A new report suggests that the pneumococcal vaccine, commonly given to children, is now allowing superbugs to develop which are entirely resistant to every antibiotic used for ear infections. While disturbing to parents, and definitely painful, homeopathy can bring fast, blissful relief.
Antibiotics are starting to create “superbugs” – which are virulent strains that are now seen to be developing in reaction to vaccines supposedly taking down the more common, but less virulent strains. Whether that is reality or not is yet to be seen, but the point is, whether due to vaccines, antibiotics or environmental factors, if your child has an earache, s/he needs relief. Homeopathy has never created a “superbug”, and even superbugs are not resistant to homeopathy.
Why? The mechanism by which homeopathy works is to simply, and elegantly, harness and support the body’s own healing mechanisms. In the case of strep, which are the strains now under scrutiny over ear infections, the only way that the body can rid itself of a streptococcus infection is through heat – inflammation, either systemically, locally, or both. Ear infections typically will cause fever in children, sometimes high, sudden onset fevers – which are common with any streptococcus infection.
Homeopathy’s Belladonna may be indicated for earaches, as well as sore throats, sudden-onset and/or high fevers, with radiating heat. It may help reduce the fever, the discomfort, and the duration of an illness that matches the above symptoms. Of course, other remedies, such as Chamomilla or Pulsatilla may also be indicated, depending upon the specific symptoms. Chamomilla is for the child who is so highly overreactive to the pain that the parent wants to just calm or get completely away from the child because s/he is so incessant and demanding. Pulsatilla earaches will often be accompanied by a more whining tone, strong desire, even fear, of being left alone, and the parent often feels more like cuddling and coddling the child – who may also reject whatever is asked for when it’s received. It’s an entirely different sort of reaction than for Chamomilla.
Of course, any infection can become serious, so if your child does not improve fairly quickly, you might wish to call our office. We can usually work in an urgent-care phone call fairly quickly and as soon as the remedies are in hand, often relief is just minutes away.
Better yet – call us to purchase one of our homeopathic 50-remedy kits. The above remedies, and 47 others are included. They cover a variety of uncomplicated minor illnesses, aches and pains, digestive, respiratory, cold, cough, flu and more. It truly becomes your home emergency kit in a box. If you don’t know what to do, but have a kit on hand, frequently we can get your child (or you) out of pain or discomfort and on the road to recovery with just a brief professional consultation if you have a kit on hand.