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Preventing Ear Infections in Children Naturally

If you have children, then you have probably been through an ear infection or two. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, then according to statistics, you most likely will in the near future. Ear infections are one of the most common ailments among infants and older children. Of course, as a parent, when your child has an ear infection, you can likely only think about how to fix ear infection pain for your little one. .

Whether you have a baby with an ear infection, a toddler with an ear infection, or an older child plagued with this ailment, you probably want to find the cause and the solution. For parents everywhere, here are a few safe and natural remedies for children’s ear infections.

Give Your Child a Massage

Don’t worry! This doesn’t mean that you have to buy a massage table and pamper your kids to pieces! This is referring to a simple massage done on the neck and head to keep the lymph nodes moving and draining properly. When the lymph nodes don’t drain, the fluid can build up and cause pain and eventual infection. Try rubbing behind the ear, followed by a downward motion on the sides of the neck. If anything is swollen, work that area a little longer as it might be fluid attempting to build up, and of course, don’t be afraid to consult a doctor if you have any concerns or questions.

Encourage Healthy Eating

As they say, kids will be kids. Kids are not exactly known for their overly healthy diets. In fact, they tend to be quite the sugar consumers. Eating too much sugar or too much processed foods can really hurt your child’s immune system. When the immune system isn’t at its best, it becomes much more difficult to fight off infections, just like those that occur in the ears. You don’t have to go overboard with this one and ban all sugar from your home. Just encourage your child to eat plenty of fruits, veggies, and lean meats, and to drink lots and lots of water to keep them healthy.

Get Chiropractic Care

This one often comes as a surprise to many! It is a lesser known benefit of chiropractic care, but more and more parents are finding this extremely beneficial in preventing ear infections. Chiropractors are often able to keep the entire body healthier by ensuring that the spine rests in its proper position. When it is out of alignment, the entire body suffers, and many believe that this leads to quite an array of negative symptoms. Allowing a chiropractor to keep your children’s spines in alignment may be the key in keeping them healthy and ear infection free.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your children’s ear infections, try The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. At The Joint, the chiropractors know that your children and their health are at the top of your priority list. Because of this, they will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and ease your mind. The Joint also has a walk in appointment policy, so your schedule and the schedule of your children can come first! A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your child’s spine and lead them toward a healthier body and less ear infections in the future.

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