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16 Apr 2004

Ear Infection
Hello
My 22 month old baby keeps getting a recurring ear infection (otitis media), I've had her on antibiotics about 3 times in the last six months and I'm sure this is flattening her immune system. Is there anything I can give her on a daily basis to prevent the recurring ear infections. My doctor tells me there is a large build-up of wax in them aswell and she has tried to syringe the ears a few times, but very little wax comes out.
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naturopath

01 Jan 0001

Your daughter may have an underlying mild ear irritation from mucous build up in the inner ear tube. Try not to let her lay down on her back when she is drinking a bottle, fluids can enter the inner ear tubes and cause irritation, rather let her sit at an angle.
Keep her ears out of the wind and water, and if you need a symptom remedy you can use some natural ear drops called Simlasan Ear drops available at most pharmacies.
I would also recommend that you strengthen her immune system with a good probiotic called Reuteri, and a highly nutritious tonic called Bio-Strath Elixir. You may need to continue for 3 months to build her up.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)
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