, eustachian, otitus, tympanic, tympanitis.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hearing,ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: sinus-infection — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: hearing,ears — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
4.Associated topics: hearing,ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis),ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
5.Associated topics: sinus-infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
6.Associated topics: sinus-infection — "The result for the primary end point was validated by the amelioration of the following secondary end points: headache on bending, frontal headache, sensitivity of pressure points of trigeminal nerve, impairment of general condition, nasal obstruction, and rhinological secretion.... In patients with acute nonpurulent rhinosinusitis, timely treatment with cineole [a.k.a. eucalyptol... found in eucalyptus, camphor laurel, laurus nobilis, tea tree, mugwort, basil, wormwood, rosemary, sage, and cannabis] is effective and safe before antibiotics are indicated."Link
7.Associated topics: ears — "Ginger root reduced the induced vertigo significantly better than did placebo."Link

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