Re: ear infections – Naturopathic Medicine Network

Re: ear infections

Posted by Chris Maloney on 08/20/04 at 08:59 PM

Dear Angela,

Has your daughter been checked for ear infections between fevers? It is possible to have a constant, low grade infection that flares occasionally. I mention this because over time it may affect speech development.

In my own practice, I have had luck taking children off dairy, at least during the acute flareups. It is possible to supplement with calcium fortified orange juice or soy, and in some children it has stopped the cycle.

There are a wide range of immune boosting herbs and supplements for children, but the core is a really good varied diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

I hope this is helpful.

Christopher Maloney, Naturopathic Doctor

Augusta, Maine

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