When I was a new mom I ran to the doctor’s office for every little thing. An earache in the middle of the night? Emergency room we went! I was not going to see my child in pain.
Did you know that most ear infections will fix themselves? No antibiotics are needed at all? Actually the statistics* show 80% of children are not in need of medicine.
My middle child O’Bear is the one who gets earaches the most. It seems that every time he has a cold, he wakes in the night with pain and wants immediate relief of course! I’ve counted on my Facebook followers to help me with natural remedy ideas. Homeopathy can really make things a lot simpler!
Breastmilk if you are so lucky to have some.
Warm olive oil with garlic ~ a few drops is what we usually do.
A warm wet washcloth or flaxseed pillow helps him tremendously to be able to lay quietly and try and sleep again.
There are many more options including herbs and things, but nothing else I haven’t personally done.
One product I am super anxious to try (though I don’t wish another earache to occur) is Hyland’s Earache Drops.
Safe. All natural. Homeopathic.
They have been clinically shown to reduce earache symptoms during the first 48 hours of the episode.
Swimmer’s ear is another example it should work wonders for.
The best part? They are made in the U.S.A and are EASY to find! Drugstores, Target ($1 coupon), etc.
Another reason I know people run to the doctor for is allergies. Now I have no experience with allergies. I’ve never suffered from them and either have my kids. With that said, I don’t like seeing commercials for allergy medicines, especially for children. Yuck.
First, I’d love for you to try Hyland’s Allergy Relief 4 Kids (they have adult too!)
Non drowsy. All natural. Gentle, safe & effective.
Relieves kids common allergy symptoms including watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes/nose/roof of mouth, pressure in the nose and cheeks, ear fullness / popping, dark circles under the eyes and hives.
Living on the southern coast we have these awful bugs called marsh gnats that like to eat at us. They are awful and make you not want to go outdoors in the spring. We had ballgames every night of the week. So yes, we have many bites. You should have heard my boys shout hooray when they saw Bug Bite Ointment arrive at our door!
The ointment relies on honeybee venom and plant extracts, including calendula and Echinacea, to relieve pain and swelling and heal the skin.
It comes in a balm which I love love. Easy to apply without your fingers getting greasy. We can’t live without ours!
Remember, Hyland’s products are found everywhere ~ next time instead of calling the doctor or buying a prescription medicine, grab a homeopathy remedy at your local store and give it a try FIRST!
Hyland’s was so kind to send me more samples then I need so I’m going to share with you!
1 Winner for Earache Drops
1 Winner for Allergy Relief 4 Kids
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I received Hyland’s products for my review and was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on May 28, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via wp plug-in. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them by email and they will have 48 hours to reply by email before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in the US/Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be posted below.
Winners ~ Susan J.R. & Jodi B.