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Home Remedies Careful monitoring of the child's condition (watchful waiting) along with home remedies may be a viable alternative to antibiotic treatment for many children with a first episode of acute otitis media. However, in some situations parents should contact their medical professional immediately: Seek immediate medical attention for high fever, severe pain, or other signs of complications. Parents of infants should contact their doctor immediately if they have any fever, regardless other symptoms. Natural Remedies for Ear Aches Before antibiotics, parents used home remedies to treat the pain of ear infections. Now, with current concern over antibiotic overuse, many of these remedies are again popular. Parents can press a warm water bottle or warm bag of salt against the ear. Such old-fashioned remedies may help to ease ear pain. Due to the high risk of burns, ear candles should not be used to remove wax from ears. These candles are not safe or effective for treatment of AOM or other...
Teething always increased my daughter’s reflux symptoms. The new tooth caused the usual symptoms of drooling, fussiness and poor sleep. In addition, each new tooth triggered her reflux and caused more spit up, gagging and congestion than usual. Often she would even get an ear infection. Poor baby-all of that discomfort for a little tooth!
Babies are busy growing and developing during their first year and parents often eagerly await the first tooth. While teething symptoms may begin at around four months of age, the first tooth often emerges at around six months of age. Signs of teething may include: drooling, mouthing toys, your fingers and anything else she can get her little hands on. Keep in mind that there is a lot of variation and some babies get their first tooth earlier or later. You will want to have lots of bibs and teething toys ready for this stage. Other teething remedies include: rubbing her gums, offering a cold drink or letter her have a...
As far back as the 19th century asthma experts have observed the link between asthma and nasal congestion. Recent studies seem to support this link. While studies are limited, they seem to show nasal congestion might be a trigger and a cause of asthma.
So let's investigate the evidence and see if we can come to a conclusion.
The two main causes of nasal congestion in asthmatics are:
Sinusits : According to Mayo Clinic , it's swelling of the nasal sinuses that "interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up." If it becomes persistent it may result in infections and other complications. If it lasts longer than 12 weeks it's called chronic sinusitis. About 15 percent of Americans have it, yet 70 percent of child asthmatics and 26 percent of adult asthmatics have it. It's often referred to as a cold that won't go away.
Rhinitis : Nasal allergies or hay fever. If left untreated it can lead to sinusit...
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