(NaturalNews) Children are often plagued with ear infections and they're often taken to doctors who ply them with antibiotics. However, antibiotics destroy our healthy bacteria, which is our first line of immune defense. This leaves children, and adults, wide open for numerous health problems later in life after they've taken antibiotics. Ear infections are most often caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus in the ear and the juice of a few cloves of raw garlic with a little water is an effective natural antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal. This simple mixture can be placed right in the ear a couple times a day as an easy home remedy to beat common ear infections.
However, before you do this, you should know that with ear infections, it can be painful while the garlic is killing what needs to be killed. The pain, however, generally lasts just a few minutes and when the problem is eliminated, there will be no pain even with the same dosage of garlic water.
To make the mixture, juice a few cloves of garlic and strain the juice to ensure it's without chunks or solid residue. Then, add approximately five times as much purified water as garlic juice. Then simply tilt your head to the side and pour in some of the garlic water. Keeping your head cocked to the side, let the garlic juice remain in your ear for a few minutes or as long as you can stand. When you're ready, simply tilt your head to the other side to drain the remainder, and rinse your ear in your next shower. With young children, or if you have a low tolerance for pain, you may want to dilute the juice even further.
It generally takes just a dose or two before the pain - and problem - are eliminated. And most would agree that the momentary pain beats having your immune system compromised for the rest of your life - whether you're an adult or child - just because your doctor didn't tell you how to replenish your healthy bacteria after he or she gave you drugs that destroyed them.
If you've already taken antibiotics and are turning to home remedies as a back plan, it's important to also get started in replacing your healthy bacteria. Having an abundance of these friendly microbes in your gut will help you avoid many problems. Dr. Richard Anderson tells us that one dose of antibiotics can wipe out all of our healthy bacteria.
Healthy bacteria are found naturally in raw fermented foods, including sauerkraut, kim chi, and kombucha. Quality yogurts also contain plenty of healthy bacteria, but yogurt is also mucus-forming which contributes to clogged pathways in the body. In particular, mucus-forming foods contribute to clogged sinuses - and clogged sinuses are connected with ear infections. Due to this, it's better to get your healthy bacteria from vegetable-based sources. Healthy bacteria are also available as supplements known as probiotics. Just be sure to purchase a good brand - and one with at least as much of the Bifidobacteria strain as the Lactobacillus bacteria (acidophilus, etc.) strain.
Kim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse. Cleaning Up! offers deep cleansing and using methods in this book, people have gotten rid of dozens of different types of health problems, as well as just losing excess weight, thinking more clearly, and feeling better.
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