Colloidal Silver: Healing Ear Infections the Safe, Easy Way
by Angela M. Kaelin
Almost everyone has suffered from an ear infection at one time or another. It is such a common childhood disorder that most children experience an ear infection before the age of four. Some adults are chronic sufferers.
Untreated, or improperly treated, these infections can lead to hearing loss.
Conventional treatments typically involve multiple doctor visits, the use of problematic antibiotics, potentially liver-damaging painkillers, and in more severe cases, surgeries, involving dangerous anesthesia and the actual puncturing of the eardrum.
Knowing the dangers of over-prescribing allopathic antibiotics, some of the more conservative doctors will take a “wait and see” approach to an ear infection, hoping that it will go away on its own. This approach can allow the condition to worsen before they resort to their risky drug and surgery treatments.
Fortunately, there is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to ear infections. It is safer, far less expensive and it works very fast to put an end to pain and infections in the ears. A few drops of a safe yet powerful mineral supplement known as colloidal silver can stop the trouble of ear infection over night!
How Ear Infections Start
Ear infections have a number of different causes. Popular swimming holes and public pools can be the source of fungi or bacteria-contaminated water that enters the ear and irritates the canal. Commonly known as “swimmer's ear,” this condition is medically known as otitis externis. It can also be caused by eczema in the ears, or by too vigorously cleaning or scratching the opening of the ear. It is generally characterized by moderate pain, particularly during chewing and swallowing, or if the infected ear is tugged upon.
Ear infections are most prevalent in winter and in spring because bacteria from respiratory infections, allergies and colds can reach the ears. Most of the time, it is the small conduit in the ear called the Eustachian tube that becomes blocked or infected. This tube reaches from the nasal cavity to the middle ear. It is so small that even cigarette smoke or air pollution can irritate it and cause it to swell, causing nausea and vertigo. Infections of the Eustachian tube and the middle ear are called otitis media.
Middle ear infections are so common in small children because the Eustachian tubes are very tiny and they have not hardened yet. So, they are easily irritated and penetrated by pathogens. Children in preschools where they are exposed to respiratory bacteria and viruses are particularly vulnerable.
Conventional Treatments Can Be Extreme
Before allopathic doctors treat the actual ear infection, they will likely treat the pain with a painkiller or anti-inflammatory. Typically, doctors prescribe the painkillers acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, can be toxic to the liver and has been linked to other health problems. Ibuprofen, commonly known as Motrin and Advil, can irritate the esophagus and stomach.
The doctor will usually prescribe antibiotics to target particular pathogens. Sometimes they don't prescribe the right one, or the bacteria mutate and become resistant, and additional antibiotics must be prescribed.
In the case of chronic ear infection where the fluid builds up behind the eardrum and presents a danger of bursting it, the doctor may prescribe on-going treatment with antibiotics. When these treatments fail, they may recommend surgery to remove adenoids and insert a tympanosty tube for drainage. To insert this tube, they actually puncture the eardrum. This tube may fall out on its own accord after a few months, or further surgery may be required to remove it. This procedure results in complications in about half of the cases. Complications include hearing loss.
Frequent visits to the doctor to check on progress will be required. If they do resort to surgery they will give you or your child a general anesthesia. Common side effects are nausea, muscle aches and dizziness. In rare cases, there are more serious complications and even death. But, even minor complications or rare ones are too much when the whole thing is entirely unnecessary!
Colloidal Silver Keeps It Simple
Colloidal silver is perhaps the world’s simplest and most effective cure for ear infections. That’s because it is all-natural, comes in liquid form which can easily be dropped into the ear using a standard eyedropper, and is easily available over-the-counter at health food stores or through internet sources. What’s more, unlike conventional prescription antibiotic drugs which are designed to work against specific classes of bacteria, and won’t work at all against fungal pathogens or viruses, colloidal silver has very broad spectrum antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities. Indeed, it almost always works regardless of what’s causing your infection.
And unlike conventional antibiotic drugs, colloidal silver can’t contribute to the problem of mutating pathogens, because it doesn't work the same way conventional antibiotic drugs do. Instead of essentially poisoning the pathogens like antibiotic drugs do, the tiny, sub-microscopic particles of pure mineral silver in colloidal silver simply adhere to the cell walls of harmful microorganisms, inhibiting enzyme production and, in effect, smothering them. If the silver particles are small enough, they can even adhere to the DNA of viruses, and disrupt the ability of the viruses to replicate, altogether preventing the spread of viral infections.
Both bacteria and viruses can be present in cases of ear infection. And oft-times a fungus can be involved, as is commonly the case with swimmer's ear. Clearly, conventional antibiotic drugs are inadequate treatments for such infections since they are completely ineffective against fungal and viral pathogens, and in many cases barely effective against bacteria. But colloidal silver known to be effective against all of these pathogens.
How to Use Colloidal Silver to Treat Ear Infection*
According to the experienced colloidal silver users we’ve interviewed, less is more when it comes to treating ear infections with colloidal silver.
You see, even though the pain of an ear infection can be excruciating, the area affected is actually very small. The part of the ear most commonly affected, the Eustachian tube, is tiny. People unfamiliar with colloidal silver usage might be tempted to administer copious amounts of the substance into the ear in an attempt to end suffering faster. But, three drops in the affected ear, once or twice per day at most, should be sufficient. Any more is not only a waste, but it can be counterproductive to effective treatment.
That’s because silver is such a powerful anti-microbial substance, using too much of it can leave tiny silver particles deep inside the ear canal, and on the ear drum itself, which can inhibit the growth of healthy bacteria, causing a temporary imbalance that in some cases leads to sensations of vertigo. This usually disappears within 24 to 48 hours after you discontinue colloidal silver usage. But it can be avoided altogether simply by limiting the use of colloidal silver in the ears to just a few drops, once or twice a day during the course of the ear infection.
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In our final blog on depression we focus on the foundations of depression and how to fight depression at the root. Today many patients are clearly unaware that most medications and doctor endorsed treatments merely aid with covering up symptoms.
For example, if someone is standing on a nail they can either a) step off the nail or b) keep standing on the nail and take an aspirin (or other pain killers/ anti-inflammatories) to deal with the “symptom” of standing on the nail. Standing on the nail comes first, the pain comes second. If we never step on the nail there is never any pain and therefore no need for the aspirin.
The question is, what causes depression so we can avoid it altogether? What comes first? The reason simple cures for depression are never discussed with most patients is that there is very little money in helping people cure themselves.
There is no money to be made off healthy people and there is no money to be made off dead people, the focus of conventional medicine is on the in-between…….people who are not truly alive yet are not yet dead. Conventional medicine traps people in the middle or the “in-between”. Oddly enough North America’s health care system focuses on citizens having a long (drug dependent and expensive) comfortable death and never a long vibrant life.
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Natural denture cleaners aren't only more healthy, they're also much cheaper. These natural cleaners can be made with common household products. Stains and germs can be removed easily. Not to mention you can whiten your dentures safely without risking the deterioration of your dentures' outward appearance.
1.Cleaning your dentures with lemon juice is effective. Lemon has a great bleaching power that allows your false teeth to look brand new. Allow your dentures to sit in a mixture of half warm water and half lemon juice. It's perfectly safe to use lemon juice on your dentures as long as you don't allow them to sit in the lemon solution exceeding half an hour, as lemon is harsh.
2.Vinegar helps disinfect your dentures of all germs that build up through your daily activity. Make sure to use white distilled vinegar to receive the best results. Mix a cup of warm water with 1 tsp. of vinegar. You can let your dentures sit in this solution for half an hour to give them a good cleaning or overnight as you sleep. Don't forget to thoroughly rinse your dentures before wearing them again to avoid unpleasant taste.
3.Baking soda is known for its odor control as well as its power to loosen stubborn debris. Mix 2 tsp. of baking soda into a cup or bowl of warm water. Stir the mixture until it fully dissolves. Soak your dentures within the baking soda solution for 30 to 45 minutes. If your dentures are really dirty and still don't seem to be clean enough you can use a toothbrush to work the baking soda into the stains. This will effectively remove debris and whiten your teeth.
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1. All Purpose Cleaner: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to 2 Tbs. of vinegar with 1 tsp. of borax. Put solution in a 12 ounce spray bottle, then fill bottle with warn distilled or purified water. Shake until borax dissolves.
2. Bedsores: For a bedridden person. Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to 1 Tbs. of almond or olive oil. and massage in affected parts of the body.
3. Deoderizer: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to spray bottle. Mist room.
4. Dishwashers: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to dishwasher dispenser, then fill with dishwashing soap.
5. Humidifier: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to the humidifier. This will clean. disinfect and refresh the air.
6. Mood & Memory: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil directly to skin and massage in to face and temples. If your allergenic (perform patch test for allergies first)
7. Plant Spray: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to a 32 ounce bottle of water, then add 16 drops of hydrogen peroxide. Mix well and mist plant with spray bottle. Do not wipe off.
8. Vaporizer: Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to a cup of water; leave in room to help alleviate stuffiness, allergies, headaches and flu symptoms. Or heat a pot of water and drop 3-5 drops of tea tree oil, after removing pot from burner.
9. Washing Machine: To Kill Germs. Add (?) drops of tea tree oil to each load of laundry. This will disinfect and leave laundry smelling clean and fresh.