Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ear Infection Remedies For Adults

Quite honestly, what type of relief you are seeking depends completely on your personal circumstances. You could be looking for ear infection remedies because you currently have one, believe you have one, just got over one and never want to do it again or you know someone writhing in pain from one and you're all about prevention. No matter, what you'll soon learn will help regardless.

I want you to forget the usual and overly promoted ear infection remedies, like antibiotics, ear candles and more. What you need to get your ear, and surrounding areas, some relief and some help. There are things that do this and you don't need a prescription. Do as you wish, but I can save you some time and recommend Anistil to prevent and treat ear infections. I can also tell you that it's affordable, which, for me, is an added relief as I don't want to spend a tremendous amount of money, although I'll invest in what's best for me.

What makes Anistil different is that, in one shot, it gives your body what it needs to treat the infection and relieve the symptoms, while the infection is being killed off by your now powerful immune system (thanks to Anistil). There are anti-inflammatory properties that address and eliminate discomfort and, unlike prescriptions, you don't need more drugs to counter the side-effects. Few ear infection remedies really equate to antibiotics, as most are viral and a strong immune system can eradicate them.

Anistil is the remedy helping adults overcome ear infections and prevent new ones. No side effects and good for your overall health as well. I can't imagine you'd look for anything else, not if you know the truth about ear infections, so I'll leave you with a parting tip to keep in mind that your health is most important and Anistil knows that too.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ear Pain Home Remedies For Children

Ear Pain Home Remedies For Children
Ear Pain Home Remedies For Children
So your child is keeping everyone awake with his crying, and you're desperate to find ear pain home remedies that work. If it makes you feel better, know that other parents are going through the same thing you are!

Do you know that middle ear infection is the number one reason for trips to the pediatrician's office Roughly two-thirds of children come down with at least one infection before they turn three years old. For many parents, especially those whose babies have never suffered ear infections before, the experience can be very frightening. Their baby cannot tell them what's happening and they cannot see what's wrong.

Pediatricians used to prescribe antibiotics routinely for ear problems. Not so today. Now, pediatricians prefer waiting 72 hours before prescribing antibiotics. What do you do while your child goes through the wait and see period of 72 hours?

Some parents ease their child's pain by giving them ear pain home remedies. There are many that are gentle, effective, and completely safe to use. Here are some of them.

1. Drop two to three drops of onion juice onto your child's affected ear.

2. Put one or two drops of warm olive oil on each ear.

3. Put a cup of rice or salt inside a large sock. Warm the sock in the microwave for and then place it outside your child's aching ear for 10 minutes.

4. Put a warm (NOT hot!) compress next to the affected ear. Leave it there for 10 minutes. You may also use warm bottled water instead of hot compress.

5. Elevate your child's mattress -- this will help clear the drainage. Keep in mind, though, that you should not use pillows to prop up your child's head.

6. Let your child sip water frequently. This can help open up the Eustachian tube.

Don't "white-knuckle" your way through your child's pain. Try these ear pain home remedies and ease your child's suffering!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Constant Ringing in the Ears - Where Does Tinnitus Come From?

Constant Ringing in the Ears - Where Does Tinnitus Come From
Constant Ringing in the Ears - Where Does Tinnitus Come From
As people age, they sometimes begin to hear a constant ringing in the ears. This is typically caused by a condition called tinnitus. However, you don't have to be "getting up there" to experience it. It can happen at any age, for variety of reasons. Tinnitus means you have a problem with ear health.

The "ringing"can also resemble a hum, buzz, hiss, whoosh or many other sounds. These sounds don't come from outside your ears. They're actually the result of some problem in your auditory system.

It's impossible to figure out exactly how many people suffer from constant ringing in the ears. Guesses generally range from as low as 8 million to as high as 40 million. Perhaps 33 percent of all adult Americans suffer from tinnitus at some time in their lives. As many as 1 person in 6 may seek medical evaluation or treatment for it.

Constant ringing in the ears varies from person to person. It may be barely noticeable, or it may be intense. For some people, it is so loud and so persistent it interferes with daily activities. It can become extremely difficult to focus and concentrate. It can even be hard to sleep.

Unfortunately, there are no medications you can take to cure tinnitus. Constant ringing in the ears is a symptom of some other disorder, not a disease in itself. Therefore, the key to getting relief is diagnosing and treating the cause.

What Causes Constant Ringing in the Ears

Sometimes the underlying cause is not hard to diagnose. It can result from a hard knock on the head or face, being subjected to an unusually loud noise, a tumor in the vicinity of an ear, or even impacted ear wax.

Sometimes, some other medical condition will contribute to tinnitus. Among these are anemia, kidney problems, high blood pressure or hypertension, and allergies. People who are exceptionally tired or under a great deal of stress seem to be at higher risk. Taking too much aspirin has also been identified as a possible cause.

However, diagnosing the causes of tinnitus can be difficult for your doctor - even for a specialist. Tests and evaluation procedures are available, but they don't always provide an answer.

You can depend on one thing though. It's very rarely "just your imagination" as some uninformed people may try to tell you.

What Options Do You Have For Relief?

The initial step toward finding relief from constant ringing in the ears is getting an evaluation by an audiologist. Make an appointment with one who is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Once a diagnosis has been made, you have some options, including

*appropriate medications and vitamins

*hypnosis and biofeedback therapy

*devices known as "tinnitus maskers." These can provide relief from the constant, disturbing sounds of tinnitus. Maskers are like hearing aids. They fill your ears with more pleasant sounds which cover up or reduce the annoying ringing, humming, etc.

You should be aware, however, that certain strategies will work for some people. For others, nothing seems to be useful.

If you're one of the millions who suffer from tinnitus, you can take advantage of many groups and organizations dedicated to providing you with beneficial resources.

Above all, understand that having tinnitus isn't necessarily a sign that you're going deaf. But constant ringing in the ears should prompt you to visit a qualified audiologist as soon as possible for a diagnosis.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ear Ringing Tinnitus - Stop The Noise

Ear Ringing Tinnitus - Stop The Noise
Ear Ringing Tinnitus - Stop The Noise
When you hear a constant ringing in the ear, and it won't go away, more than likely, you have ear ringing tinnitus.  If the sounds you hear last only for a few seconds or minutes, tinnitus is unlikely.  Most people will occasionally experience occasional noise in the ear, such as a roaring, buzzing, hissing or tinkling.  These ringing noises are commonly found in people older than 40 years old.  Men are more prone to have buzzing ears than women.  Hearing loss as you age is said to be one of the main causes of this condition.  Sometimes it can be heard in both ears and it may be indicative of other ear canal disorders. 

How to stop ear ringing tinnitus for good:

You may or may not need medical attention.  It depends on the perseverance & permanence of the ringing along with other variables such as, how extreme the ringing is and what precipitated the buzzing ears in the beginning.  In most cases the ringing in the ear may be more of a nuisance than a serious problem.  The good thing about it is that it is not a disease but perhaps a warning about another condition in the ear canal.

In today's noisy world it is very easy to damage the inner ear by being exposed to constant loud noise in our daily lives. It is thought that there are over thirty six million who suffer from a ringing in the ears. The condition is hard to describe as everyone will interpret the sounds differently but it can in some cases lead to insomnia. There are some who suffer with a 'chronic ringing' and some just hear mild sounds almost so low that they can sometimes block them out.

The best way to avoid damaging your ears is to always wear ear plugs when attending a loud concert or show, and be aware of the dangers they do say prevention is better than a cure.

If for an example, when you are in a sound proof booth, body noises are more noticeable, because outside sounds is diminished.  There are four sections of the ear that this ringing can occur; the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain.  You are more aware of these ear ringing tinnitus noises when ear wax or a foreign matter blocks the background sounds from the outside.

Did you know that
Loud earphones can lead to ringing in the ear if they are played at loud levels within the ear.

An ear infection can cause buzzing ears along with fluid and infection.  Loud ringing noises are one of the most common causes of ear hums as you sometimes experience at work.   These loud noises in the ear may also cause damage to hearing & ear canal.  In your everyday environment excessive noise, such as firearms and high intensity music, may have lasting and damaging effects to your ears.

There are some medications, especially antibiotics or large amounts of aspirin for an example that may cause ear ringing tinnitus.  Also allergy, high or low blood pressure, a tumor, and a head or neck injury can generate this ringing in the ear. Most of the time ear ringing tinnitus that is sporadic or intermittent does not require medical treatment.  Nevertheless you may find the best results with a homeopathic treatment for ear ringing tinnitus.

Ear Infection Cures - The Natural Way

Ear Infection Cures - The Natural Way
Ear Infection Cures - The Natural Way
Ear Infections can be extremely painful for young children and often parents feel stressed and unclear about what to do when their son or daughter is in pain.  Antibiotics have long been the treatment offered by medical specialists.  However, recent studies have concluded using antibiotics does not offer much help with this painful pediatric condition.  Moreover, the use of surgically implanted tubes does not seem to help either.  
In order to take care of the child with frequent ear infections, a parent needs to seek the cause of the problem and not treat the symptom.  Fortunately, terrific alternative therapies abound for this common condition.

There are 10 basic treatments a parent should follow to help a child overcome childhood ear infections.

1. The child should be checked by a chiropractor to see if misalignment in the bones of the neck exists.  Then have the     misalignments corrected.

2. Take the children off all dairy products-they are mucous forming and will drive mucous into the inner ear.

3. Take the child off refined sugars including sugar, corn syrup, corn sweeteners, turbinado sugar, brown sugar, honey, and others-sugar weakens the immune system.

4. Take all trans-fats and hydrogenated fats out of the diet.  They cause inflammation of the ear tube.

5. Give the child a supplement with vitamin C and zinc.

6. Give the child echinacea, garlic, and colostrum.

7. Have the child wear a hat that covers his ears daily in the cold weather.

8. Use homeopathic eardrops to soothe the ears.

9. Use warm compresses on the ears to soothe the ears.

10. Keep her head out of the water so fluid cannot move up into the ears.

As a child begins to get well again when following these steps, it is not uncommon for him to become sick a couple of times and fight the infections without antibiotics.  This is good for a child's immune system to fight infections without turning to antibiotics.  Let your child have a fever.  It's good for her.  Fever helps to fight infection.  Let your child rest and become well.  If she loses her appetite when sick, cease intake of food or supplements until the appetite returns.  If your child is in pain, use homeopathic eardrops made with arnica and belladonna to relieve the ear pain.

If you follow these helpful steps, your child will become well again.

Cure Ringing Ears - Home Remedies Will Work Better For You For Tinnitus Than Confused Doctors

Cure Ringing Ears - Home Remedies Will Work Better For You For Tinnitus Than Confused Doctors
Cure Ringing Ears - Home Remedies Will Work Better For You For Tinnitus Than Confused Doctors
If you are suffering from ringing, hissing, or buzzing in the ear when there is no noise like that around you, then you could be suffering from tinnitus. This situation could be very serious and can really put a strain on your everyday life. The situation can get worse over time, so if you are just starting to get this disorder, then you need to learn the cause of it so it does not get any worse.

Ringing of the ears, or tinnitus can be a very difficult thing to live with. It can even get bad enough that you can develop permanent hearing loss. It may interfere with your sleep, your job, and your general wellness.

But, there are treatment options that you can use to help with this ear disorder. The most successful treatments seem to come from home remedies. Because doctors are still confused about how to treat tinnitus, you are better off saving yourself trips back and forth to the doctors office by using these proven remedies.

Tinnitus is usually caused by over exposure to loud noise. Some of the people that are most prone to this condition are musicians, construction workers and people who listen to their MP3 players to loud. If you fall into any of those categories, you may want to do something's to prevent it from getting worse.

One thing you can do is buy yourself some earplugs. While this is not going to solve the problem, it will keep if from getting any worse.

If you want to actually cure ringing ears, then I would suggest following the thousands of others who have used home remedies with great success.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Do You Know the Symptoms of an Inner Ear Infection?

Do You Know the Symptoms of an Inner Ear Infection?
Do You Know the Symptoms of an Inner Ear Infection?
You could begin to notice some loss of hearing and this will be because of a blockage in the ear. You could also experience tinnitus [ringing in the ears] plus a feeling of fullness and pressure.

If the hearing loss is in a child you will probably notice that they will need the TV turned up or they might not answer or come to you when you call. They could appear as though they are not paying attention at school, but all of this could be because they are not hearing so well.

Mostly ear infections seem to come after flu or a bad cold and can possibly be accompanied by a fever.

If you find that the pressure inside your ear has built up to such an extent that the eardrum has burst, you will notice a thick yellow mucus draining from the ear. This may seem quite frightening but you shouldn't get too uptight about it, the eardrum is quite capable of healing itself.

Also because of the pressure when the tubes in your ear become blocked you could feel quite sick and dizzy. Strangely your eyes can be affected by this condition, they can seem to drift sideways before they move back into focus. Symptoms of inner ear infection, altogether a rather nasty and debilitating feeling but not life threatening.

Middle ear infections seem to mostly hit small children under six years of age. Usually after that age they will grow out of having these infections and should be alright as they are growing up, having no lasting problems.

The reason for children being so susceptible is because their tubes from ear to nose are naturally quite small and easily get blocked.

The best thing to do when children exhibit symptoms of inner ear infection is to watch and wait, the situation can clear up without any help from you, but if this is not the case then naturally you need to consult your doctor.

The pain from this affliction can be quite sharp but will not necessarily be accompanied by fever.

Mostly this inflammation and infection occurs just behind the eardrum. The Eustachian tube becomes blocked and is not ventilated properly meaning that fluids cannot drain through and out through the nose.

Ears normally produce a small amount of fluid, this is quite natural and you shouldn't even notice when it drains down your throat.

When you get such a blockage it could be due to a respiratory infection, blocked sinuses or even adenoidal problems.

If you have had a cold, the Eustachian tube, which drains any fluid from the ears into the throat, becomes swollen and blocked with mucus/catarrh. Because the fluids are not draining away properly they can become quite nasty and germs can build up as a result of this.

These inner ear infections can last for quite a few weeks before they really clear up, if they continue beyond this then you obviously need to see your doctor.

Ear Cleaning Tips

Ear Cleaning Tips
Ear Cleaning Tips
Tip #1: If you already use Q-Tips, then be sure to hold the Q-Tip 1 inch away from the cotton tip that you are inserting into your ear. This will ensure that you never make accidental contact with your ear drum, which can cause injury. The wax glands that produce the earwax are near the outer edge of the canal, so this depth should be sufficient and safe. Use a rotating motion, swabbing all sides of the canal. DO NOT use a plungering motion, which ultimately pushes and compacts the wax deeper into your canal. (FYI: the cleanest ears we see use Q-Tips daily, but only when done safely & properly.)

Tip #2: If you own a hand-held showerhead with a rotating spray pattern dial, set the dial to the most direct/condensed spray pattern. While taking a warm shower, remove the handheld portion of your showerhead and irrigate each ear for 1-2 minutes, 1-2 days per week. The warm water will liquefy the wax and expel any other unwanted debris from your ears. Handheld shower heads are available at most retail or home improvement stores.

Tip #3: Use hydrogen peroxide or pure virgin olive oil to first loosen large amounts of old wax from your canal. Allow the liquid to stand in your ear for 5-10 minutes with your head tipped to the side, and then flush with warm water from a bulb syringe or using the method shown in Tip #2 above.

NOTE: These tips are not intended to be replace proper medical advise. Consult with your personal physician prior to using any of these methods.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Labyrinthitis - Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Labyrinthitis - Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment
Labyrinthitis - Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment
Labyrinthitis is an inflammatory disorder of the inner ear or labyrinth. Common symptoms include giddiness, hearing loss, a buzzing sound in the ear, discharge from the ear and nausea or vomiting. Bacteria or viruses can cause acute inflammation of the labyrinth in conjunction with either local infection or a generalized infection.

The Ayurvedic treatment of labyrinthitis is aimed at treating the basic pathology of the disease, controlling the symptoms and preventing the recurrence of this condition. In order to treat symptoms like giddiness and nausea or vomiting, medicines like Laxmi-Vilas-Ras, Shrung-Bhasma, Laghu-Sutshekhar-Ras, Vishwa (Zinziber officinalis), Kapurkachari (Hedychium spicatium), Lavang (Caryophyllus aromaticus), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Pippali (Piper longum), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) are used. In order to treat the after-effects of bacterial or viral infections, medicines like Triphala-Guggulu, Arogya-Vardhini, Sukshma-Triphala, Gandhak-Rasayan and Mahamanjishthadi-Qadha are used.

In order to treat inflammation in the labyrinth, medicines like Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Saarivasav, Chandanasav, Chandrakala-Ras, Saarivadi-Vati, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Gokshuradi-Guggulu and Punarnavadi-Qadha are used. Herbal medicines which can be used in this condition are: Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Yashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Apamarga (Achyranthus aspera), Sahinjan (Moringa pterygosperma) and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Medicines like Kaishor-Guggulu, Tapyadi-Loh, Ekang-Veer-Ras, Maha-Vat-Vidhwans-Ras and Vat-Gajankush-Ras are used in order to prevent or reduce hearing loss.

With adequate treatment, most patients of labyrinthitis recover within a few days to a few weeks. It is important for such patients to refrain from driving or operating heavy machinery till they recover completely from this condition. Labyrinthitis may also be caused by potentially life-threatening conditions such as meningitis, cerebro- vascular ischemia or brain stem tumor. These conditions should therefore be carefully ruled out while treating labyrinthitis.