When I was a kid I almost looked forward to ear infections. It meant I got the bubble gum flavored pink antibiotic solution that tasted so good.
I say almost because ear infections are awfully painful. And children are even more sensitive to them.
But how common are chronic ear infections? Well, five out of six children will have at least one ear infection by their third birthday. And ear infections are the most common reason parents bring their children in to see the doctor.
In today’s medical atmosphere, antibiotics for simple infections are being overused. In fact, according to the CDC, one in three antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary.
Why is this a problem? You see, our bodies develop a resistance to antibiotics. And when that happens, doctors have to find another antibiotic to use.
If you become resistant to antibiotics due to minor infections, you won’t have options to treat major infections.
This means you should search for an alternate solution when it comes to minor infections like otitis. Why not try your Anchorage chiropractor instead?
Your Anchorage Chiropractor Can Help Your Child’s Ear Infection
Early studies by the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics has shown that there is at least an 80% chiropractics works on ear infections.
Sometimes your body reacts positively to re-alignment of certain bones in your spine. If your spine is out of alignment, your body could be reacting negatively.
The goal is to reduce the amount of excess mucus that the ear produces. And when your body is under stress, it exudes mucus through various orifices. This mucus, when it gets caught in places like the ear cause infection.
If we can reduce the stress on your child’s body, we can reduce mucus production.
Another reason your child might have an ear infection is a virus. A virus will not respond to antibiotics. Period.
If your child has an infection due to a virus, then medicine will only treat the symptoms.
But reducing the stress on your child’s body will help his immune system. If his immune system is better, he can fight off the virus much quicker.
Giving your child good joint health and good posture will not only help with stress and possibly resolve ear infections faster. It will allow your child to grow up with better joint health and better posture.
This will help avoid many diseases in the future.
Other Things To Add To Chiropractic Treatment
After you’ve brought your child into their Anchorage chiropractor, there are a few things you can do to ensure the otitis gets resolved quickly.
Keep your child at a positive angle while they sleep. This will help mucus drain away from the ear and not pool.
Keep your child hydrated with room temperature water and soup. There are herbs out there that help break up the mucus. Give them some tea.
Massage the head and the area around the earlobe gently. This will help break up mucus as well.
Your child’s care is your decision. If you do your research, you will find the best treatment for you child.
If you want to see your child with less stress, call Arctic Chiropractic of South Anchorage today.