What to do For Ear ache for 6 year old kid with no fever.

Suffering from an ear ache could be a significantly uncomfortable experience in addition to the fact that it is also likely to interfere with a person's hearing to a substantial degree. The ear is a rather complex organ and serves a number of functions in the human body in addition to its most prominent one of providing a sense of hearing. The ear also helps in balancing the body as well as maintaining air pressure levels within the ENT (ear, nose and throat) tract. Suffering from an earache is a rather common condition for both adults as well as children and is likely to be the result of inflammation or swelling of the internal structures of the organ. Each part of the complex ear structure is prone to infections and injury - which tend to be the more common causes of earache.

Some of the most common causes of earache include moisture trapped in the ear canal. This is also known as external otitis or swimmers ear, as it is most likely to occur after swimming or bathing; injuries as a result of cleaning the ear with some kind of foreign objects that might inadvertently damage the ear canal. There is also the risk of your ear reacting as a result of some kind of allergy such as with second hand smoke, or there simply being a family history of ear infections. Earache in children is relatively very common because of the fact that children are notorious and are likely to insert foreign objects into their ears. This could cause the ear some significant trauma. Earaches in children should be immediately reported to the doctor to prevent any long term problems and should always be treated as high priority.Because of the fact that earache in children is so common all over the world, there are a number of home remedies that are known to be rather effective. garlic, for example, is one of the most effective home remedies for earache in children. Earache natural remedies primarily have certain anti bacterial and ant inflammatory properties that would help in solving the problem with no very harmful side effects. Treating a child with earache could also prove to be beneficial with a little more attention being given to the individual's diet. Make it a point to ensure that the child's diet has substantial amounts of vitamin C in an effort to boost his or her immune system. Certain foods are known to aggravate the condition, especially milk products such as cheese and butter and therefore avoiding them is highly recommended.

answered by G M

Home Remedy for Ear Pain

An ear ache may be a sign of infection or a sign of a plugged Eustachian tube. Causes include:

  • Middle ear infections
  • Wax build up
  • Foreign objects in the ear
  • Tooth aches
  • Pressure changes such as in flights
  • Colds, allergies and sinus infections

One need not use antibiotics at the first sign of an ear ache, especially when there is no fever. It is best to adopt a wait and watch policy and see if the ear ache goes away on its own. When the body overcomes an infection on its own, it develops resistance to that strain of bacteria. This is good for over all immunity and will help prevent a recurrence of infection from the same bacteria.If the ear ache does not seem to be getting better in 3 days or if your kid develops fever and vomiting, you should consult a paediatrician at the earliest. In the absence of serious symptoms, the following measures can be taken to help ease the pain:

  • For severe pain OTC painkillers may need to be prescribed by a doctor
  • Mullein oil is available in herbal or homeopathy stores and is one of the best known remedies for ear aches. Put 3-4 drops of warm mullein oil in the affected ear.
  • Garlic oil can be made up at home by mashing up a few cloves of garlic and heating them over a low flame in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Let this mixture stand for fifteen minutes and then strain it and use it. A few drops in the ear will help with pain relief.
  • Put him to sleep with his head elevated
  • Try getting him to yawn and let him chew gum to see if any of these measures will help his ears pop

answered by S E

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