Ear Complaints – Homeopathy Treatment

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Ferrum phosphoricum

In the early stages of a middle ear infection with a slow onset. You should take it as soon as possible.

Recommended: For fever, earache and nose bleeds (for nervous, delicate people, who blush easily). Often very effective in the early stages of an illness or inflamation with little or no significant symptoms

  • middle to high fever when no other significant symptoms are apparent
  • bright red nose bleeds
  • palpitations with a fast and soft pulse
Ear Complaints - Homeopathy treatment

Aconite

You awake suddenly at night with unbearable earache, or if the pains are caused by a cold wind. The remedy should be taken immediately.

Recommended:  For all acute or feverish complaints that appear suddenly and with intensity. For best results, take the remedy as soon as the symptoms appear :

  • often caused by dry cold, cold wind, panic and shock
  • complaints come suddenly and are extremely fierce
  • fever rises rapidly and may be very high, with a hot, dry skin
  • patient is extremely restless and anxious
  • intense thirst for cold drinks

Chamomilla

You suffer from an unbearable, stinging earache, that makes you extremely irritable. The patient (usually a child), cries angrily, throws itself from side to side, and often wants to be carried. One cheek may be red, the other pale.

Recommended: For teething children, diarrhoea, colic and earache.

  • unbearable pain
  • very irritable, moody and easily enraged; nothing seems to satisfy them
  • children want to be carried
  • one cheek may be red, the other pale
  • often hot, restless and thirsty
  • colic pains and possibly greenish diarrhoea that looks like chopped spinach and smells of rotten eggs

Pulsatilla

On the other hand, the patient is quiet, weepy, very dependent and clingy, and even wants to be in the fresh air. Sometimes you will find a mild, yellow-green discharge coming out of the ear.

Recommended:

  • symptoms are often caused by cold, dampness and grief
  • a desire for gentle movement in the fresh air
  • mucus (cold, cough, ear, etc.) is bland, thick and yellow or green
  • digestive problems often caused by fatty, rich food, pork and ice-cream
  • no thirst
  • weepy and moody, a desire for company and sympathy

Nux vomica

Earache caused by cold air or a draft, which is worse when you swallow and better when you are warm. You may feel irritable and stressed, and sometimes even the hair on your scalp may be sensitive to the touch.

Recommended: For digestive disorders, nausea and retching, constipation, backache, PMT, menstrual pain, earache, disturbed sleep, hangovers.

  • after-effects of rich food or food that is off, an excess of alcohol, smoking, coffee, an abuse of medical and recreational drugs, stress and a lack of sleep
  • nausea with retching (you cannot vomit), food lies like a stone in the stomach
  • very stressed, irritable and oversensitive

Hepar sulphuris

Stinging earache, in which the slightest cold makes the pain worse, and you feel compelled to cover up the ear to keep it warm. Sometimes there will be a yellow-green discharge coming out of the ear. The patient is extremely irritable.

Recommended:

  • extreme sensitivity to cold; all symptoms alleviated by warmth
  • irritability and anger
  • suppurations have a yellow-green discharge
  • intense, possibly throbbing pains and stitches, alleviated by warmth
  • rough, barking, rattling cough with hoarseness

Mercurius

You have discharge from the ear, swollen lymph-nodes under the ear, bad breath, night sweats and thirst.

Recommended: For toothache, earache, suppurations

  • foul breath often with a sweetish, metallic taste in the mouth
  • increased saliva production, but thirsty
  • the tongue is moist, swollen and has toothmarks along the sides
  • inflamed, swollen gums and mouth ulcers
  • toothache at night
  • chronic, foetid discharge from the ear
  • sticky, smelly night sweats

Belladonna

Sudden, intense and throbbing earache with a red, hot face and possibly high. This is the main remedy for acute middle-ear infections.

Recommended: For acute inflammations, cramping and throbbing complaints and high fever.

  • often brought on by cold wet weather or wet hair
  • the symptoms start suddenly (often disappearing as suddenly as they came)
  • high fever, red face, little thirst, moist, sweaty skin, a desire not to be uncovered
  • when feverish you feel either drowsy or irritable but not anxious (as with Aconite)
  • throbbing, burning, cramping pain with red, hot, inflamed areas (e.g., throat, ear)
  • sensitivity to movement, light and noise

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