Ice Chips for Ear Infection?
Recently went to the Dr. - my 3 YO complaining of ear pain. Dr. said that if a child has inner ear pain/ear infection, to take small ice chips and let them slide down the ear canal, and this alleviates pain. I think it sounds a bit "off" to me... has anyone ever heard of this?
I wanted to update my son's situation since I have taken him off of the flax oil and seeds. His breast is much smaller now and he has not grown any more pubic hair. I have also noticed that he does not have emotional outbursts like he used to have.
My 6 year old niece eats fabric, fabric brom her clothes, fabric from garbage, mattress, anything fabric. Her doctor just gave her some multivitamins and said there is nothing wrong with her. She started eating fabric/rugs/sweater when she was about 3! This is very serious because she continues to eat and has no signs of stopping. Does anyone know what could be the cause? Maybe she is lacking something in her body? please help! I don't know how to help this child.
This message is for Ted. I have a 4 month old who has been diagnosed with eczema. When he was born he was given glucose intravenously for 4 days. I suspect this is where the problem began. I suspect this opened his system to infection/infestation. I have been to dermatologists who have refused to do proper diagnosis through lab and or microscopic viewing of his skin. They were quick, however, to prescribe hydrocortisone, which I refuse to give. Here are his symptoms
Redness of scalp, neck, cheeks, skin folds, and anal area. Thick patches of skin where red. His has lost melanin all over his body. Round rashing, weeping patches. On scalp, his hair fell out around his face. He has swollen lymph behind his left ear for a month now. He itches terribly (worse at night) so I have mittens on his hands to prevent injury.
I suspect this is demodex but feel uneasy because I have not truely found out. So, I happened on this site and have been treating him with borax and H2O2 externally and borax internally. Vic is breastfed so I am taking the borax internally as well. (aside, his is a twin and his brother began to show redness but when I began dosing, his went away). We are now 2 weeks in. I have seen improvement on his scalp. Hair is growing back on his scalp. In other areas, the problem persists (redness, swelling) although, many red patches are now brownish. Since I began this, his rashes are like tiny craters in his skin and is weeping more. Is this a positive sign? He is very gassy also. His scalp and cheeks have many tiny translucent bumps filled with white "stuff".
I need help here. Please.
EC: Hi Ozi,
Ted is unavailable to answer questions at the moment, but perhaps another of EC's wonderful contributors will respond.
Fountain Inn, Sc
Fountain Inn, SC
4.5 yr old daughter has had eczema since 4 months old. Severe worsening now x1 year- correlated with starting nursery school. School has been out 1 week and her severe eczema has receded 70%. She actually enjoyed school and would protest when I suggested she miss school (I had previously realized her eczema was worse on school days). We've really done nothing else new= we live by a cold ocean and she has dipped her wrists a few times this week, but she's been exposed to ocean water year round, plus her neck and face have completely resolved and they did not get ocean water on them.
We have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for 4 months- it stings but it does reduce her itching for a few hours. It only improved the look of her skin by . We have also used a tiny pinch of borax in water about 7 times in 4 months- borax has helped me so much I wanted to see if it helped her. It did not, at that dosage. She also bathes with it and all the household laundry is washed with it. We are chemical free in our home and food. We have used irish moss both externally as a salve and internally in ice cream. We have been using 50 billion units of probx daily, plus real buttermilk and kefir and raw milk.
All of these things may have helped, but to me, the strong coincidence is that now that she's been home with me for a full week, she is nearly healed. My guess is that inside, where her deepest feelings are, she just needed mom. I'm cutting back school next year from 18hrs/week to 6 hrs/week or quitting all together, even though she loves it. Btw, it's not dietary with her. Also, her worst flair ever was while I was hospitalized for Lyme meningitis in April, further suggesting emotional cause. This is forcing me to keep homeschool in the back of my mind if she has problems again (of any kind) at later ages.
Hi, Our daughter was born with dry skin and we have always maintained a good diet with my wife occasionally having meat however our daughter had an outbreak of eczema and we have been trying everything to help alleviate the itching as well as attempting to overcome it. We have pretty much gone raw and although it hasn't completely disappeared it has certainly helped however it keeps recurring. We have cut out all fruits as we think it may be sugar related, take no wheat or any other form of flour, we bathe her in water with neem, baking soda and turmeric, ensure that the surroundings are as cool as possible and always make sure she is wearing clothes made out of cotton.
We also apply neem oil with a base of sesame seed oil and turmeric and this seems to be helping although we don't know what is causing the eczema to flare up. Both my wife and I take probiotics, magnesium, sacha inchi (for protein) and plenty of vitamin c from amla. We have the dehumidifier running round the clock as the property we are residing at has very high level of humidity. We also use detergent that has next to no chemicals and include baking soda as well when washing. Is there something we are missing as we are no closer to finding the root of the cause? Can someone please help as we are at our wits end?
Rustenburg, North West South Africa
Grovetown, Ga, United States
My daughter is 7 and suffers from hives intermittedly. She has several food allergies... Soy, all nuts, peas, cantalope and is basically allergic to every tree, grass and animal. She suffers from very bad eczema and the hives come and go and keep her up all night. We have tried every antihistime out there, she lives on benadryl and she has had several courses of predenisone. We are currently giving her 2 tsp of allegra twice a day and benadryl as needed.
Dermatologists have prescribed all kinds of topical steroids which have now become ineffective. She does not sleep well because she is so itchy and she scratches till she is bleeding all over. She goes to the chiropractor once a week and I am looking into acupunture as well. I just had a hair analysis done on her to figure what what her body may be deficient in. I am seeking anything that can help relieve her. Upon reading all the various posts, I am going to look into getting her tested for a histamine intolerance. I need help please.... Medical doctors just want to keep trying various drugs. They all make her sleepy and moody. None get rid of the eczema or the hives permanently. She is miserable and I am exhausted!
My 7 months has been suffering eczema on her face and hands, and we are reluctant on putting steroids on her face. We stumbled upon VCO and applied it on her face 2 days ago, but it looks like it is making her eczema worse. Is this normal after applying vco? Some say that this is the VCO at work: worse then better, but is it? How long should I keep using VCO on my daughter? Anybody have this experience? Thanks much!
Searching the great world wide web for answers. My grandson is 2 and has been to the ER 4 times this week. His eczema has been getting worse for the past 2 weeks and has caused skin infection on his body from head to toe. He started antibiotic last Sat which is just making him very ill and has changed antibiotics. His itching is now so severe- he can't get any rest much less sleep- he literally wants to rip his skin off (in fact did tonight). He now has ulcers in his mouth and is just a big scab red/raw skin everywhere from his itching.
After 9 hours in the ER last night- we were told they don't know what to do. He is back on steroids which are not doing anything yet. He also has used the strongest steroid cream, an adult does of benadry, zyrtec, and they other stuff (hydroxy - I think) and cream. Still nothing is working with the itch. After reading, I am thinking of doing a diluted ACV bath followed by coconut oil.
Bozeman, Mt, Us
One may try a product from Utah called Tahitian noni juice. The one from the Utah based company is the only one I recomend because I witnessed the results with my suffering grandchild. Born with a severe case of eczema you will tear up at the site of him. After taking this Taihitian noni in some apple juice daily once a day in three weeks sores were healing! We were giving nothing that would help cure him or the itching. My grandson found a miracle in a bottle, he has beautiful healthy skin. We were told the scars would never heal on his body and today you can't find a scar.
Hello Dear, I read your article in earth clinic thus I am indian and My daughter age of 6yrs having skin eczema(photo attached) in her both hand palm and right leg sole & under toe. Before 3 yrs it came first her right leg sole then it came to her hand palm just 6month before. Initially it was in small portion now covering full hand as you can see in attached pics.
Other she feels much itching in whole body & more Cold. Her diet is very poor & frequent passing urination in day time..
Our family history is none. We visited to one Homeo Doctor-She prescribed Petroleum 30c & calcarea sulphur 6x & iricar cream. But no improvent & it seems spreaded more after using Iricar. Since it is serious issue for my small daughter kindly advice best suitable medicine to cure & clear eczemz for forever.
Thanks & Best regards,
I am in complete shock. My daughter is 5 years old, and has had eczema since birth - extremely severe eczema over 95% of her body. We have tried absolutely everything, from prescription creams, OTC lotions, oatmeal, antihistamines, ACV, Baking Soda, etc etc. Any parent that has a child with eczema has undoubtably tried all the same remedies. I stumbled on this website and read about Epsom Salts. We started giving her a bath every night in the salts - 1 cup for a half full tub. She soaks for about 10 minutes, then out of the tub and gets slathered with a heavy lotion. After 1 week I am flabbergasted - her eczema is so much better, her skin is absolutely clear in most places, and only the worst scabby parts remain. ( We also used Iodine on the really bad infected spots for a couple of days). I don't know why or how it works, but it does! I am one relieved and happy mommy...and she is a much happier child. She actually has an appointment with a specialist in 4 days, and I won't have anything to show the doctor!
Re: encopresis (a type of constipation) in children:
Both my children, 12 and 8, have had severe bowel problems for several years. They cannot have bowel movements without Miralax. Even with the Miralax, they soil their underwear daily. We have tried several diets, probiotics, etc. Nothing has resolved these issues. My oldest has had problems 6 years. We feel so hopeless. Any suggestions?
My son had a terrible eye infection from birth, I used breast milk and weak dilution of baby shampoo (not at the same time) at the suggestion of the clinic, when that did not work the doctors prescribed different antibiotics for a year, nothing worked. The specialist eventually put him on the waiting list for an operation, but told me not to bother trying anymore antibiotics, as the only thing that would work would be to open the tear duct.
The day after seeing the specialist, I wet some cotton wool with warm water and swiped it over my organic coconut oil, just so I could clean the gunge from his eye. His eye did not tear or fill up with pus all day. I did the same in the evening, as there was a little pus at the corner. He woke up with clear eyes the next morning. The first time ever! I continued with the coconut oil for about a week just to make sure the infection was gone. Then phoned the specialist to have him struck from the waiting list.
Hi, I am considering giving homeophatic borax tablets to a child, 10 years old, for suspected fluoride poisining. I have got Borax 30D. Has anyone from the Earth Clinic have experience with homeophatic borax, particularly for children? I appreciate your response.