Childhood Ear Infections

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"My doctor prescribes antibiotics for ear infections, but my child still has recurrences.
" This frequently heard comment is stated by many parents each day.
Commonly, parents accept acute otitis media (ear infections) as a normal part of a young child's life.
The truth is that although common, there is nothing normal about it.
How Ear Infections Occur Research shows that children may get ear infections as a result of improper drainage of the deep neck lymphatics.
This causes fluid build up, an inflamed and bulging ear drum, and a welcome habitat for bacteria.
Instead of focusing on how to help theses systems properly drain, the preferred medical treatment today is a prescription of oral antibiotics, most commonly, amoxicillin.
Recurring Infections A Journal of the American Medical Association study concluded that children who took amoxicillin for chronic ear infection were up to six times more likely to have a recurrence of their ear problem than those who received a placebo pill.
Lead author Erdem Cantekin Ph.
D.
said, "Children are being abused by the antibiotic treatment in this country.
" Drug resistant strains of childhood ear infections are rapidly increasing.
Health officials say the trend is closely linked to doctors' misuse of broad spectrum antibiotics.
It is now known that antibiotics can cause side effects and lead to the development of drug resistant bacteria that can cause a more serious disease.
Antibiotics are not the preferred option in the early stages of the condition.
Ear Infections and Chiropractic A more natural approach of killing off bacteria is to restore nervous system function which results in natural drainage of the ears and lymphatics and a more normalized function of the immune system.
Chiropractic wellness care specializes in restoring normal function of the spine and nervous system and have a good track record in dealing with children who have chronic ear infection.
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