This year we're getting organized and fighting back! I don't believe in using antibiotics as a first line of defense against infection. This promotes antibiotic resistance. There are plenty of alternatives to utilize. Here's my plan:
Throughout the Flu Season
Dietary: Reduce dairy and sugar
Herbal: Echinacea treatment (10 days on, 14 days off) with a kid-friendly product like these gummies.
Eliminate dairy, minimize sugar, increase garlic and ginger, at least one glass of fresh juice per day. Supplement with Zinc and Vitamin C.
Ear Infection Onset
Begin the drop regime, below, and pay a visit to the Chiropractor.
Once in the morning and once before bed.
- Flush with warm saline solution (1/2 cup distilled water + 1 tsp non-iodized salt).
- Flush with 50/50 mix of warmed distilled water and Hydrogen Peroxide and let sit for 2 minutes before draining ear.
- Add homeopathic drops (like these NOVA Ear Complex drops purchased at Country Nutrition in Waldorf) and let sit for at least 5 minutes or overnight if possible.
I'll let you know how it goes!
We went through the winter using the above plan and it worked! At no point did he need antibiotics to alleviate an infection. We went through this about 3 times throughout the winter and it worked great. It helped with the pain and, when deployed swiftly, headed off long, drawn out ear infections. There were long pauses between infections, which was a pleasant change from last winter. I attribute this to the dairy reduction.