Ear Infection Treatment

Ear infection treatments are based on antibiotics and ear tubes – both have risks and side effects. Find out more about natural, non-medication, surgery free ear infection treatment for children and adults to guarantee safe healing and pain relief.

Middle ear infection treatments can vary according to the type of ear infection.  Ear infection treatments often includes oral medications, eardrops and in severe cases surgery.

The conventional medical approach is to prescribe antibiotics every time an ear infection is diagnosed. In cases in which antibiotic treatment is ineffective, a tympanostomy (ear tube surgery) is performed .

Most conventional doctors will convince you that there is no other option. Instead of giving antibiotics every time your child has an ear infection, Eardoc device can strengthen your child’s health so that the whole pattern of getting sick stops.

Ear infection treatments – Use of antibiotics

Antibiotics

Antibiotics


Researches suggest that children may not always need antibiotics  as  a middle ear infection treatment. Use of antibiotics is commonly associated with side effects such as diarrhea and rash.

In recent years, current ear infection treatment guidelines give pediatricians the choice of prescribing antibiotics immediately or taking the “watchful waiting” approach for up to three days with only pain management to see if the ear infection gets better on its own. Unfortunately, many doctors turn too fast to antibiotics. However, antibiotic is not necessarily the right solution for ear problems and their causes.

It is very important that parents be aware that antibiotics help in only a small percentage of children with ear infections, and is not recommended at all for some types of ear infection. Contact your physician immediately once a suspicion of an ear infection arises and get medical advice regarding the appropriate ear infection treatment.

Ear infection treatment -Ear tube surgery

Ear tubes

Ear tubes

In recent years, doctors recommend it as a treatment to prevent episodes of acute ear infections, chronic infections and fluid accumulation.

Ear tube surgery is considered a simple surgical procedure, with a minimal level of risk. During the procedure, tiny ventilation tubes are inserted into the ear drum. These tubes conduct air from the outside into the ear in order to drain out the fluid in the middle ear space and prevent fluid buildup. The tubes prevent the recurrence of ear infections as long as they are in place.

In addition, ear tube surgery prevents further accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum.

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia; however recovery from it does not take long (usually just a few days). Patients are called in for a review and hearing test within a month, while the tubes stay in for a period of nine months to one year and then fall out by themselves. In very rare cases, it is necessary to surgically remove the tubes.

The surgery is intended for children and adults with hearing loss due to fluid buildup in the middle ear space. Sometimes the presence of fluid in the middle ear causes recurrent ear infections, and ear tube surgery significantly reduces the incidence of ear infections. Without treatment, children with hearing loss may suffer from delayed development of speech and language skills. In addition, recurring episodes of ear infections can cause permanent hearing impairment. Ear tube surgery can be performed on adults and children although most patients are under the age of five years old.

Problems with ear tube surgery:

  1. Ear tube surgery does not provide a real “solution” for ear infection treatment. It merely bypasses the problem of dysfunctional Eustachian tubes and middle ear ventilation by surgically making a temporary opening in the eardrum. An effective middle ear infection treatment should restore the normal function of the Eustachian tubes.
  2. Making an incision in the eardrum exposes the middle ear to outer infections, such as bacteria and viruses.
  3. In cases where the middle ear gets infected, the ear secretes pus (since the tube drain out fluids immediately). This condition may last for many weeks (or months) causing a great deal of discomfort.
  4. Ear tube surgery is performed under general anesthesia – albeit short (about 15 minutes), it is clear that general anesthesia is accompanied by potential complications. Chance of significant complications due to surgery under general anesthesia is less than – 0.5% but it always exists.
  5. It is important to remember that the doctor recommending undergoing ear tube surgery makes “a living” out of the procedure and a tendency towards surgery due to his professional training, thus the medical advice received in this case may be with clear preference toward surgery, even though  it’s not necessarily the most effective treatment. We recommend surgeons to recommend the use of eardoc for at least two weeks prior surgery

Stop Your Child’s Ear Infections Naturally

Eardoc provides a natural solution for middle ear infection treatment. The device reduces fluid accumulation and relieves ear pain by transmitting small vibrations that open the Eustachian tubes and restore their normal function. Eardoc is a simple, fast and effective alternative to ear tube surgery and is free of side effects and potential risks. Simply place the device behind the ear while sitting down, and let the device vibrate for 1-2 minutes any time you have a feeling of fullness in your ear or experience ear pain. Eardoc device has been successfuly tested for effectiveness and ease of comfort in clinical trials and is FDA-approved.

 
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