The past month has been a pretty tough one for us as far as health issues.
Concussion, injuries, the flu and now some new illness, including one ear infection.
But what happened with the ear infection really was something so I had to write and tell you all about it.
It all started when we went roller skating with our church and I decided to take a good run at it even though I’d only roller skated once in my life.
In elementary school.
I ended up with a concussion and a badly injured tailbone and elbow. My arm still isn’t acting quite normal.
Then, the boys and I ended up with the flu.
A bad one.
One of those “I don’t know if I am going to live through this” illnesses.
When we were all starting to be on the mend, we had a meeting at church and our kids hung out with other sick kiddos while we met with the adults.
I figured, “Well, we’ve all got the same thing that’s going around, right?”
Oldest son came down with an ear infection.
Turns out one of the kids they were playing with had an ear infection so I guess we had different bugs.
Anyway, it’s been a looong time since we’ve had one of these in our home. You can read how I dealt with our last bout with the dreaded ear infection in “How We Avoided the Pink Stuff”.
He was in a lot of pain.
I tried some things I knew about, like helichrysm and Spice Traders (Native American Nutritional‘s anti-bacterial blend that’s like Thieves) around the ear.
Other Natural Remedies for Ear Infection:
- Vitamin C
- some Chinese herbal preparations recommended by our practitioner (She always recommends Yin Chiao Jin [this link is to the child's version] whenever we are sick, and Coptis Purge for infections.)
- and my DIY saline wash.
I thought about using garlic oil, but a good natural resource told me that sometimes putting garlic oil in the ear can lead to heavy-duty detoxing that can cause more problems.
I wasn’t in the mood for more problems, plus we were out of fresh garlic.
And I’m not breastfeeding anymore. Breastmilk was always my standby for ear pain. Sigh.
So I searched the internet for more ideas, and then asked my great Facebook fans for their advice.
One of the ideas from my readers (you guys are great!) really peaked my interest……so after the pain still wasn’t budging, I checked it out on the internet.
It looked like a valid option.
What was it?
That’s right. Good old fashioned, everyone’s.got.some.in.their.home pee.
Any other time I might not have been open to this, but it turns out we’re trying urine for another ailment in our home and it really appears to be working.
I’ll be sharing that with you all soon, I hope.
Anyway, I talked my son into it (it wasn’t that hard since he was feeling so bad. But you know–the idea of putting urine in your ear isn’t that easy to deal with at first).
In went 2 drops (yes, we used his pee).
About 5 minutes later, I heard faint snoring on the sofa.
He’d fallen asleep.
To be fair, the pain did come back somewhat after awhile so we put him to bed with more urine and 2-3 drops of basil essential oil on a cotton ball. (And some duct tape to keep it from falling out. Bandaids just didn’t work.)
The next morning, he felt a ton better.
And each night since he has asked for the same remedy.
Urine. Basil oil. Cotton ball.
Simple and cheap.
More and more the human body amazes me.
Breastmilk and urine as natural health cures.
I’m all about avoiding antibiotics and pharmaceuticals whenever possible. I wrote about how antibiotics and other drugs affect gut health in my Candida and How I Went Sugar-Free series.
When my kid is in pain, I’m for trying almost anything. Almost .
Here are More Natural Health Topics:
- Eczema and Food Allergies – From Despair to Healing
- Did Vaccines Cause My Son’s Autism?
- How a Mercury Filling Almost Took My Son’s Life
- Natural Autism Healing–Monster Included
- Natural Sleep Help for Kids–And Adults
Where Do I Buy Essential Oils?:
Interested in essential oils?
I recommend Native American Nutritionals.
Remember, as always, the information in this post is for entertainment purposes and is not to be construed as medical advice. Consult your medical practitioner for advice before doing anything outlined here–K ?
One more disclaimer. There are some interesting resources on the web talking about urine cures. I by no means say you should do any of these, but if you read through the comments on my post there are some pretty interesting ones.
This site has some very interesting facts about the composition of urine and the World Conference on Urine Therapy.
And here is book on Amazon entitled, what else—Urine Therapy. It’s written by a Ph.D. who manages a naturopathic healing center in Hamburg, Germany.
What do you think? Would you ever try urine in your kid’s ear?