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Ear Infection Treatments Bowling Green KY

Local resource for ear infection treatments in Bowling Green, KY. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ear infection treatments, ear infection prevention, audiologists, and hearing loss treatment, as well as advice and content on ear infections, eardrops, earwax removal, hearing loss, and conditions of the ear.

GNC
(270) 843-1947
2625 Scottsville Road
Bowling Green, KY
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Gnc
(270) 843-1947
2625 Scottsville Rd Ste 112
Bowling Green, KY
 
Nutrition Center
(270) 846-1882
715 US 31W Byp
Bowling Green, KY
 
Prescription Shop
(270) 597-2181
1571 Ky Highway 259 N
Brownsville, KY
 
Nutrition Center
(270) 846-1882
715 US 31-W Bypass
Bowling Green, KY
 
Weight Loss Plus
(270) 393-0232
1901 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY
 
Peak Performance Foods
(270) 842-4775
996 Wilkinson Trce
Bowling Green, KY
 
Health Works Nutrition & Tanning Cente
(270) 782-7603
900 Fairview Ave
Bowling Green, KY
 
Nutrition Center
(270) 846-1882
715 US 31-W Bypass
Bowling Green, KY

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J & L Enterprises
(270) 535-2569
2964 Hammett Hill Rd
Bowling Green, KY

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Seven Safe Treatments for Ear Infections

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March 30, 2007: 7:32 am: Dr. Neil Ear Problems , Ototoxic Drugs

Seven Safe Treatments for Ear Infections

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

A man took me to task. He wrote: “You keep saying what cannot be used for ear infections, but you do not mention what can be used. It would enlighten us all if you explained some safe treatments for ear infections.”

You’re right. I’m not being very helpful, am I? I warn you about various unsafe ear treatments, but I don’t explain what some good alternatives are.

Before I begin, you need to remember that I’m not a medical doctor and therefore cannot (and do not) diagnose conditions and prescribe treatments.

However, I can (and do) provide an educational service by explaining the various drugs that can damage your ears and the kinds of damage they can cause. Now, as per your request, I’m taking the next logical step and providing you with information on some of the remedies that are not harmful to your ears.

Here are a number of things you might want to consider.

1. Boost your immune system. Recurrent infections are a sign that your immune system not functioning properly. If you boost your immune system, you will likely find that your susceptibility to ear infections drops dramatically. Two herbal preparations that help boost your immune system are Echinacea and Astragalus.

Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia, E. purpurea, E. pallida) is a powerful immune-system booster. A typical dosage is up to nine 300 to 400 mg capsules per day. (If you are allergic to asters and ragweeds, you may also be allergic to Echinacea. Also, don’t use if you have an autoimmune disease.)

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is a herbal you can take long-term if you are prone to recurrent infections. A typical dosage is eight or nine 400 to 500 mg capsules a day.

2. Eliminate refined sugars (white sugar, high-fructose corn syrup) and refined carbohydrates (things made from white flour) from your diet. This can greatly reduce your susceptibility to infections since the various fungi (including yeasts) need sugar to thrive, not to mention improving your overall health.

3. Identify and eliminate any food allergens you might have. Allergies often are the cause of middle ear infections.

4. There are a number of herbs that are natural antibiotics. Here are 3 of them.

Oregon Grape (Berberis aquifolium) contains the antibiotic berberine. Berberine kills many types of bacteria. Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) also contains berberine and has the same antibiotic properties. A typical dosage is up to six 500 to 600 mg capsules a day. (Do not take this if you are pregnant.)

Garlic (Allium sativum) kills many nasty beasties including bacteria and viruses. The good news is that garlic attacks some of the viruses that cause colds and flu–which often sets up your ears for ear infe...

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