Sleepless nights. Loss of appetite. Pulling on the ears. Your child screams in pain. You feel so bad for them and wish you could just take it all away.
And they keep coming back in your child’s ears. Antibiotics don’t seem to help for long. Maybe surgery has even been recommended.
Conventional thinking is to treat the infection with antibiotics. But there are many problems with this approach. The infection can be viral, making the antibiotics useless. Also, repeated doses can lead to drug-resistant bacteria, creating superbugs and leaving your child still screaming in pain. Studies also confirm that even in bacterial infections, antibiotics are of little help (Lancet Journal 2006).
In addition to that, over half a dozen medical studies have proven early use of antibiotics causes asthma in children. The most recent study being in the 2007 medical journal Chest, stating…