Friday, February 29, 2008

Ear Infection


This really has nothing to do with being green, or living simply. However, I thought I'd check in to let you all know why I have been so negligent in posting! I have had an ear infection, which is by far the most excruciating pain I've ever experienced. And yes, I have had 4 children naturally! I tried the homeopathic thing, ear candles and drops when it started hurting, but quickly trucked to the nurse practitioner for hydrocodone and antibiotics! The crazy thing is that I never had a cold, sore throat or anything! I still can't hear out of my right ear, but hopefully that will be restored soon. American Idol just isn't the same:) Oh, and the dreaded antibiotics have given me a case of thrush. Lovely.

4 comments:

GreenStyleMom said...

I'm sorry about the ear infection. They hurt something horrible! I had one last year. The only other one I had as an adult was almost 20 years ago, and I STILL remember how bad it hurt.

Anonymous said...

My son starting getting an ear infection a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to see what we could do with the traditional medicine. Well, I have something called Miracle Oil, it is from Pure Romance! It contains tea tree oil, hemp seed oil, lavendar, and other natural oils. It is a great antiseptic oil. It also works for dandruff and a host of other things! Check it out. His ear cleared up in 3 days.

Green Mamma said...

Actually ear infections do have something to do with the environment. With some 42 billion pounds of chemicals produced or imported into the U.S. each day, we are exposed to many chemicals and their compounds. Our respiratory systems are harmed by exposure to these chemicals and air pollution, which weakens our immune system and makes the occurrence of colds and ear infections more prevalent.

mandi said...

oh, that pain...and to think of our little ones getting ear infections! i always use mullein oil and garlic oil, warmed. this clears up the infection and helps with the pain. just for future thoughts! btw- i love your blogs. sounds like we have lots in common!