Otitis media or middle ear infection is very common in the little children, especially during cold weather, but it can happen in any tine and any age. Some of underlying conditions like swelling of adenoids or tonsils or some kind of allergy may block sinus passages or Eustachian tubes, causing inflammation and build up of the excessive fluid in the middle ear, causing symptoms like pain, pressure and in some cases, ruptured eardrum.
In case that outer ear or delicate skin inside the ear are infected, this condition is called Otitis externa, and it usually occurs when ear is accidentally scratched, and then infected by fungus or bacteria (swimmers ear), causing pain and inflammation.
Homeopathic remedies in those cases can be very useful. Homeopathic remedies are safe, non toxic, and without side effects, but it would be best for you that prior to any usage of those remedies, consult your doctor or homeopathic expert. They can provide you with instruction about what remedy to choose for your problem and dosage and how to use it.
Recommended homeopathic remedy for use in cases of more advanced ear infections. Other symptoms may be presence of puss, shooting or throbbing pains, swollen lymph nodes, puffy tongue, sensitiveness to higher temperatures (both cold and hot) and roaring in the ear.
Indications for usage of this particular remedy are earache that is better by warmth or pressure. There may be no extra fluid or infection, and the pain may be mostly neuralgic.
Ear infections that are followed or accompanied with the cold are symptoms that indicate the usage of this remedy. Other symptoms are large amounts of green or yellow mucus, stuffy nose, or swollen, or hot ears. Ear pain may gets worse at night or from the heat, and there is a sensation of deep itching in the ear.
Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum
This remedy is recommended for use in cases of advanced ear infection and very painful earaches. Also person is extremely sensitive to touch, drafts or cold.
Belladonna is very commonly used hemophilic remedy in lot of various disorders, and in case of ear infections indication for it are strong, pounding or throbbing pains in the ear that comes and goes suddenly, fever sensitive eyes or flush red face. Also children in the need of Belladonna are restless and have nightmares.
Chamomile is one of the most popular and widely used remedy. In ear infections, it is used when symptoms include strong pain which get worse by heat or wind. Also children in need of this remedy are angry or screaming.