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Ear Infections In Children


Author: Wendy P.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 09-08-2005
Views: 7,731
Word Count: 182
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 945-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have been using Young Living oils since the older of my two boys was a baby. I started diffusing Lavender and felt that it really supported our health. The boys have always been so healthy, hardly a sniffle, and I don't recall either one having a bad cough. Each of them has had one ear infection, and it seemed to follow a time when I grew complacent and had backed off the oils for a while. Tried antibiotics with the first one, but he didn't want it and wouldn't cooperate. Gave that up and used a drop of Lavender on a cotton ball which I'd tuck in the ear at naptime and again at bedtime (while asleep--two year olds don't like cotton stuffed in their ears :) I did this for two-three days. When my younger son came down with an ear infection, I went straight to the Lavender. Both times, I took them back to the Pediatrician a week later and all was well. What a super alternative to having them choke down antibiotics.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: 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: 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
3.Associated topics: 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
4.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
7.Associated topics: sleep — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
8.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link

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